Edmunds Verga & Omonaka handles all types of commercial litigation, including complex litigation and related arbitration and mediation, throughout Hawaii and nationwide. We represent a wide range of clients, including major Fortune 500 companies such as Shell Oil Company, Nestle, and Bank of America; important Hawaii businesses and business people; real estate developers; technology companies; and insurance companies and their insureds.
Complex Commercial Litigation
Our attorneys approach each complex litigation case with strategic planning from the first consultation until we achieve the best possible resolution. We are experienced in representing even the most discerning corporate clients in litigation involving multiple parties and various areas of commercial law. Common commercial litigation cases include contract disputes, vendor/vendee disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, real estate development and environmental issues, real estate investment disputes, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, products liability matters, and insurance coverage disputes.
Our professionalism and experience in the courtroom have earned us the respect of our clients and peers, as evidenced by the profusion of accolades we have received, including our inclusion for twenty yearsin The Best Lawyers in America in the area of business litigation. Henry Shigekane, who retained firm partner John S. Edmunds for Hemmeter Investment Company's litigation, stated:
"John got us great results the first time, and we kept him in our corner from then on. We were all very impressed with his work. He handled our litigation, but we also sought his advice on how to avoid litigation when we were structuring new projects. We always wanted his perspective on what we were doing, and we were never disappointed."
Our attorneys take care to tailor their services to the specific needs of each client. Although our firm is comprised of aggressive litigators, we understand that many clients benefit from alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as arbitration, mediation, or negotiation prior to resorting to litigation. We have achieved exceptional results, including multimillion dollar settlements, through our persuasive negotiations.
Our attorneys have achieved substantial results in all types of commercial cases. Our representation of clients in high profile and complex cases has resulted in our frequent appearance in the news. In one case, we obtained a $7 million dollar award in punitive damages alone from the presiding judge. Punitive damages are generally limited and only awarded to punish a defendant's egregious action and to deter the defendant and others from committing similar acts in the future.
In 2009, our firm was involved in highly complex litigation involving substantial employment rights violations. We obtained a $6.25 million arbitration award, the largest employment rights violation award in Hawaii at the time.
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At Edmunds Verga & Omonaka we strive to provide the most efficient and effective legal services possible. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our highly skilled and professional attorneys, Contact us today.