Our Business Litigation Practice

The attorneys at Houston Harbaugh, P.C., are accomplished litigators, providing comprehensive litigation support on a broad spectrum of matters to small and large companies throughout Pennsylvania.

We represent the needs of a changing and thriving Pittsburgh. We handle all matters of commercial litigation, advocating for clients in real estate, environmental, health care, industrial, financial and business clients' disputes.

We are a trusted litigation resource for clients, combining our knowledge and experience with the latest in technology and litigation resources to provide strong representation. We listen, anticipate, research and counsel, developing sound business and litigation strategies.

At Houston Harbaugh, P.C., we are advocates and advisers for our business clients on commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory enforcement issues. Our lawyers provide advice to clients seeking to avoid litigation and devise legal strategies when litigation becomes unavoidable. Our business litigation and transactions practice includes:

  • RICO defense representation of banking institutions, trucking companies, a telephone company and a securities firm in federal litigation brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
  • UCC defense of banking institutions in check fraud cases under Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • UCC purchase and sales representation of buyers and sellers of goods in cases involving Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Security interest representation of lenders and borrowers in actions brought to enforce security rights under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.Contract dispute representation of business clients
  • Unfair trade practices claims on behalf of businesses.Patent, trademark and copyright enforcement and defense for companies, including intellectual property matters involving the Lanham Act, claims of dilution and licensing.
  • Trade secret theft claims.
  • Breach of contract claims including breach of non-compete agreements

  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims
  • Real estate litigation involving fraudulent conveyance and other cases seeking to subordinate or set aside conveyances, mortgages and other security interests on the grounds of fraud, lack of authority or equitable considerations.

Contact Our Pennsylvania Commercial Dispute Attorneys Today

Our Pittsburgh business litigation attorneys help clients navigate both complex and simple commercial disputes by providing them with the knowledge, information, strategy and budget needed to make informed decisions.

From our office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, our lawyers serve clients primarily in Pennsylvania, but also in other jurisdictions on a special admission basis. Contact us to find out how we can help you protect your rights and interests in Pennsylvania. Call our law office at 412-281-5060.

Representative Litigation Work

The firm's experience in commercial and corporate litigation includes the following cases:

  • The representation of the board of directors of a publicly held company in a shareholders' derivative action seeking equitable and monetary relief arising out of allegations of mismanagement and waste of corporate assets.
  • Defending the chairman of the board of directors of non-profit corporation in errors and omissions claims by trustee in bankruptcy, alleging financial mismanagement.

  • Acting as class counsel in a nationwide securities fraud class action brought under RICO.

  • The defense of a large real estate rental company in federal class action litigation alleging racial discrimination in rental of apartments.
  • The representation of the seller of a 50 percent interest in a privately held forest products company in a securities fraud claim against the purchaser and the purchaser's law firm.
  • The representation of a National Banking Association in a group of related actions brought by the owner of a restaurant chain to recover moneys misappropriated by its chairman through the use of checks written on the company's checking accounts.
  • The representation of a bank in a claim brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) by a borrower seeking the recovery of losses of an investment in a North Carolina golf resort, the development of which was financed in part by the bank.
  • Fraudulent conveyance litigation initiated by a real estate development company against prior officers, directors and shareholders and lending institution to set aside conveyance of apartment buildings and underlying mortgage.
  • The defense of federal class action litigation on behalf of a trucking company alleged to have engaged in fraudulent billing practices.
  • Representation of a telecommunications company in federal litigation brought under Federal Trademark Dilution Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act by a designer and manufacturer of networked communications systems and related software.
  • Representation of a Dutch corporation which owned the exclusive rights and license to the "total image" of one of the world's foremost tennis superstars in action against defendant corporation for breach of endorsement contracts.
  • Representation of multi-plant manufacturer in legal malpractice claim against its outside law firm arising out of pension plan termination.
  • Advising a franchise business regarding the need for specialty intellectual property insurance coverage and reviewing several competing proposed insurance policies.