Commercial Litigation and Appeals
Anselmi & Carvelli, LLP attorneys have vast expertise handling commercial disputes in state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York and around the country. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in matters ranging from breaches of contracts and commercial disputes to charges of securities violations, including matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Because we emphasize that litigation is often not the best way to resolve a dispute, we also assist with alternative dispute mechanisms such as mediation and arbitration.
We are frequently engaged as trial and/or local counsel in New Jersey and New York, working in conjunction with national firms and sharing our years of experience dealing with local practices and procedures.
When necessary, we pursue and defend appeals. This includes the initial filing, compilation of the record, brief writing, oral argument and evaluation of the need for additional appeals.
Our practice includes:
- Antitrust and unfair trade claims
- Banking litigation
- Bankruptcy litigation
- Class actions
- Construction litigation
- Contract disputes
- Creditor rights
- Fiduciary trust matters
- Franchise disputes
- Insurance coverage litigation
- Oppressed shareholder disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Real estate litigation
- Securities litigation
Our recent engagements include:
- Winning a seven-figure summary judgment award on behalf of a distribution company in a federal lawsuit that alleged fraud and fraudulent transfer by corporate officers. We also pierced the corporate veil to impose individual liability on them.
- Winning a no-cause decision in a federal lawsuit seeking damages and a contempt citation for Federal Trade Commission false-advertising claims.
- Winning a mid-six-figure judgment, after an arbitration matter before FINRA, against an investment adviser on claims of fiduciary breach and securities-law violations.
- Successfully prosecuting a wines/spirits importer’s claims in an international trade dispute with a European supplier.
- Being retained in an international construction dispute over infrastructure in Africa.
- Obtaining a lucrative settlement on behalf of a commercial client over an alarm company’s failure to respond to a robbery.
Please contact Paul F. Carvelli or Andrew E. Anselmi for additional information.
Andrew E. Anselmi
Partner and Co-Founder
Andrew Anselmi, a partner and co-founder of Anselmi & Carvelli, is a trial lawyer with a focus on high-stakes, complex commercial litigation on behalf of corporations.
Paul F. Carvelli
Partner and Co-Founder
Paul Carvelli, a partner and co-founder of Anselmi & Carvelli, concentrates his law practice in the area of complex commercial litigation in the federal and state courts.
Bruce I. Goldstein
Bruce Goldstein, a partner, is recognized by his peers as one of New Jersey’s preeminent trial lawyers. He is a sophisticated and dynamic litigator with expansive experience in complex business disputes. His cases include those involving fraud, shareholder disputes, employment, breach of contract, business torts, insurance, franchise disputes and professional malpractice.
Samuel B. Santo, Jr.
Samuel Santo, Jr., a partner, has more than 25 years of expertise in a wide variety of complex civil and commercial litigation matters, with trial experience in both state and federal courts. He specializes in litigating and arbitrating high-stakes business disputes covering a broad spectrum of matters, including breach of contract, product liability, New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and New Jersey Franchise Practices Act issues, health care and Third Party Logistics (3PLs), as well as employee piracy and other business torts.
Robert E. Bartkus
Bob Bartkus, of counsel, has more than 40 years of experience in multiparty business and international arbitration and litigation. He has handled matters at all levels of the state and federal judiciary, and has numerous reported cases.
Maura W. Sommer
Maura Sommer, of counsel, represents clients in all stages of complex environmental matters in federal and state court, as well as before state agencies. Additionally, Maura works with regulatory agencies, governmental bodies, developers and property owners throughout all stages of environmental investigations and remediation.
James Harry Oliverio
James Harry Oliverio, an associate, concentrates his practice on general business and commercial litigation in state and federal courts in New Jersey, and state courts in New York.
Zachary D. Wellbrock
A Partner at Anselmi & Carvelli, Zachary Wellbrock, concentrates his practice on civil litigation, primarily complex commercial matters and First Amendment/media law issues.
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