Areas of Practice
asbestos & TOXIC TORT
Pond North is a national leader in asbestos litigation defense. Since the earliest days of asbestos litigation in the 1980s, Frank Pond and Christine North have represented a wide range of asbestos defendants, from Fortune 500 to “mom and pop” companies, taking numerous cases to trial with successful verdicts. The firm serves as national and strategic counsel for various clients, providing aggressive and innovative strategies to defend its clients’ long-term interests. Members of the firm frequently appear as speakers and panel members at industry conferences on the trends and factors affecting asbestos litigation defense. In addition to extensive trial experience, our attorneys are skilled negotiators, adept at resolving cases when appropriate, to avoid trial risk and minimize defense costs.
ENVIRONMENTAL & MASS TORT
Litigation arising from toxic exposures, including mass tort claims, continues to grow and evolve. As medical and scientific understanding of toxicity increases, new industries and materials fall under greater scrutiny, exposing companies to substantial and oftentimes unexpected claims. In this changing landscape, Pond North has the expertise to defend its clients’ interests in all forums, including litigation in courts across the country. Our involvement in the area of toxic and mass tort litigation began in the 1980s with asbestos exposures. Our practice has since expanded, and now encompasses exposures to benzene, silica, and other toxins. Our attorneys keep up to date on the latest legal and public policy developments affecting toxic torts, allowing us to deliver the highest level of service for our clients.
Pond North is highly regarded for its decades long representation of manufacturers, distributors, general contractors, installers and retailers in product liability litigation. We have extensive experience defending companies of all sizes, including trials and mediations in courts across the country. We have successfully defended product liability claims relating to a wide range of industrial, commercial and consumer products, including pumps, valves, boilers, furnaces, automotive brakes, clutches and gaskets, roofing, flooring and other construction products, as well as numerous consumer products ranging from appliances to beauty products, ironing boards to hair dryers to typewriters.
Our attorneys have extensive experience defending numerous property owners, developers, and leaseholders against premises liability claims, including claims arising out of paper mills, industrial facilities, warehouses, large retail stores, office suites, automotive repair centers, and other premises. In addition, Frank Pond and Christine North have regularly and successfully defended clients against environmental claims, including State, Federal, CERCLA, Proposition 65, and traditional environmental torts.
EMPLOYMENT & RETAIL LIABILITY
Pond North has substantial experience defending employment law matters, and in prosecuting and defending contractual and commercial disputes, including matters relating to the entertainment and transportation industries. Our attorneys have the expertise to provide counseling and handle litigation/mediation of claims in state and federal court involving discrimination, harassment, defamation, employee privacy claims, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, and other area of employment law.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
We handle the full gamut of real estate transactions, including conveyancing, developing, zoning and permitting, with a particular specialty in commercial leasing. We have represented landlords and tenants in hundreds of real estate transactions for many different types of properties, including office, retail, warehouse, industrial, and biotech. Additionally, we have extensive experience in real estate related litigation and mediation, including landlord/tenant disputes. Many of our clients originate from broker referrals, because we have a reputation in the industry for responsiveness, rapid turnaround, and keeping projects on track from beginning to closing. Because of our expertise, we are able to offer the highest level of service at lower costs than comparable firms, and we offer flexible billing options, which include hourly, capped and flat fee arrangements for regular clients.
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