Jack has been with the firm since 1958 and is recognized as a Senior Statesman by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is a member of the Tort, Trial & insurance Services and the Arbitration & Mediation practices. Jack has defended a range of civil actions and is experienced in professional liability litigation and medical malpractice defense cases. He also is an experienced mediator and arbitrator.
My clients and colleagues rely on my experience in litigating complex cases, many involving fiduciary duty, complex shareholder disputes and multiple parties. I purposefully seek opportunities to resolve differences between parties through arbitration and mediation.
In an increasingly litigious society, it is important to seek common ground for agreement and also to treat those with opposing views with respect and civility.
When a dissident group of shareholders threatened to alter the structure of the board and thereby take control of the corporation, SKO advised the incumbent board on how to structure an asset sale to a related company that preserved existing relationships.