We have significant experience prosecuting legal actions throughout the U.S. Federal Court system involving matters of international creditors which exceed $75,000 (exclusive of interest and costs) or which involve matters of federal law. This practice includes non-U.S. creditors with trade claims against U.S. entities and individuals, as well as various commercial disputes.

In developing practical and creative solutions to resolve both straightforward and complex scenarios, our attorneys vigorously protect and enforce their clients’ rights in courts throughout the country. The firm’s client-driven commitment – whether pursuing a $25,000 commercial dispute or a $10 million export credit related transaction – matches each client’s unique objectives with the appropriate time and crafted strategy. Bluestone’s team includes experienced litigators who regularly try complex debt related and other business cases in federal and state courts.

We litigate on behalf of creditors for debt recovery as well as various types of commercial disputes, concerning:

  • quality of merchandise disputes
  • real estate disputes
  • probate
  • trusts and estates
  • sale of business
  • defamation, slander
  • economic torts (interference with economic relationships)
  • professional service disputes
  • sports law
  • entertainment law (documentary film, authorship, fine art)

In representing international creditors, the firm’s civil litigation practice has included matters involving various components of international law including the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”), the New York Convention on the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, Convention Providing a Uniform Law For Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes, as well as others.

Our attorneys have brought cases in courts in the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Illinois. Stephen L. Bluestone, the firm's managing director, was appointed the Special Assistant to the Attorney General of North Dakota in 2006.