Our Litigation Department represents clients in civil disputes involving a wide range of complex issues. We have a strong record of success at competitive rates.
Our expertise includes the following:
KOM’s work in this area includes a variety of administrative areas including environmental, liquor licensing, employment and municipal issues. Our lawyers represent major retail establishments with liquor licensing issues, governmental approval of license applications and licensing liability. KOM’s administrative environmental practice includes establishing compliance practices with federal and state laws and guidelines and litigation of environmental administrative claims. KOM’s municipal administrative practice includes zoning and land use, preparation and adoption of ordinances and master plans, telecommunications matters, and sewer and water issues. In addition, KOM’s administrative attorneys work with federal and state administrative agencies, representing employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Michigan’s Wage and Hour Division, the Workers Compensation and Unemployment Bureau and the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Services.
Our experienced bankruptcy attorneys represent a wide variety of clients in both the federal and state courts. Our practice consists of representing the interests of commercial real estate developers in large Chapter 11 cases nationwide, Chapter 7 panel trustees in the Eastern District of Michigan, and other creditors and debtors.
Employment and Labor Law
We handle a wide range of matters, including employment discrimination, harassment, union election campaigns, activities at employment locations (such as handbilling and picketing), employee terminations, disciplinary actions, and other workplace matters. We negotiate, draft, and analyze labor, employment, confidentiality and non-compete agreements. We counsel clients regarding day-to-day employment issues in order to help them avoid future problems.
We handle environmental tort, solid and hazardous waste disposal, site clean-up and related regulatory and litigation matters. We also help resolve disputed environmental problems in real estate transactions. To further assist our clients, we refer them to the necessary technical experts in the fields of environmental engineering, hydrogeology, toxicology, wetlands and other environmental disciplines.
KOM maintains a successful and broad-based practice relating to insurance coverage issues. KOM has expertise in representing insurance companies in complex insurance coverage-related litigation including employment liability, commercial general liability, personal injury, premises liability, construction defects, pollution/environmental contamination, mass tort, automobile liability/no-fault, advertising injury, professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, subrogation and bad faith.
KOM attorneys defend insureds, such as businesses and municipalities, in litigation involving a wide variety of complex issues, including employment disputes, police excessive force litigation, civil rights claims, environmental issues, asbestos claims, zoning and numerous municipal matters.
Municipal Law and Municipal Litigation
KOM’s Municipal Law and Municipal Litigation attorneys act as local counsel, appointed litigation counsel and labor counsel for over 250 municipalities. We handle matters relating to zoning and real estate, labor and employment, police liability, civil rights, sewer and water, telecommunications, environmental law, ordinance enforcement, the drafting and defending of ordinances and master plans, and the numerous general issues that confront these entities on a daily basis.
Real Estate & Commercial Property
KOM’s real estate attorneys represent a wide variety of clients in Michigan, the United States and internationally in complex real estate matters, such as land development, commercial leases, landlord/tenant issues, mortgage lending, sale and acquisition of commercial real property, formation and management of real estate partnerships and joint ventures. KOM’s attorneys handle both transactional issues that arise in the real estate venue and take part in litigation of these issues when the need arises.
Trademark and Copyright Law
KOM attorneys have experience regarding Michigan and federal trademark and copyright laws. KOM attorneys assist clients in the enforcement of trademark and copyright protection through federal and state courts. Our experience includes helping clients establish strategies to protect trademark and copyright rights, registering clients’ trademarks and copyrights and representing clients in arbitration and litigation involving trademarks and copyrights.