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William M. Krulak, Jr.


Principal
William M. Krulak, Jr.

William M. Krulak, Jr. is a member of the Commercial and Business Litigation group. Mr. Krulak provides litigation services for a wide variety of matters arising out of commercial and business disputes. He has experience with complex commercial litigation and counsels clients across a broad spectrum of issues including, among other areas:

  • Contractual claims arising from a wide variety of business and trade relationships, including disputes over business acquisition/disposition agreements
  • Business tort claims, such as claims for fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, wrongful termination and unfair competition
  • Disputes arising among equity holders of corporations and partnerships
  • Claims against directors, officers, audit committees, boards of directors and trustees alleging various breaches of duty, including claims under ERISA
  • Intellectual property issues (e.g., copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing and unfair competition, among others)
  • Emergency matters, where the exigencies of our client's circumstances require us to seek or defend against immediate relief from a court (such as injunctions, receiverships or attachments before process)

Bill is an experienced litigator at both the trial and appellate levels.  In addition, he has experience in representing clients in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including private mediation and commercial arbitration before the American Arbitration Association. Since joining the firm, Bill has developed his practice to provide litigation support for the firm’s transactional and corporate practices.  As a result, he works closely with and draws from the expertise of the firm’s highly qualified business lawyers in handling the litigation needs of the firm’s clients.  Through this interaction, he provides a comprehensive approach to litigation that goes beyond the narrow focus of the courtroom to see the bigger picture of the overall business needs and goals of his clients.

Bill strives to provide highly responsive and cutting-edge, yet cost-effective, trial and litigation services in a wide variety of matters.  He recognizes that business litigation often is a necessary evil.  Mindful of that, he works hard to apply the experience and resources of the firm to gain every legitimate advantage at all stages of litigation, including at early phases, to create opportunities to capitalize on those advantages through negotiated settlements or by proceeding to trial where well-prepared cases can be presented effectively.

One example of Bill’s work involves a refinement of Maryland law regarding the enforceability of liquidated damages provisions in commercial contracts in Willard Packaging Co., Inc. v. Javier, 169 Md.App. 109 (2006).

Affiliations & Recognition

Community Activities

  • Dartmouth Club of Maryland

Professional Involvement

  • Baltimore SquashWise: Counsel

  • Dartmouth Lawyers Association

  • Maryland State Bar Association: Professionalism Committee

  • St. David's Church: General Counsel

  • The Family Tree: Board Member

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