Civil & Commercial Litigation

Koester Law has experience representing the interests of businesses and individuals involved in a broad range of businesses and industries, including finance, banking, retail, manufacturing, health care, construction, professional services, pharmaceutical and telecommunications consulting and commercial real estate.

The firm has experience trying cases before juries and judges, as well as before commercial arbitrators, having appeared in state court in many counties of New Jersey, as well as in state and federal court in New Jersey, New York and even Texas.

Koester Law’s commercial litigators are routinely called upon to prosecute and to defend commercial claims and disputes related to breaches of contract, ownership and shareholder disputes, commercial real estate, foreclosures of liens, mortgages and security interests, commercial landlord-tenant relations, employment agreements, environmental, land use rights, and fiduciary and trust related claims.  Our mission is to understand our clients’ legal and business needs and to provide them with the full protection of the law.

Koester Law handles litigation involving the following:

  • Contract litigation
  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Lack of performance and lack of payment
  • Real estate and property litigation
  • In lieu of prerogative writ claims
  • Zoning and land use litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Corporate governance and control
  • Partnership disputes
  • Consumer claims and consumer fraud defense
  • Nuisance, boundary, fence-line and water drainage disputes
  • Commercial real estate litigation
  • Ownership disputes and dissolutions
  • Transactional disputes
  • Employment disputes and terminations
  • Franchise and license litigation
  • Trade secret claims
  • Severance agreements
  • Corporate, company and partnership governance and control
  • Probate and will contests and caveats
  • Breach of fiduciary duty by executor, trustee or representative
  • Will, trust or gift interpretation, construction or enforcement
  • Will or trust reformation
  • Accountings and valuations and sales of estate and trust assets
  • Determination of heirs/beneficiaries
  • Estate and trust litigation
  • Undue Influence
  • Lack of capacity
  • Determination of guardianship or conservatorship
  • Negligence
  • Torts
  • Unfair competition
  • Environmental claims
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Appeals