Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster litigators are experienced at representing defendants and plaintiffs in a wide range of commercial controversies and claims. We are especially deep in these areas:

  • Construction: As litigation counsel to a prominent architectural firm, we protect our client’s interests in design, construction and contract disputes. These have involved claims under the Americans With Disabilities Act arising from the renovation of an historic hotel in Miami’s South Beach district and a construction dispute among participants in the redesign and reconstruction of Soldier Field, the home stadium of the NFL’s Chicago Bears.
  • Employment: Companies regularly rely on our firm to enforce non-compete agreements and protect their trade secrets. We also defend employers against allegations of discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge, having handled disputes in federal and state court and before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We also represent individual employees in employment disputes, such as a former CEO in employment litigation against a national manufacturer.
  • Insurance: We represent policyholders – including contractors, manufacturers and retailers – whose liability insurers have denied coverage for underlying claims and suits, especially involving environmental contamination coverage disputes. Our lawyers are also experienced at working on behalf of insurers, in one instance representing a major liability insurer in environmental coverage litigation involving state and federal superfund sites.

Businesses have turned to us for other complex, often high-stakes commercial litigation claims. Recent representations include:

  • A hotel owner in a wrongful death suit
  • Regional and national banks in litigation with borrowers and other lenders
  • A client in securities fraud litigation, in one instance securing a jury verdict of more than $2 million
  • A public company facing allegations that its advertising and marketing materials are false and misleading