Based upon our experience in focusing on the quantification of financial losses, our Firm is often asked to apply this experience to more than just contact or business tort claims. We are frequently asked to handle high net worth family law disputes, particularly where ownership and valuation of family businesses or investments are at issue. Similarly, we apply the same principles to personal tort claims, which involve financial and emotional losses and often provide for punitive damages, such as claims for defamation or intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The primary objective of every plaintiff in a commercial litigation matter is to collect money. Very often, however, attorneys focus on establishing liability, and do not analyze damages until the end of the case. The risk in that approach is that if damages cannot be proven and /or cannot be proven to the extent originally anticipated, then substantial resources will have been spent litigating liability that may end up being a poor use of those resources. What sets the Firm apart from other firms is that it recognizes the importance of analyzing financial damages issues at the beginning of litigation, rather than the end. The Firm then applies its vast experience in financial damages that include lost profits, loss of market capitalization, diminution of stock value, loss of goodwill, and loss of intangible assets such as trademarks and copyrights.
Katzman, Wasserman, Bennardini & Rubinstein, P.A.
Meet the Business Litigation Team
The firm handles a wide array of complex commercial, business and financial disputes on behalf of both those filing lawsuits or arbitration claims and those defending against such claims. These cases often involve complex disputes over the ownership, management control and compensation due, irrespective of whether the business is a public or private company, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture or sole proprietorship.
Steven M. Katzman
Founder & Partner
University of Florida, Class of 1980, B.A., magna cum laude.
University of Florida, Class of 1983, J.D., cum laude
Charles J. Bennardini
United States Coast Guard Academy, B.S., 1977.
College of William & Mary, J.D., 1986
Craig A. Rubinstein
Brandeis University, B.A., Economics, cum laude, 1992
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1995
Contingency Fee Representation
The majority of our cases on behalf of clients filing lawsuits or arbitration claims now involve at least a partial contingency fee relationship in order to reduce the client’s out-of-pocket obligations, while at the same time creating a win-win opportunity for both client and his or her lawyer.