Litigation, Appellate, & Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Our firm’s Litigation, Appellate, & Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice is comprised of experienced litigators who have handled a wide range of basic and complex litigation matters and have successfully represented clients through settlement, trial, and appeals.

Our attorneys possess an in-depth knowledge of procedure and strategy and provide clients with practical and effective advice through all stages of a lawsuit.


The firm represents clients in matters, including estate and probate litigation, complex commercial, business, and contractual disputes, intellectual property, defamation and anonymous John Doe cases, civil rights and constitutional matters, firearms/permitting issues, environmental compliance, real estate and landlord/tenant issues, bankruptcy, employment, franchise law, and matrimonial matters.

Appeals, Amicus Curiae

Our attorneys have handled a wide range of appeals in state and federal courts, before both intermediate appellate courts and high courts such as the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the New York Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of New Hampshire. Our litigators have substantial experience representing clients as parties to appeals and as Amici Curiae (Friends of the Court) both on the merits and in connection with petitions for certiorari and certification.

Services provided by our attorneys include:

  • Filing and defending lawsuits on behalf of individuals and business entities.
  • Representing clients in federal and state courts, municipal courts, and arbitration and mediation.
  • Litigating emergent applications by order to show cause.
  • Engaging in fact and expert discovery, depositions, and motion practice.
  • Preparing and enforcing settlement agreements.
  • Briefing and arguing appeals in federal and state appellate courts.
  • Preparing and filing Amicus Curiae briefs in federal and state courts.
  • Advising and representing clients regarding ADR techniques as alternatives to litigation.

Contact Richard L. Ravin or Daniel L. Schmutter for more information.