Upton & Hatfield’s commercial litigation practice spans all disputes that arise from business and commercial relationships, including disputes involving contracts; the Uniform Commercial Code; business operation, formation and dissolution; insurance coverage; and financial relationships.
Upton & Hatfield represents clients in litigation involving corporations, partnerships, LLCs and sole proprietorship in matters arising from contract disputes, management and control disputes, employment agreements, covenants not to compete, restrictive covenants, protection of confidential information, consumer protection, lending decisions and violations of fiduciary duties.
Our clients include companies, officers and directors, shareholders, partners, limited liability company members and managers, insurers, lenders and consumers. We practice in state and federal courts.
In addition to traditional litigation, our lawyers handle declaratory judgments, preliminary injunctions, mediation and arbitration.
Significant rulings include:
Pine Ridge Realty, Inc. v. Massachusetts Bay Ins. Co. et al., Maine Supreme Judicial Court, May 26, 2000, Decided. Russell F. Hilliard for Anderson-Watkins Assoc. and St. Angelo.
Invest Almaz v. Temple-Inland Forest Prods. Corp., 243 F.3d 57 (1st Cir. 2001) United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, February 8, 2000, Decided. Affirmed on appeal. Russell F. Hilliard and Charles W. Grau for Temple-Inland Forest Prods. Corp.
Neville v. Highfields Farm, Inc., Supreme Court of New Hampshire, December 13, 1999, Decided. Russell F. Hilliard and Barton L. Mayer for defendants.