Complex Commercial Litigation

Our attorneys have broad experience in commercial litigation matters, ranging from highly-complex business disputes involving millions of dollars to smaller matters between individuals or small entities. Our experience in both prosecution and defense spans contract law, construction law, insurance law, and white collar criminal law on state and federal levels. We handle a wide range of contract disputes and business torts involving real property, natural resources, corporate law, employment claims, professional malpractice, trade secrets, claims based on fraud, misrepresentation and business torts, and other commercial transaction matters.

For information on our particular expertise in oil & gas litigation, see Oil & Gas Litigation


  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of client on fraud, estoppel, and declaratory judgment claims and dismissal of opponents’ $12.5 million claim for alleged breach of energy services contract.
  • Represented oil & gas company in complex accounting of recovery factors at natural gas processing plants, natural gas liquids and residue gas.
  • Regularly defends two national insurance companies in litigation and arbitration.
  • Litigated and arbitrated numerous securities claims on behalf of plaintiff claimants throughout the United States.
  • Successfully defended title insurer in arbitration on title matters.
  • Represented an employer in a class action wage dispute matter. Okamoto v. Bradley Petroleum, Inc.
  • Represented oil & gas company in a dispute over title to leasehold interests in approximately 26,000 mineral acres in the Wamsutter field located in Carbon and Sweetwater Counties, Wyoming.
  • Represented oil & gas company in defense of action seeking damages and recession of assignment of oil and gas leases and seeking to assert claims for alleged anti-trust violations.
  • Represented oil & gas company in favorably settling contamination claims related to alleged spill on landowner’s property.
  • Obtained dismissal of our client from class action suit against energy companies. McGreevey v. Montana Power Co., et al., 320 Fed.Appx. 775.
  • Obtained directed verdict in favor of defendant client in jury trial, with plaintiffs’ $128 million dollar claim dismissed and attorneys’ fees awarded to our client. West Hawk Development Corp. et al. v. Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., Denver District Court.
  • Represented oil & gas company in challenging the unprecedented action of the U.S. Department of the Interior in cancelling 18 oil and gas leases issued to the company. Case settled favorably for our client.
  • Obtained confidential arbitration award (three member arbitration panel) in Denver, Colorado in favor of client and rejecting $2.5 million damages claim for costs incurred for natural gas pipeline and midstream infrastructure project.
  • Obtained dismissal for client from antitrust action. Riviera Drilling & Exploration Co. v. Gunnison Energy Corp., et al., 412 Fed.Appx. 89.
  • Represented company in title and partnership dispute over uranium mining claims near Moab, Utah. Utah Energy Corp. v. Lammert, Civil No. 0807-59, San Juan County, Utah
  • Represented company in dispute over operations of a gold mine in Nevada.
  • Represented company in multi-million dollar claims arising out of a failure to properly hang a liner, leading to the cementation of a drill pipe and four months of milling and fishing operations. Golden Eagle Exploration, LLC v. Weatherford U.S., L.P., Case No. 0707-119, Grand County, Utah.
  • Represented a brokerage firm in a federal action challenging an arbitration award.