Commercial law, also known as business law, is an area of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales. Our experienced attorneys focus on the counseling and handling of complex litigation involving business clients in disputes with other businesses or groups of individuals, each of which necessarily involves an understanding of both the business issue and the industry of the client. Our attorneys prosecute and defend lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the state. Our firm handles all types of business issues and disputes, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Business torts
  • Product liability
  • Professional malpractice
  • Intellectual property and privacy law

Business Litigation FAQs

▸ What is the fee arrangement for business litigation?

  • Typically, we handle business matters on an hourly fee basis, with a reasonable retainer required at the onset of the case. Our clients receive a monthly statement setting out work performed and time spent on their case. All work is specifically detailed and we are always mindful of costs and expenses.

▸ What are some alternatives to litigation?

  • We often employ Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods as a way to resolve litigation. The ADR process usually utilizes arbitration or mediation. These alternatives are attractive because they are often less expensive and more efficient than traditional litigation.

▸ I am having an issue with a former employer/employee arising from a non-compete clause. Can you help?

  • Yes. Non-compete clauses can be tricky issues as the requirements for enforceability are very specific.

▸ I have an employee who was hurt on the job and I do not carry worker’s compensation insurance. What do I do?

  • Call us today. Non-subscribers to worker’s compensation do not have the advantage of asserting that the employee was negligent in causing the injury. However, there are a number of available strategies to resolving employee injuries in a fair and efficient manner.

▸ Another business/individual has failed to pay us for services/goods provided. What now?

  • We are experienced in both Breach of contract and Suit on Sworn Account matters. We will work to obtain a judgment for the amount owed, attorneys fees and costs, and, if necessary, obtain a writ of execution to seize assets to satisfy the judgment.