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Practice Areas

Our practice areas encompass traditional legal services and address evolving business concerns. We provide counsel and legal solutions for clients across a wide range of industries.

litigation

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Our ADR team has years of experience in the federal and state courts and can assist businesses and individuals in avoiding protracted litigation and its concomitant costs and burdens.

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  • Antitrust

    Our Antitrust practice encompasses the full breadth of antitrust matters including criminal litigation, civil litigation (including class actions), and counseling clients in such area of M&As, distribution arrangements, and sales and pricing policies.

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  • Appellate

    Our attorneys have won appeals in the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania, among others.

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  • Business Litigation

    We represent leading businesses, their directors and partners, financial advisors, and shareholders and creditors in adversarial and summary proceedings, many venued in the nation’s preeminent business tribunal, the Delaware Court of Chancery.

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  • Class Action Defense

    One of Montgomery McCracken's flagship practices, the firm has developed a national reputation for its knowledge, experience, and effectiveness in contesting class certification motions and, when necessary, handling class action litigation to conclusion or settlement.

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  • Commercial Litigation

    The commercial litigation practice covers a full complement of disciplines. Our litigators have a wealth of experience in judicial, agency and ADR proceedings, and handle a wide range of individual and corporate disputes.

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  • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

    The practice group offers an interdisciplinary practice, from proactive solutions such as counseling clients to implementing policies and procedures, to responding quickly to a data breach, and defending clients in litigation.

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  • E-Discovery

    Our group possesses a wealth of practical experience handling electronic discovery matters in federal and state courts supported by our expertise in both the legal and ever-changing technological aspects of discovery.

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  • Employment Counseling and Litigation

    With extensive experience in all aspects of labor and employment, our Employment Litigation and Counseling practice serves employers throughout the United States.

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  • First Amendment and Media

    We represent media, corporate and individual clients in litigation and counseling matters in a wide range of matters involving first amendment disputes.

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  • Government Liability and Civil Rights Defense

    We counsel and defend local, county and state government in federal and state court, and before administrative agencies in a wide variety of litigated and pre-litigation matters.

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  • Insurance Defense and Coverage

    The attorneys in this practice have more than 25 years of legal experience. Our strength is the defense of high exposure commercial and professional liability claims and the direct representation of insurers.

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  • Maritime and Transportation

    The Maritime and Transportation group at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP represents marine, intermodal, trucking, rail, and energy interests, and has also represented pipe lines and at times air carriers and their respective insurers.

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  • Political and Public Election Law

    We represent candidates and committees in litigation, especially challenges to candidate qualification, nomination petition disputes, election recounts, election contests, and reapportionment of congressional and legislative districts.  

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  • Product Liability, Toxic Torts and Catastrophic Events

    Montgomery McCracken serves as national, regional and local counsel in class actions, multi-district litigation, and individual products liability and toxic tort claims, throughout the country and abroad.

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  • Professional Responsibility Law

    Montgomery McCracken's Professional Responsibility Law practice provides experienced and skilled representation of attorneys before the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and its Hearing Committees.

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  • Trade Secret and Noncompete Litigation

    Our attorneys counsel and represent employers in disputes involving trade secrets, noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements, the employee duty of loyalty, and similar matters in state and federal courts.

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  • White Collar and Government Investigations

    Our experienced attorneys, led by former prosecutors with the DOJ, provide legal counsel to entities and individuals requiring defense in criminal matters, internal investigations, fraud-related civil litigation, and negotiations with governmental authorities.

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  • Business Succession Planning

    We counsel clients in establishing a plan to help business owners achieve their goals. We address the challenges of family, employees, customers and competitors during and in anticipation of times of change in ownership and management.

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  • Corporate and Securities

    Our clients range from the traditional “brick and mortar” businesses to cutting edge web companies. Our attorneys have assisted many well-known international, national and local firms in forming, growing, and prospering.

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  • Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy

    As recognized leaders in this field, we develop creative solutions for all phases of workouts, financial restructurings, and bankruptcy organizations. We have extensive experience representing debtors, committees, individual creditors, financiers and more.

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  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

    We advise employers and providers on the multitude of retirement and profit sharing plans, deferred compensation arrangements, stock option plans, insured and self-insured health and welfare plans and other fringe benefits.

