PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY CLAIMS
Bogorad & Richards lawyers have many years of experience representing lawyers and other professionals as well as their clients with respect to professional liability claims, including representation of both large and small firms. Our lawyers are also available to counsel and represent professionals facing bar or other disciplinary complaints or investigations and with respect to ethical issues, including conflicts of interest and unauthorized practice of law issues. Mr. Bogorad has the unique experience of having served as a professional liability partner at a multi-jurisdiction Am Law 100 firm for more than a decade, during which time he counseled and represented his prior firm and its lawyers with respect to ethics rules, disciplinary proceedings, unauthorized practice of law issues, and actual and potential malpractice claims.
REAL ESTATE LITIGATION
Bogorad & Richards lawyers have decades of experience, dating back to the 1980’s, representing virtually all sides of complex real estate disputes in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Our lawyers have (i) represented both buyers and sellers in disputes arising out of purchase and sale agreements, including lawsuits seeking both specific performance and damages, (ii) represented both owners and tenants in commercial landlord tenant disputes, (iii) represented owners in real estate disputes with the federal government, including eminent domain and inverse condemnation litigation, (iv) defended against and prosecuted claims for commercial real estate brokerage commissions, and (v) represented owners and developers in land use disputes with neighboring land owners.
Bogorad & Richards lawyers have also represented both lenders and borrowers in disputes arising out of loans secured by commercial real estate. Our lawyers have represented banks, insurance companies, pension funds and other institutional lenders in enforcement of their rights under mortgages and deeds of trust, under state law and in bankruptcy courts, in all three local jurisdictions.
Bogorad and Richards lawyers are available to represent secured and unsecured lenders, commercial landlords, equipment lessors and other creditors and interested parties in virtually all aspects of bankruptcy cases. Our lawyers have experience in Chapter 11 cases involving office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, recreational facilities, multifamily housing, residential land development, mixed use projects, manufacturing facilities, retailers, health care providers, government contractors, construction contractors, the airline industry and telecommunications companies.
Our lawyers have experience (i) litigating motions to dismiss and for relief from the automatic stay, (ii) negotiating plans of reorganization and, where necessary, opposing confirmation of cram down plans, (iii) negotiating terms of lease assumptions and, where necessary, opposing assumptions and assignments of leases, (iv) defending against preference and fraudulent conveyance claims, and (v) representing third parties wishing to purchase property from or otherwise do business with debtors or bankruptcy trustees.
Bogorad & Richards lawyers have many years of experience representing owners and investors with respect to internal governance disputes in a wide range of business areas, including real estate, energy and technology. Our lawyers have prosecuted and defended claims between equity and other stake holders for accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, breach of contract, and embezzlement. Our lawyers have brought and defended against derivative actions, and have defended against dissolution actions filed by disgruntled minority equity holders.
INSURANCE COVERAGE LITIGATION
Bogorad & Richards lawyers have handled a variety cases that have raised novel and untested questions of insurance coverage in matters of general liability policies, title insurance, aviation insurance, professional liability insurance, and corporate fidelity policies.
EMPLOYMENT & TRADE SECRET LITIGATION
Bogorad & Richards lawyers have handled employment disputes from both sides of the employer and employee relationship in matters involving trade secrets, covenants not to compete, commercial torts, alleged ERISA violations, wrongful termination, sexual harassment and discrimination claims, and class action claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act., Their experience includes handling the emergency motions for injunctions that often accompany suits in this field.
Bogorad & Richards lawyers have years of experience in the litigation of commercial claims that stem from a variety of contract disputes and claims of wrongful or allegedly wrongful actions by businesses and individuals. These have included claims raising issues of statutory and regulatory compliance, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, RICO, civil conspiracy and tortious interference with contract.