Trial Win in NY Commercial Division Yields $9 Million Judgment

Lead trial lawyer Glen Silverstein, along with Michael TiffanyLauren Fox and the rest of the Leader Berkon Colao & Silverstein trial team, pulled off what these days is a rare feat — a full trial in the New York Commercial Division and a complete victory.

This breach of contract case involved a private equity firm’s purchase of an operating business from a Fortune 500 company. The case, which included multi-million dollar counterclaims, centered on the indemnification and cooperation provisions of the parties’ transaction agreement, and included allegations of wrongdoing, bad faith, conflicts, and secret arrangements in connection with the handling of a long-running environmental litigation covered by the indemnity provision.

As with most trials, witness credibility was critical.  In a series of dramatic confrontations during cross-examination, including devastating impeachment (through documents and prior video testimony), Silverstein’s commanding trial presence and skills left witnesses without answers and their credibililty shredded.

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