Innovative Positioning
With 200 attorneys, Gibbons is a leading law firm in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Florida, ranked among the nation’s top 200 by The American Lawyer. Gibbons has been recognized nationally for its work – as, for example, one of only 20 law firms on the National Law Journal’s inaugural “Midsize Hot List” – as well as regionally. The New Jersey Law Journal has awarded Gibbons a “Litigation Practice of the Year” designation four times in recent years, in the class action, products liability, and commercial litigation categories and with the overall “General Litigation Practice of the Year” honor. Law360 has also highlighted the firm’s multidisciplinary litigation strength, and its contributions to several high-profile corporate and real estate transactions in the public and private sectors, in its “Regional Powerhouse” series. The firm has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at the Great Place to Work® organization.

The Mid-Atlantic Middle Market
The firm also stands out among competitors by staying true to a middle-market vision. Our business model is focused on offering high quality, cost-effective middle-market legal services to Fortune 500 clients and middle market businesses; that is, we handle major matters for mid-market companies (with annual revenues of $100 million to $2.5 billion) and mid-market matters for major companies, notably in the Mid-Atlantic region. With headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, and thriving offices in New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Trenton, and West Palm Beach, Gibbons has a significant foothold in the Mid-Atlantic and a presence that lends itself to exceptional regional coverage, especially for clients with their own regional business strategies. With cutting edge video, audio, and network technology linking all of our offices, we are able to close major deals and devise litigation strategies for matters that involve Gibbons attorneys across several firm offices and client representatives throughout a number of their own locations—as if we were all in the same room.

Commercial & Criminal Litigation: Handling sophisticated and complex commercial litigation, including securities class actions, antitrust, RICO actions, shareholder and partnership disputes, contract disputes, Consumer Fraud Act claims, Lanham Act, restrictive covenants, business torts (including fraud and misrepresentation, intentional interference, unfair competition, trade libel, trade secret theft), bankruptcy litigation, class action defense, construction litigation, and insurance and reinsurance. Active E-Discovery Task Force helping companies to prevent document retention and electronic discovery problems, and to solve such problems that do arise. In the criminal defense arena, investigating and defending against allegations of business, accounting, securities, bank, insurance, tax, healthcare, and government contract fraud. Defending clients in many high profile investigations and prosecutions of alleged political corruption and business crime, particularly in the pharmaceutical and communications industries. 

Corporate: Advising leading area and global corporations and other businesses and financial institutions on the full range of corporate law matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, joint ventures, licensing, corporate finance, commercial lending, capital raising, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, tax, and complex business transactions requiring novel solutions, as well as serving as outside general counsel.

Employment & Labor Law: Representing employers in federal and state court, in litigation involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, employment contract, restrictive covenant, wrongful discharge, employee benefits, and ERISA claims. Providing preventive and compliance counseling and training with an emphasis on discipline and discharge, harassment, disability-related leaves and accommodations, workforce restructurings, restrictive covenants, and executive compensation, as well as workplace investigations and audits of employment practices. Addressing the full range of traditional labor issues.

Environmental: Handling all areas of environmental law, including providing assistance with a variety of clients’ litigation, regulatory, permitting, redevelopment, and transactional needs.

Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights: Representing creditors, debtors, and various fiduciaries in all aspects of complex business insolvency issues and proceedings, including federal bankruptcy proceedings; state court litigation involving receiverships, attachments, replevins, and foreclosures; out-of-court workouts and related debtor and creditor relations counseling to resolve insolvency issues; and disputes outside of formal proceedings.

Government & Regulatory Affairs: Counseling entities in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors on state and federal government relations issues, including legislative lobbying, regulatory counseling, and interaction with state agencies.

Intellectual Property: Providing a full range of patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, e-commerce, trade secret, and computer and internet law experience in the areas of litigation, strategic licensing and transactional work, patent prosecution, trademark and copyright registrations, corporate due diligence, intellectual property audits, and general intellectual property counseling.

Products Liability: Representing product manufacturers in a variety of industries. Defending pharmaceutical and medical/surgical device manufacturers, as well as diagnostic laboratories, in complex matters involving issues such as purported adverse effects; design, warnings, and/or manufacturing defects; and results of laboratory analyses. Defending industrial equipment, automotive, and consumer product manufacturers in a wide variety of claims relating to products liability issues.

Real Property: Providing real estate counseling and litigation services for all types of properties. Extensive real property practice handling sales, purchases, and development of properties, including office buildings, industrial and flex buildings, retail centers, apartment buildings, and hotels.

International Work: Providing full services to international clients doing business in the U.S., as well as to U.S. clients operating in international markets. Gibbons is also a member of the Geneva Group International, a network of independent professional service firms offering a full range of legal, accounting, and other services worldwide.