Colleagues in the firm’s ligation group, Bill Gyves, Nick Panarella and Damon Suden, prepared an advisory – Spotlight on Business Courts – addressing the uptick in proposed rule changes intended to promote increased efficiency in resolving the kinds of complex business disputes that are heard in New York’s commercial courts. They also note that in other states they have observed the establishment of commercial courts. We invite you to view a video featuring ten General Counsel of major corporations and Kelley Drye Partner Robert L. Haig, who currently serves as chair of the court’s Commercial Division Advisory Council, discussing the advantages of bringing complex business cases in New York’s Commercial Division court.
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The New York Commercial Division celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015. In the last 20 years, we have watched the creation and development of business courts or commercial courts within state-trial-court civil systems. The dockets in these courts have grown steadily and many of our clients are finding themselves in these courts. Our attorneys have served in various leadership roles since the inception of the Commercial Division, New York’s business court. Partner Robert L. Haig currently serves as chair of the court’s Commercial Division Advisory Council and Neil Merkl is a member of the Council. On November 16, 2008, Mr. Haig was inducted as an Honorary Chapter Member of the American College of Business Court Judges in recognition of his efforts to develop business courts in New York and many other states and countries. Kelley Drye attorneys have made significant contributions to the treatise entitled Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, (4th edition). We continue to monitor the commercial courts for significant rule proposals and adoptions and formation of these courts in key venues and will share information as it becomes available. We invite you to view a video featuring ten General Counsel of major corporations, that explains the evolution of New York’s Commercial Division and the advantages of bringing complex business cases in that forum.