Firm Profile

Business & Commercial Litigation

Our commercial litigation practice encompasses a broad array of business disputes. We have litigated commercial cases arising under federal and state statutes which regulate our clients’ businesses as well as matters involving general principles of contract law. Our experience with commercial litigation issues enables us to advise clients as well as represent them in partnership and shareholder disputes, breach of contract claims, business torts, unfair competition, employment claims, trade secrets and intellectual property cases.

Real Estate & Landlord-Tenant Litigation

Our firm is has represented owners, developers and tenants in commercial lease and landlord-tenant matters, both commercial and residential. We are fully versed and experienced in the areas of landlord/tenant law, adverse possession claims, boundary disputes, brokerage disputes, conveyance disputes, and partition actions.  As regional counsel for one of the nation’s largest restaurant chains, the firm conducts litigation aggressively, but with a view toward bottom line considerations.

Construction Services & Litigation

Mr. Crabtree represents a variety of clients in construction contracts and related litigation and arbitration and has experience representing state agencies, large developers, as well as contractors and lenders, in connection with construction disputes on both private and public projects, mechanics’ liens and corporate and partnership disputes. 

Corporate & Commercial Transactions

Our commercial and business law services range from formations of partnerships, LLCs, and corporations to partnership interest buy-outs, asset sales, stock purchase agreements and dissolutions.  We serve a wide range of clients including sizable corporations, partnerships, family businesses and not-for-profit companies. We handle a full range of corporate legal matters for our business clients, including intellectual property licensing, shareholder agreements, employment practices and other issues regarding corporate governance. When litigation is necessary, our clients benefit from our substantial experience in representing businesses in commercial disputes in state and federal courts.


Our real estate practice includes the preparation and negotiation of all types of commercial and residential leases, including office, industrial, residential, shopping center and other store leasing, single user and multi-tenanted buildings and mixed-use building leases. The firm’s attorneys have experience representing a wide range of landlords and tenants, from the independent retail store or business operator to major institutions, regional and national businesses and landlords.

Acquisitions, Sales & Development

The firm represents buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, and brokers and developers in the full range of real estate transactions. We use our insight and experience to offer creative solutions to the complex issues that so often arise in any transaction. Our real estate practice encompasses all the issues of development, construction, purchasing, selling and leasing of real property.