Business Litigation

The Firm has won precedent-setting victories in cases involving a variety of business and commercial issues.

COREN | RESS services a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, investment funds, real estate developers, startups and emerging growth companies, and individuals. We practice in federal and state trial and appellate courts as well as in the full range of alternative dispute resolution settings. On behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, our attorneys have won precedent-setting victories or favorable resolutions in cases involving business torts, class actions, business valuations, commercial law, contracts, document spoliation, joint ventures, RICO, unfair trade practice and other issues.

Representative Cases

Business Torts

COREN | RESS represented real estate developers in actions against multiple financial institutions alleging fraud and breach of contract after their failure to honor a multi-million dollar term sheet.

COREN | RESS represented a local business in multi-jurisdictional litigation involving claims of fraud and breach of contract arising out of alleged misrepresentations made during the sale of that business by a major private equity company.

Business Divorce

COREN | RESS has represented principals in the break up of closely held professional practices and businesses, including medical practices and successful family business in both the Pennsylvania and Delaware courts.

Lender Liability

COREN | RESS represented the plaintiff in a seminal lender liability case in Pennsylvania involving a business bringing claims against its lender. The case went to trial and resulted in an eight-figure judgment for The Firms’s client, which was affirmed on appeal and paid in full.

Securities Fraud

COREN | RESS has represented plaintiffs and defendants in securities fraud matters, including class actions, private placement memoranda, SEC filings, tax opinion letters, audit issues and feasibility studies.


COREN | RESS has represented plaintiffs and defendants in challenges to restraints of trade involving electronic bond trading, HVAC equipment, long-distance telephone services, municipal roofing contracts, marine shipping containers and auction bidding processes. It has counseled on antitrust issues for clients across diverse industries.


COREN | RESS has represented insureds in coverage matters against carriers for advertising injury, in coverage and bad faith claims on D&O policies; and on claims for over-reserving and/or mishandling claims files on workers’ compensation policies with retrospectively rated premiums. The Firm’s work on these cases developed law on the burden of proof.