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Business Litigation & Appeals

Harwood Law has extensive experience with business lawsuits at both the trial and appellate levels in:

  • Employment
  • Securities fraud
  • Intellectual property, unfair competition and false advertising
  • Legal malpractice, ethics and other professional liability
  • Entertainment
  • Breach of contract and interference with contract
  • Real estate
  • Defamation
  • Business ownership, valuation and business divorce.
Representative Trial Court Matters
  • Obtained a dismissal at trial of all claims against an entertainment company in a lawsuit involving breach of a licensing agreement for home video rights.
  • Obtained a verdict at trial on a breach of contract claim for a retailer of luxury goods.
  • Obtained a verdict at trial for a law firm defending claims of malpractice.
  • Obtained a verdict at trial for a retired CEO on a claim for breach of an employment contract.
  • Obtained temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions for employers barring former employees from theft of trade secrets in violation of non-competition agreements.
  • Obtained injunctions in trademark infringement actions on behalf of nationally and internationally recognized manufacturers and service providers.
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order for a real estate investor against an auction of real estate by the City of New York.
  • Obtained an injunction for a landlord against the tenant’s modification of a store front in violation of restrictive covenants in a commercial lease.
  • Obtained a Yellowstone injunction for a tenant against the wrongful termination of a commercial lease.
Representative Appeals
  • Obtained a ruling from the New York Court of Appeals granting a judgment to an international law firm dismissing claims by a retired partner for pension benefits.
  • Obtained a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirming a judgment dismissing all antitrust claims.
  • Obtained a ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court dismissing a class action, product liability lawsuit.
  • Prepared a friend of the court brief for the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department for a group of businesses supporting an increase to the minimum wage.
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Client Reviews
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“Tony's advice to me was invaluable in recent job transitions. Under a compressed time line Tony provided expert advice. Drawing on his deep knowledge and experience in the field of employment law, he gave me guidelines for negotiation and the comfort required to move forward with the resulting agreements.” Mary Ann Cate
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"Tony Harwood is extremely ethical and knowledgeable in the law. He took all the anxiety out of the process, helping a difficult matter be resolved smoothly and as amicably as possible." Stuart Baron
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“Anthony Harwood has represented me in multiple cases over the years. Tony’s expert advice was invaluable and having him by my side gave me all the confidence I needed during negotiations. His attention to details and deep knowledge of the law helped me achieve the desired outcome and I am extremely happy to have had him on my team.” Tigran Antonyan