Areas of Concentration

With over thirty years of government, law firm and in-house experience, Mr. Langella is an experienced trial lawyer who has litigated, mediated and/or arbitrated hundreds of claims brought in federal and state courts throughout the country, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, San Francisco, Texas, Washington DC, Wisconsin, as well as in Geneva and Singapore.  Tim's broad exposure to complex disputes, including but not limited to those listed below, provide him with the skills needed to help individuals, entities and attorneys pinpoint the key areas of disagreement and work toward finding solutions that meet the needs and goals of all parties:
General Business Disputes involving:
  • breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation

  • unfair and deceptive trade practices

  • the sale of company stock or assets

  • lease disputes

  • goods sold and delivered

  • licensing disputes



Distribution, Licensing and Royalty Disputes involving:

  • exclusivity vs. non-exclusivity disputes

  • wrongful termination claims

  • improper accounting of fees

  • industries include medical device, fire-safety device, food manufacturing, software and high technology, anti-missile technology, small molecule drug development and sports apparel


Breach of Trust Disputes involving:
  • shareholder disputes

  • closely-held corporate disputes

  • parnership disputes

  • director/officer liability for fraud, misrepresentation, lack of full disclosure, diversion of assets or opportunities and waste

  • corporate control fights

  • investor/shareholder/venture capitalist fights

Employment Disputes involving:


  • trade secrets

  • breach of confidentiality agreements

  • employee raiding claims

  • non-competition disputes

  • discrimination claims

  • wrongful termination claims


Franchisor/Franchisee Disputes involving:
  • breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation

  • wrongful termination

  • territory infringement

  • unfair business practices


Bankruptcy Disputes involving:
  • fraudulent conveyances

  • true lease vs. disguised financing

  • preference claims

  • debtor-in-possession financing and valuation disputes


Personal Injury/Product Liability Disputes
  • pharmaceutical products

  • chemical compounds

  • medical device injuries