Commercial / Business Litigation
At Creedon & Gill P.C., our highly skilled and experienced attorneys aggressively advocate for their clients, providing a diverse range of services. We have successfully litigated some of the highest visibility toxic tort* and land use* cases in the Long Island metro area. We are highly experienced in handling unfair competition, trade secret cases and other type of business disputes* We handle business sales and acquisitions*, entity formation and draft all types of contracts and agreements. We serve as general counsel* and file, foreclose on and challenge intentionally exaggerated mechanic’s liens.
Offering A Wide Range Of Services To Our Business Clients
We handle a wide range of cases and assist businesses in resolving legal issues and complex disputes, including but not limited to:
- Commercial transactions
- Unfair competition
- Consumer complaints
- Business formation, acquisitions and sales
- Land use, toxic contamination and zoning
- General counsel
- Business disputes
For more information on our practice areas, please see below:
Business Formation, Acquisition And Sale
At Creedon & Gill P.C., we represent our client’s interests in the purchase and sale of various types and sizes of businesses throughout New York.
Knowing how to form a corporation or limited liability company is only part of it. While the idea is simple, the execution is not. Picking the right business to purchase is only the start of the process. Facilitating the sale of a business while protecting the client’s rights and best interests is a complicated process and should be left to only the most experienced attorneys.
A preliminary matter will be to first decide what type of agreement will best suit our clients. If the client is purchasing or selling only the good will of the company, along with its existing assets, accomplished through an asset purchase agreement, or whether you will be purchasing both the assets and the liabilities of a company through a stock purchase agreement. Check asset purchase and stock purchase agreements
Making these decisions, along with allowances for the way payments will be made, how payments will be guaranteed, drafting notes associated with the sale and non compete clauses, allowing for the value of equipment, trademarks, client lists, insurance, tax and existing employees issues are some of but hardly all of the questions involved in the purchase or sale of a business.
Even if you are going to be running a small or medium sized business by yourself, and especially if you are not, having the right operating agreement to define the roles of all involved and anticipate the typical problems a company runs into is crucial to a company’s success.
If you are starting a business, or in the market to buy or sell a business, an experienced attorney at your side can make all the difference. We can provide the same services and make the same difference for you if you are buying or selling a home.
Land Use, Toxic Contamination And Zoning
We have been involved in two prominent land-use press cases recently at Creedon & Gill P.C..
At Veterans Way in Islandia we represented five of the veteran families whose homes in Islandia were victimized by illegal dumping and toxic contamination. We are proud of the justice we have obtained so far for these veterans, relying on our experiences as prosecutors and our experience in the areas of coverage, construction, and environmental laws.
In Brookhaven, Suffolk Regional Off Track Betting tried to railroad a casino into residential backyards. They spent a lot of money and intended to ignore a lot of laws to get it done. Creedon & Gill P.C. was hired by the Civic Associations to stop them. We did, relying on our extensive backgrounds in land use and municipal liability litigation.
Creedon & Gill P.C. provides general counsel and litigation services to construction companies including on several of the biggest prime contractors in New York. We are skilled at negotiating construction contracts and making sure that if something goes wrong the contract they entered into doesn’t contain the kind of poison pills that can put a company out of business.
We are experienced with providing guidance on the kinds of insurance construction contractors need to obtain — and what areas to avoid, drafting non-compete agreements for key employees, drafting employee handbooks, accident investigations, workers compensation cases, disciplinary practices and the practices involved in filing mechanic’s liens, bonding them, bringing on foreclosure suits to enforce them, and challenging mechanic liens as intentionally exaggerated.
If you are involved in a nasty business dispute, at Creedon & Gill P.C., we understand what it takes to get your case in front of a judge in as little as a day. We then use our extensive litigation and trial backgrounds to ensure your case gets heard and a favorable outcome is sought in your favor in as little time as possible.
In cases where someone has stolen trade secrets, or grossly violated a non compete clause, or is poaching clients or a trademarked product or service it is imperative that the damage be stopped immediately and that a strong message be sent that you will not be victimized.
An Order to Show Cause for a Temporary Restraining and for an injunction can stop a bad actor dead in their tracks the next morning. By way of example, in Pisa Brothers v. Powers 106 A.D.3d 485 (App. Div. 1st Dept 2013) Creedon & Gill P.C. represented a world renowned travel agency in a case where it alleged that a former employee had deceptively removed client lists which constituted trade secrets and used them with a new employer to unfairly compete with them. The Appellate Division agreed, and we received a successful verdict as a result.