Areas of Practice

O’Brien Thornton LLC attorneys provide comprehensive Litigation Services and Legal Counseling whenever you need us — at either our New Jersey or New York offices, or in any of the state or federal courts in New Jersey, New York, or in the United States Supreme Court.

Our approach to litigation is to discuss thoroughly the relative cost–effectiveness of various options, to reduce risks and to maximize results. We seek, with your input, opportunities to quickly resolve litigation short of costly trials, if possible. If trials are necessary, we prioritize trial work so you will be confident that you receive the strongest advocacy of your case in the courtroom.

In non–litigation matters, we counsel strategies that we believe reflect the most economic means of achieving your desired result. We think creatively, with a thorough understanding of the applicable legal principals and the unique facts of your legal matter. While no attorney can foresee and prevent all future problems, if legal issues we address have implications for you or your business beyond the facts of the particular situation you have brought to us, we seek to identify potential concerns and make recommendations to assist you in eliminating or reducing similar problems or litigation risks in the future.

Members of the firm have provided services in a wide variety of matters, including:

• Appeals• Landlord Tenant Law
• Bankruptcy Litigation and Workouts• Land Use and Zoning Law
• Broker Commission Litigation• Lead Paint Litigation
• Business Formation Counseling• Mold Litigation
• Business Litigation• Medicaid and Asset Protection
• Contract Litigation• Minority Shareholder Oppression
• Civil Litigation-general• Municipal Assessment Litigation
• Civil Rights• Partnership Agreements
• Commercial Business• Partnership Dissolution and Litigation
• Commercial Litigation• Personal Injury Litigation
• Computer and Internet Issues• Premises Liability
• Competency Hearings• Professional Malpractice Litigation
• Consumer Fraud• Real Estate Leasing – Commercial
• Construction Litigation• Real Estate Litigation
• Copyright Protection and Litigation• Real Estate Transactions
• Corporate Internal Investigations• Restrictive Covenants
• Creditors Rights Law• Software Agreements
• Eating Disorders Insurance Coverage• Shareholder Litigation–Closely Held
• Elder Law• Trade Secrets
• Employment Litigation• Tax Appeals
• Employment Contracts• Trials
• Estate Litigation• Trusts and Estate Planning
• Environmental Disputes• Undue Influence Will Contests
• Fraudulent Conveyance Claims• Unfair Competition
• Franchise Law• Valuation of Business
• Insurance Coverage Litigation• Wireless Tower Challenges