Business Disputes Can Impact Your Company's Performance

We Pursue Effective And Efficient Solutions

Prolonged business disputes can consume the time and attention of a company's leaders and result in a drop in performance. For more than 200 years, the attorneys at Cooper Erving & Savage LLP have helped businesses throughout Upstate New York resolve disputes efficiently and effectively while protecting their interests.

Our firm handles all aspects of business ownership disputes including:

  • Business breakups
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Business dissolution
  • Valuation of shares
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Partnerships disputes
  • Recreational property disputes
  • Fraudulent conveyance

Our experienced business law attorneys are skilled negotiators who often resolve disputes without the need to litigate. At the same time, we prepare every case meticulously and we are always ready to go to trial if a fair agreement cannot be reached out of court.

Trusted Legal Counsel In All Manners Of Disputes

If you have a stake in a privately owned company, the most important thing is making sure that a company is properly valuated. We work with our clients to see that any settlement is based on accurate information and that they receive what they are entitled to when they leave the company.

When dissolving a business, there are a host of issues to sort through. We have extensive experience with these cases and will work to ensure you get the results you deserve.

Contact Us

To discuss your options with an experienced litigator, use our online contact form or call 888-352-3751 to schedule an appointment.

Past Commercial and Defense Litigation

  • Trial judgment against architect in construction dispute with homeowner. (N.D.N.Y. 2013) Phillip G. Steck

  • Successfully defended former stockowner against non-compete claim by corporation. Phillip G. Steck

  • Obtained complete dismissal of an Article 78 proceeding brought by County District Attorney against a Justice of a Town and Village Court which alleged a refusal to disclose the electronic recordings of court proceedings. (Columbia County Supreme Court 2013). David C. Rowley, Brian W. Matula

  • Successfully obtained an Order vacating a six (6) year old default judgment which served to eliminate client's access to Saratoga Lake, and permitting successor in interest to intervene in continuing litigation. Brian W. Matula, Kelly L. Malloy

  • Successfully defended against Order to Show Cause with Temporary Restraining Order in case seeking to enforce alleged easement rights through commercial parking lot in Montgomery County, New York. (Montgomery County Supreme Court 2013) Brian W. Matula

  • Obtained dismissal and subsequent discontinuance of trespass and nuisance claims made against a City of Albany woman for overflowing sewage in multi-unit property in the City of Albany. Brian W. Matula

  • Obtained complete discontinuance of trespass and nuisance claims made against a Clifton Park landowner involving water draining onto adjoining property. (Saratoga County Supreme Court, 2011). David C. Rowley, Brian W. Matula

  • Trial judgment for client accused of fraudulent transfers in bankruptcy proceeding. Bruno Mach. Corp. v. Troy Die Cutting Co., 435 B.R. 819 (N.D.N.Y., 2010). Phillip G. Steck, Michael A. Kornstein

  • Obtained complete dismissal of summary eviction proceeding and claim for damages for breach of contract against local business and its owners. (Albany City Court, 2010) Brian W. Matula

  • Successfully defended appeal of Bronx County Supreme Court dismissal to the Appellate Division in a case involving failure to adhere to contractual provisions for the manufacturing of sausage (Appellate Division First Department, 2010). David C. Rowley, Brian W. Matula

  • Reached favorable settlement on behalf of business and owner in case involving contractual dispute over heavy equipment rental (Albany County Supreme Court, 2010). David C. Rowley, Brian W. Matula

  • Granted dismissal of action seeking $7 Million for breach of contract and loss of past and future profits (Bronx County Supreme Court,2009). David C. Rowley, Brian W. Matula

  • Achieved $100,000 collection from gas station on Killington Access Road (Rutland County, Vermont Superior Court, 2009). Brian W. Matula