There are hundreds of competent law firms throughout the United States with experienced civil litigators bearing sparkling resumes, but do any of them actually understand how you do business?

Berenson LLP’s litigation team melds our expert industry knowledge with top-notch litigation experience.  We specialize in strategizing and defending government agency litigation, consumer cases, and class action lawsuits – but only in this industry.  No law firm in the United States has defended more industry telemarketing attacks, EPA lead paint contractor enforcement actions, sales representative and installer reclassification attacks, Attorney General investigations against remodeling manufacturers and contractors, or home improvement-based class action lawsuits than the attorneys at BLLP.

Our work is so well respected we have actually assisted a number of state Offices of Attorneys General in developing criteria for contractor compliance and consumer Bill of Right protocols.

We do not need to bill a client to get “up to speed”  on industry practices, product specifications, canvassing, telemarketing, lead generation, in-home sale methodologies, advertising, pricing structures, commission structures, installer OSHA risks, lead paint concerns, state home improvement contract requirements, warranty concerns, etc.  We are already expert in these topics.

When a client considers initiating litigation to enforce its rights, or is faced with defending litigation brought against it, our first step is to counsel the client on legal issues and perform a pre-litigation analysis. Once aware of the pros and cons of a particular case, the client is then in an informed position to discuss case management with us. Throughout the entire process, we never forget that the client has (i) a cost-benefit equation that must always be considered; and (ii) brand name concerns that must be protected. Questions need to be answered in plain English. In some cases, our clients already have experience litigation counsel, but we are brought in as special counsel to assist with the industry-specific strategies, experience, and insight that we can bring to the table.  Because we live and exist in this unique space, we do not have the unethical “luxury” of some law firms in billing and double-billing a client outrageous sums of money on the theory that we will not see the client again once the project is over.

We maintain long-term co-counsel relationships in 34 states, developed over the past three decades, so that while BLLP handles case management, strategy and material court appearances, minor court status events can be addressed inexpensively by a local practitioner, saving the client both time and money.