The Sklar Kirsh Litigation Practice Group is dedicated to providing premiere level legal representation to clients, no matter how large or small, across a broad spectrum of industries.

Our clients include Fortune 500 industry leaders, closely-held companies, and individuals in market sectors that range from entertainment and media, technology, marketing and communications, retail, apparel, manufacturing, energy, financial services, and real estate. We have skilled practitioners with deep experience in handling contract, complex commercial, partnership/shareholder, accounting, intellectual property, trade secret, right of publicity, right of privacy, fiduciary duty, unfair competition, and real estate litigation.

We view our role as not only litigators, but trusted counselors to our clients. We recognize that in many instances our clients’ interests are best served by avoiding litigation. So, we regularly provide counsel on ways to successfully navigate around a dispute. But we are seasoned trial lawyers prepared to aggressively represent our clients’ interests in controversies that require litigation, whether in court, through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, or before administrative bodies.

Representative Matters

  • Lead trial counsel for a major energy company in dispute with one of the world's largest oil companies. The oil company sought $32 million plus punitive damages based on alleged lost profits and equipment damages from electrical interruptions to a California refinery.  After a four-week trial in federal court (Central District of California), the jury returned a straight defense verdict in our favor on all claims.  This case was profiled in Law360.
  • Represented utility company in action by owner of wind generation facilities seeking $30 million for alleged breach of interconnection agreements. Obtained a favorable settlement following successful motions and agency decision.
  • Represented a utility company against claims brought by a power provider for enforcement of PURPA and for damages under various 42 U.S.C. § 1983 theories. Negotiated a voluntary dismissal of most claims and prevailed on summary judgment on the remaining claims.
  • Represented a utility company in a putative class action involving electric metering. Obtained the dismissal of class allegations.
  • Represented a utility company in disputes with municipalities over public work fees.
  • Lead trial counsel for a marketing and promotions company in a two-week arbitration proceeding against world's largest automaker. Obtained an arbitration award for money damages and credit for creative work product based on breaches of contract.
  • Represented a petroleum company in individual actions resulting from an oil spill.
  • Represented a technology company in a design patent, copyright, and trade secret dispute concerning 3D glasses.
  • Represented an online provider of conference call services in trademark enforcement and prosecution matters.
  • Represented and counseled various websites operators about appropriate procedures for triggering DMCA safe harbor protection.
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  • "I have had the pleasure of working with and relying on the lawyers from Sklar Kirsh for many transactions. Sklar Kirsh has an aptitude for understanding the big picture of their clients' objectives, which helps them bring additional value in assisting their clients to make better business decisions. Their attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and integrity make them a pleasure to work with."
    — Noah Hochman, Senior Managing Director, TruAmerica Multifamily

This testimonial does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.