In the litigious business climate of today, we respect that litigation is but one of many possible resolution options to consider. We believe in guiding clients toward the most efficient and cost effective issue resolution, counseling them on ways to avoid disputes and explore non-litigation alternatives. However, when dispute resolution is not achievable outside of litigation, we are prepared to go the distance. . .and we do quite often.
Shankman Leone represents clients throughout the country in arbitration, litigation and administrative proceedings focusing on claims relating to:
While representing and counseling clients in cyber security, data and information privacy, and network security by developing and drafting policies and procedures that comply with applicable rules, regulations and laws, we also have substantial experience leading and conducting audits and investigations involving the theft of confidential, proprietary and trade secret business information, electronic data and information, and corporate funds.
With an understanding that one size does not fit all, our extensive background in litigating non-competition, non-solicitation, anti-piracy and other restrictive covenants also provides us the opportunity to closely work with businesses to develop effective and enforceable restrictive covenants designed to protect their legitimate business interests.
We often find considered application of the law to the needs of the business can be the clear difference between immediate success and lengthy litigation.
Representing clients of all sizes, from large international businesses to local sole proprietors, and in a variety of industries across the country, gives us a close-up view of best practices from some of the smartest people in business. This unique experience works to our advantage in developing solutions to disputes. However, when a resolution is not possible, we are prepared to go the distance to successfully achieve our client’s business goals. Additionally, we often find ourselves serving as local counsel in Greater Tampa Bay for firms without a presence on the West Coast and in Central Florida. In serving as and working with local counsel, we are particularly sensitive to the importance of efficiently working with co-counsel within the scope of the relationship and to meet the client’s defined goals and budget.
Our litigation philosophy is simple, but likely differs from many in the industry for the following reasons: