Civil & Commercial Litigation


Dilts & Koester’s civil and commercial litigation attorneys have 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’s attorneys have tried cases before juries and judges, as well as before commercial arbitrators.  They have 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.

Dilts & Koester’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.

Dilts & Koester 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
  • Business fraud
  • Creditor claims
  • Fraudulent transfers
  • Consumer claims and consumer fraud defense
  • Nuisance, boundary, fence-line and water drainage disputes
  • Bad faith insurance litigation
  • Noncompetition agreements
  • Commercial real estate litigation
  • Collections and payment disputes
  • Corporate and professional liability
  • Ownership disputes and dissolutions
  • Insolvent estates
  • Insurance coverage and bad faith claims
  • Transactional disputes
  • Employment disputes and terminations
  • Franchise and license litigation
  • Trade secret claims
  • Domain name disputes
  • Severance agreements
  • Corporate, company and partnership governance and control
  • Shareholder freeze-out and squeeze-out litigation
  • Wrongful termination of franchisees/distributors
  • Probate and will contests and caveats
  • Breach of fiduciary duty by executor, trustee or representative
  • Mismanagement of assets by fiduciary
  • 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
  • Allocation or apportionment of estate assets or taxes
  • Negligence
  • Torts
  • Workplace and construction injuries
  • Unfair competition
  • Environmental claims
  • Real property and tax appeals
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Appeals