Practice Areas

Lender Liability

Cappello & Noël LLP has earned a nationwide reputation as the pioneer in the field of lender liability. The firm represents individuals and businesses that have been injured or destroyed by their lender. Cappello & Noël is known for its ability to investigate and prosecute lending institution misconduct and fraud, and has successfully battled some of the largest financial institutions in the country by winning multimillion-dollar jury verdicts and out of court settlements for its clients. The firm also uses its lender liability expertise to successfully negotiate workout agreements between borrowers and lenders that often result in restructuring borrower debt payments and loan terms. Managing partner A. Barry Cappello wrote the first treatise on the subject, Lender Liability, now in its fifth edition.

Complex Business Litigation

Cappello & Noël is experienced in every facet of business litigation, enabling the firm to decisively and effectively develop, litigate and try complex business cases. The firm’s extensive record of trial victories gives clients the expert representation needed to successfully pursue legal recourse, no matter the size and legal firepower of the opponent. Clients range from entrepreneurs to established businesses involved in litigation against large corporations and financial institutions. The firm is experienced in handling the most complicated cases, especially those with tremendously long and intricate paper trails. It often uncovers the “smoking gun” during discovery, which allows for early settlement or success in court.

Plaintiffs’ Class Actions

Cappello & Noël represents plaintiffs in consumer, antitrust, toxic tort/environmental, insurance and banking class actions (See Summaries). Its success in class action litigation has resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements for class participants.

Employment Litigation

Cappello & Noël represents plaintiffs in employment cases, including wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment. The firm obtained a $23 million verdict in a wrongful termination case against a major Fortune 500 company and settled a sexual harassment suit against a public company and its CEO for a multiple seven-figure amount.

Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death

Cappello & Noël handles serious and complex personal injury claims, as well as wrongful death claims. The firm helps the victims and their families obtain fair and just compensation, while giving them the closure and peace of mind they need in difficult times. In one case, the firm obtained a $16 million verdict for the family of a four-year old boy who drowned in a swimming pool while at a children’s day care camp.