Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik's nationally recognized litigation practice is one of the most prominent among the firm's practice areas. Our clients depend on us to leave no stone unturned and to explore all viable options to resolve disputes, including early resolution through arbitration and mediation. We are committed to resolving disputes in a cost-effective manner, but know that preparation and skill lead to the successful trial results we have obtained. Although we are aggressive litigators, our defense strategy is guided by the practical realities of cost versus benefit on a case-by-case basis. We have developed a reputation as a firm that efficiently and effectively protects its clients.
Our commercial practice includes the representation of companies and banks. We have extensive Uniform Commercial Code experience, having litigated UCC issues before New York's highest court. We also represent our clients in credit card litigations, and have broad experience with the federal Consumer Credit Protection Act (Truth in Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act), Reg. Z, and various state consumer credit statutes. In addition, we regularly defend our commercial clients in all manner of contract claims, ranging from simple breach of contract actions to complex factoring disputes.
General Liability Practice
Some of the largest retail companies in the world turn to Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik to defend them in cases involving on-site incidents, false arrest and defamation claims. We represent many self-insured companies and work with most of the nation's third party administrators. The firm also represents many prominent insurance companies, collaborating with in-house counsel, paralegals and adjusters. Our attorneys have lectured widely before representative organizations such as the International Council of Shopping Centers and regularly travel throughout the country to give seminars on gathering and preservation of evidence and false arrest to our clients and third-party administrators. We recognize that our general liability clients seek cost-effective representation. In this regard, our attorneys were one of the first metropolitan firms to utilize the federal removal procedure to both minimize client exposure and expedite case resolution. We are flattered that many other attorneys now utilize this procedure on behalf of their clients and view this as a testament to our leadership and creativity in this practice area.
Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik regularly represent clients before federal and state appellate courts. Our attorneys have appeared before New York State's highest court, The Court of Appeals, to argue on behalf of our national banking clients. We have a high success rate before appellate tribunals because we recognize that appellate practice is a distinct practice.