Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Katten’s Litigation Practice has nearly 200 attorneys acrossthe country dedicated to evaluating, ghting and resolvingour clients’ most difcult problems. Our diverse practiceincludes commercial litigation, consumer class action, elec-tronic discovery and evidence, nancial services litigation,product, premises and tort liability, securities litigation andwhite collar criminal and civil litigation. Our litigation trackrecord and trial victories have earned us national recogni-tion in
Chambers USA, Benchmark: Litigation, Lawdragon 500
Law360 Litigation Almanac,
among others. But webelieve our litigation victories must provide value and long-term benet to our clients. More than any rankings, that ishow we measure our success.Our litigators regularly try signicant “bet the company”cases to verdict. Many of these large cases are accompaniedby other risks, investigations, government inquiries and pro-ceedings, and as a result we have become especially adeptat handling parallel and complex proceedings. Our clientsbenet from the experience of the many Katten attorneyswho have held positions at the U.S. Department of Justice,the U.S. Attorney’s Ofce, the White House, the Securitiesand Exchange Commission and other government agenciesand prosecutors’ ofces at both the state and federal levelsacross the country.
Katten has one of the most extensive and renowned realestate practices in the United States. With over 100 attor-neys rmwide and a London afliate, we provide globalsolutions and capabilities to clients in national and interna-tional markets. Attorneys in our Real Estate Practice havebroad experience in all types of real estate transactions,including all classes of debt nancings, leasing, acquisitions,sales, development, fund formation, private equity and joint ventures, REIT formation, securitizations, cross-bordertransactions, recapitalizations, workouts and restructurings.Our deals involve asset classes that span the market, includ-ing hotels, ofce, retail, industrial, residential, raw land andmixed-use projects.Our sophisticated Real Estate Litigation Practice focuses onthe complex disputes that arise in the industry, includingnance, development and construction, landlord-tenantrelations and brokerage, purchase and sale transactions,and governance and organization. The Distressed PropertyGroup advises clients in connection with distressed realestate asset disputes, out-of-court and in-court restructur-ings, foreclosures, bankruptcies, reorganizations, equity anddebt capitalization, and acquisitions and dispositions. Ourreal estate attorneys also work together with our Sustain-ability and Climate Change Practice to protect our clients’interests in green development.
Katten’s nationally recognized Commercial Finance Practicerepresents banks, investment funds, nance companies andnancial institutions making a wide variety of debt invest-ments in enterprises of all types and sizes, and in a broadrange of industries. Our commercial nance attorneys drawupon the vast experience of Katten professionals in variousdisciplines to ensure that clients receive the highest qualitycounsel on the structural, tax, regulatory and other aspectsof any given transaction. Our lending clients benet fromthe invaluable perspective our commercial nance attorneyshave gained from representing borrowers and support-ing Katten’s other practices with nancing transactionssuch as leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, renancings andrecapitalizations.Our senior lending practice focuses on the representationof administrative agents, lead arrangers and bookrunners insyndicated senior secured and unsecured nancing transac-tions consisting of conventional asset-based loans and cashow loans. We also regularly represent nancial institutionsin mezzanine investments and so-called Term B Loans andSecond Lien Term Loans. In addition, our commercial nanceattorneys represent lenders in project nance transactionsand team with other practices within the rm to repre-sent lenders, sponsors, trustees, portfolio managers andother participants in structured nance transactions andsecuritizations.
We recognize that our clients’ intellectual property is amongtheir most valuable assets. Our intellectual property attor-neys assist clients in many industries in managing and pro-tecting their intellectual property, and in defending againstthe claims of others. Our attorneys have experience in the