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Securities Litigation
Antitrust Litigation
Consumer Product Litigation
General Litigation
Real Estate and Trusts & Estates

Litigation

The firm devotes substantial resources to its litigation matters, most of which are large and complex, and works to obtain the best result for our clients. Kaplan Fox thoroughly prepares every case for trial and will not hesitate to go to trial to vindicate our clients' rights. However, because the outcome of any trial cannot be predicted with certainty, where appropriate, we are willing to explore the possibility of a pre-trial settlement on terms favorable to our clients.

Securities Litigation

Over the past twenty years, the firm has represented numerous clients in the highly-specialized area of securities litigation, including class action securities litigation and shareholder derivative actions. Kaplan Fox has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of aggrieved investors in cases where the firm acted as lead or co-lead counsel.

In cases brought under federal and state securities laws, Kaplan Fox typically represents investors who purchased securities at prices that were artificially inflated by a company's false and misleading statements or omissions. In an appropriate case, we seek redress not only from the company and its principals, but also from others outside the company who have participated in the fraudulent conduct.

Related to these types of securities cases (which are often brought as class actions) are shareholder derivative actions, in which a shareholder brings an action on behalf of the corporation to redress harm to the corporation, such as corporate waste or mismanagement. For example, Kaplan Fox has successfully represented shareholders who have brought derivative claims against a company's board of directors for failure to maximize shareholder value in the context of a merger or acquisition.

Antitrust Litigation

For nearly thirty years Kaplan Fox has represented clients in actions brought under federal and state antitrust laws. These cases, which are usually litigated as class actions, are typically brought by businesses and individuals who have been injured as a result of price-fixing, customer allocation, or other anti-competitive behavior by manufacturers or sellers of particular products or services. Kaplan Fox lawyers have been at the forefront of several of the most important private antitrust actions over the past three decades, having been appointed by federal and state courts as co-lead counsel or member of an executive committee in numerous antitrust cases.  Over the years we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients.

Consumer Product Litigation

Kaplan Fox has recently expanded our litigation practice into the area of consumer litigation. This area of practice focuses on the representation of victims of a wide array of misconduct concerning the manufacture, testing, sale or marketing of products. For example, the firm represents individuals who have been exposed to potentially harmful drugs, as well as people who have purchased automobiles with certain defects.

General Litigation

Although the bulk of Kaplan Fox's litigation practice is concentratrated in the areas mentioned above, the firm's experienced lawyers regularly handle a wide variety of other matters involving common law fraud, employer/employee disputes, contract claims, intellectual property and bankruptcy issues.

Real Estate and Trusts & Estates

Kaplan Fox has a long history of representing the interests of individuals who live in this country and abroad, who purchase, sell, develop and finance real estate in the United States. 

The firm also offers a full complement of estate planning services, to assist in the orderly transition of assets. Our experienced estate and trust attorneys have handled many complex estates in various Surrogate's or Probate Courts. In this area of our practice, our clients consist of many generations of families who have come to rely on our probate and trust experience.

In addition, we represent numerous clients in the publishing field and assist professionals in negotiating practice contracts and partnership agreements. We are also experienced in the field of art law and artists' estate planning.

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