BUSINESS LITIGATION

From fast-moving injunction proceedings to complex partnership matters, clients bring their high-stakes business disputes to us.

Business Contract Disputes

Contract disputes form the basis for most business litigation. Ideally, every contract would be in writing and well-drafted. However, not all contracts are in writing, and even written contracts may inadvertently leave some issues unclear or unaddressed. Our business litigation attorneys excel in handling these and other complex factual and legal issues. Our attorneys have resolved hundreds of contract disputes through negotiation, mediation and, if necessary, litigation. Whether your case involves a straightforward two-party dispute or more complicated issues involving several parties, multiple areas of the law, or a contract described in a dozen or more separate documents, our team of business litigation attorneys will work to resolve your matter with the careful consideration it deserves.

Covenant Not to Compete

A covenant not to compete (also known as a non-competition covenant) can be an effective way to protect your business, whether you are protecting your existing business or buying a new one. Non-competition clauses are commonly included in employment contracts, sale agreements, and shareholder agreements. A well-drafted non-competition covenant may mean the difference between your business’s success or failure. However, courts often give non-competition covenants extra scrutiny, and there are circumstances where courts will not enforce them. Our experienced business litigation attorneys have an impressive track record representing companies, shareholders, and individual employees in disputes over non-competition agreements. We will help you draft and enforce your non-competition covenants to protect your business.

 

Shareholder & Partnership Disputes

Like marriages, business partnerships and closely-held corporations begin with high hopes and much goodwill between the parties. Unfortunately, like some marriages, business partnerships occasionally end in acrimony and litigation.

In this complex area of law, you should seek counsel from attorneys experienced in shareholder and partnership disputes. Our business litigation attorneys regularly represent companies and their shareholders in these kinds of disputes. While our attorneys seek creative solutions to resolve these disputes without litigation when an amicable resolution is not possible they are ready to protect your interests through swift and decisive legal action.

 

Professionals in Business Litigation

Bryce H. Bennett, Jr

Bryce H. Bennett, Jr

Partner

Miranda Weiss Bernadac

Miranda Weiss Bernadac

Partner

Robert C. Brandt

Robert C. Brandt

Partner

Jeffrey B. Fecht

Jeffrey B. Fecht

Partner

Kathleen Hart

Kathleen Hart

Partner

Anthony R. Jost

Anthony R. Jost

Partner

Ryan L. Leitch

Ryan L. Leitch

Partner

Sarah MacGill Marr

Sarah MacGill Marr

Partner

J. Mark McKinzie

J. Mark McKinzie

Partner

Laura S. Reed

Laura S. Reed

Partner

Raymond T. Seach

Raymond T. Seach

Partner

Justin O. Sorrell

Justin O. Sorrell

Partner

Kevin N. Tharp

Kevin N. Tharp

Partner

James W. Riley, Jr.

James W. Riley, Jr.

Of Counsel

Jaclyn M. Flint

Jaclyn M. Flint

Associate

Patrick S. McCarney

Patrick S. McCarney

Associate

Katie R. Osborne

Katie R. Osborne

Associate

Katie S. Riles

Katie S. Riles

Associate