Practice Areas

Business LitigationWhether your company is being sued – or whether your company is contemplating filing a lawsuit – SBH’s lawyers have the experience to vigorously represent your business’s interests.  We have the creativity and flexibility to offer alternative billing arrangements to litigate complex business disputes.  For instance, in 2008 alone, our firm obtained over $10 million dollars on behalf of clients with blended hourly rate billing arrangements that included “success fees” based on the amount recovered.  Some businesses prefer hourly rates.  Others request flat rates.  And some companies ask that we litigate on a “contingency fee” basis so that SBH becomes a “partner” in the litigation – bearing risk and enjoying in the rewards of litigation.  We are comfortable with any of these approaches and other alternative billing arrangements. 

Although we have handled many different types of business disputes, the most common types of commercial litigation we handle include:

  • Breach of contract
  • Fiduciary duty litigation
  • Accounting disputes
  • Consumer fraud
  • Securities litigation
  • Computer fraud and abuse
  • Mortgage and lending fraud
  • Trade secret misappropriation
  • Insurance coverage consulting, litigation, and disputes
  • Products Liability (Defense)

Employment Litigation and Employment CounselingSBH’s lawyers are nationally recognized for their expertise and deftness defending difficult employment disputes.  We are particularly known for defending “high profile” cases, including claims of discrimination and harassment made against elected officials, corporate executives, and business leaders.  Our expertise includes the following areas:

  • Workplace discrimination (race, gender, age, disability, etc.)
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Wage and hour litigation (including class and collective actions)
  • Breach of employment contracts
  • Non-competition agreement enforcement
  • Breach of the duty of loyalty
  • Employment counseling and policy development
  • Management training

Collective Bargaining and Labor Regulations: SBH’s lawyers are also recognized for their expertise in collective bargaining and labor-related regulatory compliance advice and advocacy.  Our expertise includes:

  • Representation of employers in public and private sector collective bargaining and labor disputes
  • Representation of employers in labor organizing drives
  • Labor injunctions
  • Regulatory compliance advice, investigations and advocacy concerning:
  • NLRA; OFCCP; HIPAA; COBRA; FMLA, ADA and USERRA

Health Care: SBH's lawyers advise and represent physicians and other health care providers in business, labor and employment disputes in all of our practice areas, including:

  • Asset and ownership purchases and sales
  • FTC regulation
  • Stark compliance
  • Fraud and Abuse regulations
  • Medicare and Medicaid regulations
  • Provider agreements with insurance companies and other payers
  • Medical Privacy

National Practice:  The lawyers of SBH have substantial expertise, throughout the United States, practicing employment law and commercial litigation.  We pride ourselves on being successful in all phases of litigation, from discovery, to summary judgment, and through trial. We have successfully tried commercial and employment cases in Alaska, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and West Virginia. SBH’s lawyers have defended claims and/or represented businesses in the 42 states shaded below: