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Practice Areas

Areas of Practice

It is important to have someone on your side that will represent you, as well as navigate you through the complicated legal system. The Wolford Law Firm is committed to protecting our clients’ quality of life and their reputation. Our team has a history of successfully advancing our clients’ best interests inside and outside the courtroom.

We Offer Services for the Following Matters:


Commercial and Business Litigation


The Wolford Law Firm LLP represents businesses that find themselves in these and many other types of business disputes:

  • Breach of purchase and sales contracts
  • Breach of partnership agreements
  • Violation of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Breach of fiduciary duty or negligence by a director or officer
  • Infringement of trademarks and other intellectual property and licensing disputes
  • Unfair competition disputes
  • Disputes involving the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”)
  • Breach of construction contracts
  • Disputes regarding commercial real estate

Trusts and Estates Litigation


We have extensive experience in handling the complex issues surrounding the administration or settling of a charitable or family fund. Below are a few of the types of these cases we have handled:

  • Disputes regarding a trustee’s fiduciary obligations
  • Actions alleging breaches of fiduciary duties
  • Actions seeking disgorgement of fees or commissions
  • Accounting proceedings
  • Proceedings determining the rights of beneficiaries of complex family trusts
  • Disputes between beneficiaries, beneficiaries and executors, and between co-executors
  • Disputes involving guardians

Personal Injury


We are ranked “Tier 1” by the U.S. News and World Report for our personal injury services. We will protect your rights and aggressively advocate for you. From the initial claim to settlement negotiations or jury verdict, you can trust our high-caliber team of trial attorneys to have your interests in mind.

Professional Malpractice


Our experienced trial attorneys vigorously represent clients in legal, accounting, and other professional malpractice actions. These cases are often a result of a complex set of circumstances, and we work with our clients to understand their practice to provide the best defense in protecting your reputation. We also work with our clients to retain the appropriate expert witnesses.

Environmental Litigation


At The Wolford Law Firm, our experience allows us to capably handle all types of complex environment litigation. We handle challenging and complex environmental matters. We defend clients in all types of environmental litigation:

  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) cost recovery actions
  • DEC enforcement actions
  • Grand jury investigations into alleged criminal violations of environmental laws

Municipal Litigation


The trial attorneys at The Wolford Law Firm LLP put their experience to work in municipal litigation matters. We represent clients in disputes involving the following:

  • Zoning and land use decisions
  • Denial of permits or licenses
  • Condemnation and use of eminent domain powers
  • Article 78 proceedings

Securities Litigation


We represent clients in a wide range of securities-related criminal, civil and administrative disputes. Our experience allows us to handle all types of complex litigation, including securities fraud and other failures to comply with securities laws.

     

    Employment Matters


    We represent businesses, corporations, and individuals in all types of employment matters including discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, wrongful termination, and retaliation, under federal law or the New York State Human Rights law. We offer employment counseling in these areas, as well as the complex array of federal and New York state labor laws.

    Erisa Matters


    Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) litigation can include claims against employers, fiduciaries, trustees, administrators and the plan itself, and can involve the administration of pension and welfare plans (including disability and life insurance plans).

    In some of our recent ERISA cases, we—

    ● Obtained summary judgment in client’s favor on an ERISA-governed plan, including award of attorneys’ fees and prejudgment interest.
    ● Obtained dismissal of ERISA claims asserted against client in federal court.

    White Collar Criminal Defense


    We offer exceptional legal guidance for those charged with white collar criminal offenses. It is essential that individuals and corporations have experienced criminal defense attorneys who can properly advise them of their rights and obligations. Our attorneys have trial experience as both government attorneys and private counsel.

    When your legal rights and quality of life are at stake,

    trust our team to vigorously defend you. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at 585-325-8000.