Cole Schotz P.C.


Professional Services Litigation


Professional services firms are businesses and like other commercial entities they face the challenges of doing business in a competitive marketplace. Cole Schotz has experience handling commercial disputes for all types of professional services firms -- from publicly-traded-traded financial advisory firms to small and mid-size law firms and accounting firms.

Even the most reputable and diligent professionals are not immune from claims of negligence, malpractice or regulatory action. We understand that an assertion of malpractice or negligence can damage reputation and disrupt business. Our experience in defending against such claims has proven invaluable to our clients.

For decades, we have counseled professionals on the sensitive issues unique to their business endeavors. Drawing on the broad experience across our firm, we respond to the needs of those facing potential licensing or liability concerns. Services include:

• Professional liability
    o Defend against bankruptcy related claims
        • avoidance actions
        • fee objections and disgorgement claims
        • D&O insurance claims

    o Defend against claims of malpractice and negligence
        • Legal malpractice
        • Accounting and tax malpractice

• Government investigations
    o SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings
    o Grand jury investigations – white collar
    o False Claims/Qui Tam (whistleblower)

• Risk/solutions management
    o Expert witness
    o Employment and partnership disputes
    o Information governance and eDiscovery
    o Class action





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