Whitman Breed’s litigation team pursues and defends our clients’ most pressing interests. We have the resources to handle the most complex international business disputes and the flexibility to serve the diverse needs of local and individual clients.
Our team has been well-recognized for our outsize capabilities. In 2016, we were named as one of the Connecticut Law Tribune Litigation Departments of the Year. We are ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms for trusts and estates litigation. And members of our department have been selected as Best Lawyers in America, New England Super Lawyers®, Connecticut Super Lawyers®, and Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, and have achieved AV Preeminent® ratings from Martindale-Hubbell®.
We handle a wide variety of matters, ranging from commercial and business disputes to complex trusts and estates litigation. With decades of experience winning against our peers at international and national law firms, we also regularly serve as co-counsel and local counsel to a number of the nation’s largest law firms.
- Obtained dismissal of fraudulent conveyance claims totaling more than $100 million brought against our clients, an international corporation and a foreign investor.
- Defended closely-held corporation against $20 million derivative claim brought by a former officer and shareholder, defeating a motion for preliminary injunction and brokering a successful resolution.
- Defended a national corporate fiduciary against a $70 million surcharge in a contested accounting proceeding alleging violations of the Prudent Investor Act.
- Defended international construction management firm against $20 million claim brought by the State of Connecticut arising from a major public works project.
(Of course, our record of past success is not indicative of future results.)