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  • Family Office

    Our team has a deep understanding of the complexities involving family governance issues and generational conflicts. Our attorneys provide day-to-day counseling and advise clients on long term strategic planning to both single and multi-family offices.

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  • Financial Services

    Montgomery McCracken’s financial services lawyers offer a rare combination of financial, legal and business experience and the ability to deliver cost-effective legal services to a variety of financial services clients nationwide.

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  • Health Law

    We provide specialized knowledge and experience in wide range of matters facing healthcare providers. Our services include structuring business arrangements to achieve client goals while avoiding potential regulatory pitfalls. We also assist clients with corporate compliance programs and antitrust matters, professional liability issues, and licensure disputes.

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  • Immigration

    We provide legal services to corporations and their employees on a wide range of labor-related matters. Our team has deep experience in obtaining employment visas and permanent resident status for foreign nationals.

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  • Intellectual Property

    We counsel clients on every major facet of intellectual property protection including copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, IT transactions, software development and licensing, cooperative research and development agreements, and technology joint venture projects.

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  • Investment Management

    Our practice is backed by a meld of professionals experienced in securities, ERISA, tax and wealth management, and by lawyers resident in our Wilmington office with experience in corporate governance matters. 

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  • Tax

    Montgomery McCracken has a well-established reputation as a firm with the resources and talent to provide clients with outstanding service in all areas of federal, state, local and international taxation.

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  • Trusts and Estates

    The Trusts and Estates practice encompasses the full range of estate planning, business succession planning and estate and trust administration services for individuals, closely-held businesses, charities, trusts and estates.

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  • Computer and Information Technology

    In recent years we have achieved significant victories for our clients in the computer and information technology industry including Microsoft Corporation, Accenture LLP, and numerous corporations of all sizes in their legal battles.

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  • Construction

    From mediation to arbitration to trials and appeals in state and federal courts, our litigators have handled a vast array of complex construction disputes on behalf of builders, owners and design professionals.

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  • Cooperative and Condominium Law

    We have more than 60 years of experience in acting as general counsel to boards of directors and boards of managers of cooperatives and condominiums. Our clients include some of the largest and most prestigious buildings in NYC.

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  • E-Commerce, Social Media and Web-Based Businesses

    We have counseled clients regarding the creation of and compliance with online privacy policies and other terms of use, intellectual property rights, domain name disputes, corporate structure, and financing matters.

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  • Environmental and Energy Transaction

    We advise clients on today’s complicated technical and regulatory programs, such as Superfund and cleanup statutes, Brownfields redevelopment projects, storage tank programs, air and water permitting programs and spill and release reporting programs.

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  • Higher Education

    Montgomery McCracken has earned a reputation for broad experience in representing institutions of higher education. We advise clients on day-to-day counseling and compliance activities, including training and policy development. 

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  • International

    We represent and counsel both domestic and foreign clients in complex litigation matters around the world. Our clients range from large, multinational Fortune 50 companies to well-established privately held companies.

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  • Land Use and Zoning

    Our attorneys offer interdisciplinary experience including real estate, environmental and municipal law. We handle matters before municipal zoning boards, and secure municipal, state and federal permits and approvals for development projects.

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  • Maritime and Transportation

    The Maritime and Transportation group at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP represents marine, intermodal, trucking, rail, and energy interests, and has also represented pipe lines and at times air carriers and their respective insurers.

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  • Nonprofit

    With one of the first and largest nonprofit law groups in the region, Montgomery McCracken has earned a reputation for broad experience in representing nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes.

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  • Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

    Our pharmaceutical / life science practice members represent a broad range of legal and business disciplines.  We offer comprehensive services ranging from compliance, intellectual property, and distribution issues to litigation matters.

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  • Real Estate

    Our attorneys in the Real Estate practice have over 85 years of experience collectively. We represent business entities, individuals, and nonprofit organizations in all aspects of the real estate industry.

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  • Real Estate Finance

    Montgomery McCracken attorneys who practice in this area represent a broad spectrum of lenders, which includes banks and Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae lenders.

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  • Sports, Entertainment and Amusement Law

    Our lawyers provide comprehensive legal services to athletes, entertainers, authors, event organizers, and other individuals, entities and organizations involved in the sports, entertainment and amusement industries.

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