With a combination of strong trial and appellate skills, our appellate attorneys handle the post-trial motion and appeal of all cases originating within the firm, as well as a significant number of high-profile cases. In concentrating on the complex, highly technical and constantly evolving discipline of Appellate procedure, we have the experience needed to plan and execute the most effective post-trial and appellate strategy.

In addition to handling appeals, we provide critical services at the trial level, including consultation on the preparation of dispositive pretrial motions, participation at trial, and attendance at the crucial jury instructions conference.

Nielsen, Zehe & Antas’ Litigation practice provides the breadth and depth of experience required by organizations -- both large and small -- to defend today’s complex litigation matters. Our experienced trial teams regularly handle jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, mediations and administrative and regulatory proceedings for all manner of sophisticated business disputes. Our experience combined with our technology, case management approach and attention to cost-effective litigation translate to favorable and prompt results for our clients. We focus on solving our client’s problems from a business and legal perspective.

Our Firm provides litigation services for individuals, partnerships and private and public corporations as both plaintiffs and defendants. The Firm has successfully handled numerous commercial litigation cases representing these clients in the formation and breach of contracts, Uniform Commercial Code disputes and breach of warranties.

Attorneys practicing in this area are experienced not only in prosecuting claims aimed at preserving commercial interests and contracts, ensuring fair competition and vindicating business interests, but also in defending against claims that challenge these important interests and expectations. They regularly—and successfully—assist our clients in confronting issues involving defamation; unfair competition; breach of fiduciary duty; fraud and deceptive business practices; tortious interference with contract and prospective economic advantage; and trade libel.

Nielsen, Zehe, & Antas is experienced in the defense of personal injury and property damage claims involving construction, products, commercial premises, personal line and homeowner’s claims and equipment and machinery claims.

Nielsen, Zehe, & Antas also provides coverage analysis, loss counseling and defense of insurers for first-party and third-party claims. Our attorneys have successfully handled matters involving all-risk, property and business interruption coverages, arson, bad faith, fraud, inter-company disputes, inland marine, and transportation.

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Labor & Employment
Nielsen, Zehe & Antas attorneys provide superior counsel to employers who know that effective labor-management relations are key to running a successful business. As employment legislation has led to an increase in litigation brought against employers by employees, we navigate the maze of statutes, regulations, and evolving case law.

We prepare sound employment agreements, develop concise employment policies, and represent clients in arbitration and other alternative dispute forums.

Employment clients include a full range of industries and professions. Our Firm has litigation experience defending corporations, large and small, police departments, school districts, counties, municipalities, housing authorities and other public entities against a full range of employment claims including:

-Age, race, gender and disability discrimination
-American with Disabilities Act claims
-Age Discrimination in Employment Act claims
-ERISA claims
-Invasion of privacy
-Non-competition agreements
-Section 1983 claims
-Sexual harassment
-Title VII claims
-Whistle blower claims
-Wrongful discharge claims

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