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practice areas

Valentine Austriaco & Bueschel, P.C. represents clients in a wide range of matters where the law touches business.  

We have decades of experience in commercial litigation, internal investigations, employment matters, and real estate – to name just a few of our areas of experience.  

We also regularly represent aviation interests in a variety of litigation matters.

Commercial Litigation

We provide our business and government clients with tailor-made representation targeted to resolve the disputes they face.  We tackle the complex issues, and at the same time, we are mindful of how the dispute fits within our client’s big picture.  Our commercial litigation experience spans a diverse range of industries, including banking, management and technology consulting, manufacturing and distribution, construction, aviation, real estate, and title disputes.

Internal investigations

We have worked with state and federal agencies and with audit and compliance committees of corporate boards to perform internal investigations.  We provide well-supported and timely analyses of whether the conduct at issue raises meritorious claims or subjects our clients to scrutiny.  We understand the sensitive nature of such inquiries, and we work to bring a principled and diverse voice to issues requiring investigation.

Employment matters

We represent clients in a wide-range of legal employment issues.  We also offer independent investigations of workplace complaints. We provide our employer clients with proactive guidance to improve management practices and minimize employment-related legal risks.  Unlike most defense firms, we have insight gained from previously representing plaintiffs, serving as in-house counsel, and leading human resources departments. Our unique experience and deep knowledge of the administrative agency process allows us to provide our employer clients with realistic case evaluations into the viability of employee claims, so that cost-effective decisions can be made early in a dispute.

Contract issues

We have analyzed, advised on, and when necessary, litigated contracts of all types, from standard real estate contracts to the most complex of reinsurance agreements, and everything in between.  We understand that resolution of contract issues is part of the day-to-day existence of our clients’ companies, and that efficient analyses and resolution of these issues is critical to their operations.   

Real estate matters

We represent residential and commercial owners and developers in the sale and purchase of residential and commercial properties, including condominium buildings, hotels, restaurants, office buildings, shopping centers, and other properties.  We have also handled various real estate-related litigation matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, title insurance litigation, zoning and ordinance issues, construction litigation, and mortgage fraud. Our decades of experience working in the real estate industry – both in the transaction matters and in litigation – provides us with a unique perspective that benefits our clients.

Aviation defense

For more than a decade, we have represented domestic and foreign airlines, leasing companies, and other aviation interests in both state and federal court.  From baggage and passenger delay claims under the Montreal Convention to major aviation-related disasters, we understand the issues at stake and have assisted airlines in state and federal court.


We represent businesses and individuals as both creditors and debtors in reorganizations/debt restructuring.  We also have substantial experience in representing lenders in all facets of bankruptcy litigation, including lien disputes, adversaries, trustee disputes, and claim objections.