Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution


Our Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group is comprised of a highly skilled and formidable team of litigation attorneys. We have a long and distinguished track record of success representing clients in a broad range of complex disputes. Indeed, three former members of our Firm have become federal judges. Our extensive litigation experience includes trying cases to both judges and juries in federal and state courts and before administrative bodies, as well as representing clients in arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

We are tireless advocates for our clients, but at the same time we recognize that "winning" is defined by our clients' business needs. Our top priority is to achieve the best possible outcome in light of a client's objectives, resources, and tolerance for risk. A trial is a major undertaking that involves a significant investment of time and expense, and can distract clients from their day-to-day business activities. With this in mind, we counsel clients on techniques for avoiding litigation and help them weigh the costs and benefits of each litigation strategy, from out-of-court settlement to trial and appeal.

When going to court is the best option, we employ our skills, experience, and knowledge - together with cutting-edge trial management techniques and technology - to create a compelling, cost-effective presentation.

Key Areas of Concentration

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Tobacco Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations
  • Class Action Defense
  • Employment Litigation
  • Environmental & Toxic Tort
  • IP Licensing Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation

Attorneys in the Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group work closely with colleagues in the Firm's other Practice Groups, including Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights; Corporate & Securities; Environmental Law; Real Estate; and Intellectual Property, Technology & E-Commerce, providing clients with comprehensive representation.

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Ryan Federer, Howard Wang Promoted to Partner - Mar 29, 2024
Anthony Sirianni Leads Rutgers Law Appellate Advocacy Team to Finals of ABA Brooklyn Regional Competition - Feb 29, 2024
John Tepedino Promoted to Partner - Nov 21, 2023
Windels Marx Ranked by Best Law Firms® in 2024 - Nov 2, 2023
Best Lawyers in America 2024 Recognizes 30 Windels Marx Lawyers, 14 "Ones to Watch", 3 "Lawyers of the Year" - Aug 17, 2023
James Tracy Wins Motion to Dismiss for Theodore Roosevelt Association and a Historically Significant Beech Tree - May 26, 2023
New Jersey Edition of Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Announced - May 19, 2023
IP Hatch-Waxman Team Wins at Patent Infringement Trial on Behalf of Alkem Laboratories Ltd. - May 5, 2023
Employment Litigation Team Secures Appellate Victory on Behalf of Holy Name Medical Center - Apr 13, 2023
City & State Recognizes 50 Women - Kim Longo Featured - Mar 28, 2023
Loft Law Group Scores Appellate Victory - Dec 15, 2022
Jason Frosch Joins as Partner with Team Focused on Real Estate Litigation, Loft Law - Dec 7, 2022
Windels Marx Named to the 2023 Roster of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Nov 3, 2022
For 2022, Super Lawyers Recognizes 12 Lawyers in New York Metro Edition and 2 Rising Stars - Oct 11, 2022
Ben Kusmin Promoted to Special Counsel - Oct 5, 2022
Dramatic Win at Trial for the IP Hatch-Waxman Trial Team - Sep 30, 2022
Best Lawyers in America 2023 Recognizes 25 Windels Marx Lawyers, 9 Ones to Watch, 4 Lawyers of the Year - Aug 18, 2022
Scott Matthews and Ben Kusmin Score a Significant Win for BC International Group - Jun 27, 2022
Jason Lief Joins Windels Marx as Partner - May 9, 2022
Ivan Sperber, James Tracy Promoted to Special Counsel - Mar 21, 2022
City & State Names Sanjay Mody to its Prestigious 2022 Law Power 100 - Mar 7, 2022
For 2021, Super Lawyers Recognizes 18 Lawyers in New York Metro and Rising Stars Editions - Sep 30, 2021
Best Lawyers in America 2022 Recognizes 22 Windels Marx Lawyers, 9 Ones to Watch - Aug 19, 2021
IP Licensing Litigation Team Defends Dismissal of Patent Pool Antitrust Complaint in 5th Circuit - Apr 29, 2021
Scott Matthews, John Keneally Win Dismissal of $1 Million Transfer Tax Challenge - Apr 22, 2021
Windels Marx Named to the 2021 Roster of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Nov 5, 2020
Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 22 Windels Marx Lawyers, 9 Ones to Watch, 4 Lawyers of the Year - Aug 20, 2020
Tanya Mascarich Named Co-General Counsel to Prominent NJWLA - Jun 1, 2020
Center for Comprehensive Health Practice (CCHP) Names Ben Kusmin Interim Chair of the Board - May 29, 2020
COVID-19 - NJ Governor Murphy Taps Tony Coscia for the Restart and Recovery Commission - Apr 28, 2020
Jeff Hoffman Featured Among NY's Top Criminal Defense Lawyers - Nov 25, 2019
Windels Marx Named to Best Law Firms 2020 - Nov 4, 2019
Jeff Hoffman Quoted on Boeing 737 Troubles - Oct 28, 2019
New Partner, Robert J. Malatak - Jan 23, 2019
Jeff Hoffman Quoted In Law360 - Dec 27, 2018
Successful Defeat of General Motors Trust's Claims for Insurance Coverage In Delaware Supreme Court - Sep 4, 2018
Rod Honecker, Bill Cagney Represent Energy Company in Wrongful Termination Suit - Apr 4, 2018
Jeff Hoffman Joins Windels Marx, Expands Firm's Criminal Defense Capabilities - Mar 23, 2017
Tanya Mascarich on Insurance Assignment Rights in Law360 - Nov 9, 2016
Doug Stevinson Prevails in Unusual Case of Shareholder Oppression - Oct 11, 2016
Rod Honecker Wins by Summary Judgment in an Employment Matter Before the U.S. District Court, District of NJ - May 6, 2014
Craig Murphy and John Holden Successfully Defend Patent-Pool Manager Against Antitrust Claims - Jun 25, 2013
South African and United Kingdom Citizen Not Subject to Personal Jurisdiction Based on Business Meetings in New Jersey - Jun 6, 2013
Windels Marx Secures Dismissal of Consumer Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Lawsuit Brought by the Attorney General of the State of Florida - Jun 28, 2012
NYLJ Reports on Case of First Impression for Swap Agreements - May 14, 2012
Windels Marx Secures Important Foothold in Victor's Cafe's Preservation Efforts for its Iconic Community Mural - Mar 15, 2012
Super Lawyers Honors Windels Marx Attorneys in New York - Sep 20, 2011
Mel Barkan Represents Collector in Pursuit of Missing Picasso, Klee, Kandinsky and Matisse - Aug 31, 2011
Sam Destito and Charles Fisher Secure Appellate Victory for Competitive Bidding Practices in New Jersey Educational System Bid Awards - Jul 25, 2011
Transportation Team, Led by Matt Daus, Secures Victory for Brooklyn Seniors and the Disabled - Jul 1, 2011
Windels Marx Promotes Three to Partner: Tony Casas, Wayne Cook, Jr., and Scott Matthews - May 10, 2011
Windels Marx Promotes Two to Partner: John Holden and Doug Stevinson - Jun 3, 2010

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American inventor Thomas Edison once said, "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." When that genius was tested, Windels Marx represented Edison in litigation that confirmed his claim to be the inventor of the incandescent electric light.