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Practice Areas

Here for all your needs.

LHDK&W's attorneys and supporting professionals come from different backgrounds and experience. Yet, we share a common goal of exceeding our clients’ expectations and satisfying their needs.

Business & Corporate

Keeping a business operating at its financial peak can be challenging. Our business and corporate group understands your day-to-day challenges, risks and business decisions.

Creditor Rights, Banking & Financial Services

LHDK&W’s creditor rights, banking and financial services group provides a diversified range of legal services in both litigation and transactional matters representing domestic as well as foreign financial institutions, including banks, commercial lenders and other financial institutions.

Dealerships, Distribution, and Franchise

Formation of dealership, distributorship and franchise relationships by domestic and foreign entities and their compliance with the many United States and state laws is paramount in creating a platform for success. The failure to pay sufficient attention to various laws relating to distribution models often leads to dire consequences and unanticipated liability to regulators and downstream distributors or licensees.


LHDK&W's insurance group has successfully represented insurance companies in a wide range of litigation, including coverage disputes, bad faith claims, reinsurance disputes and insurance fraud. Our insurance professionals also routinely advise insurers in non-litigation insurance disputes, risk management and general issues, including regulatory matters.

Intellectual Property

As one of the firm’s largest practice groups, LHDK&W's intellectual property group regularly satisfies our clients’ needs by obtaining, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights, domestically and internationally. Our intellectual property practice includes all aspects of patent, copyright and trademarks, as well as litigation in a variety of related areas such as trade secrets, unfair competition and commercial torts.

International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

The International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice at LHDK&W serves domestic and foreign clients before major arbitral tribunals around the world and offers expertise in international commercial and shipbuilding arbitration.

Labor & Employment

Our labor and employment attorneys possess comprehensive experience in counseling and representing employers regarding all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. We routinely represent employers in both federal and state court litigation involving wrongful termination, unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, labor disputes, wage/hour claims, ERISA claims and other aspects of employment law.


Nobody wants to be involved in litigation. We understand that litigation can be highly stressful. We realize our clients’ uneasiness of exposing their assets without knowing how a court or jury will decide a case. LHDK&W’s litigation group focuses on managing our clients’ concerns by advising our clients to best reach a favorable resolution in the most economic manner.


LHDK&W’s Maritime team is comprised of United States attorneys and English solicitors, and is well experienced in representing shipping carriers, shipbuilders, and terminal operators in a variety of shipping, shipbuilding, and maritime transportation-related matters.

Outside Corporate Counsel

For those companies that do not have a legal department or staff, our attorneys frequently fill the role of in-house counsel and are retained as outside general counsel. LHDK&W has extensive experience assisting in-house legal departments and serving as outside general counsel, including serving as national or regional counsel for many top-tier corporations.

Products Liability

At LHDK&W, we are well aware that today’s product liability matters usually involve substantial exposure to our clients on a national and oftentimes on a world-wide basis. Because we have handled virtually all types of product liability cases, we understand the complexity that is involved in these cases. With the combined litigation experience and technical background of many of our attorneys, we are able to provide our clients unparalleled representation in the product liability field.

Real Estate

Today’s ever-changing real estate market demands attorneys who have expertise in a broad range of real estate matters. LHDK&W's real estate attorneys combine their extensive experience in a wide array of real estate transactions with the ability to utilize the firm’s other departments to provide unmatched legal representation for all your real estate needs.