Business and commercial litigation has been a core practice area of Gray Becker for more than 30 years, providing the firm’s legal team with extensive experience in this area. We have a proven track record of litigation success in complex commercial matters and bet-the-company cases.
Our business litigation group has represented clients at every level of the state and federal courts, as well as in administrative and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Regardless of the forum for legal dealings, our attorneys are prepared to guide you, the client, through the process in a manner that best suits your particular needs.
Benefit From Our Experience
Our legal team understands clients’ business objectives, and how to achieve desired outcomes through the legal system. Protecting the client’s bottom line is among our primary goals. The firm’s litigators possess the business savvy necessary to protect clients’ interests in the courtroom and at the negotiation table.
Our current and former clients include: Benbrook Ranch HOA; First Atlantic Homecare Services; Cabot-Chase, Ltd.; Infrahealth, Inc.; Landscapes USA, Inc.; Sandalwood Management, Ltd.; Larry Peel & Company; Twin Liquors; and many others. The firm also serves many individuals and smaller businesses.
Matters handled by the business litigation group include:
This could include things like stealing trade secrets, infringing on a trademark or making false claims about another company’s products or services, or any competitive advantage through business practices that are fraudulent, deceptive, or otherwise wrong.
Protection of Trade Secrets
Trade secrets maintain their value by staying secret. Gray Becker can help you implement systems to keep the most valuable assets that you have, your trade secrets, safely contained within the company and to initiate business commercial litigation against employees and former employees who leak them.
Ending a business can be complicated. Assets must be divided fairly or liquidated to cover costs, and vested parties need to be compensated. We can guide you through the dissolution process while encouraging an amicable working relationship with former partners and stakeholders.
Let’s face it, as a business, you must be able to enforce contracts. Still, if you’re not careful, disputes with employees or suppliers over employment agreements, asset purchases, and other agreements can ruin relationships and lower company morale.
Gray Becker will help you balance these sometimes competing interests and work to resolve your dispute to mutual satisfaction.
Is an employee, executive, or shareholder attempting to steal from the company, misrepresenting financial information, or lying to government regulators? Criminal charges may be warranted, but you may also need to seek restitution through business commercial litigation.
Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
Resolving shareholder and partnership disputes without causing irreversible damage to the company can be tricky. We work to resolve disputes while protecting the integrity of the company and keeping business relationships intact whenever possible.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Breach of fiduciary duty happens when one party has a responsibility to act in the interests of the company or another person and fails to do so. These litigation claims commonly accompany allegations of other business torts, including fraud. These types of breaches can involve:
- Business partners
- Business owners/shareholders
- Contractors and third-party businesses
Disputes often arise between commercial landlords and tenants, and the complaints can come from either side. A commercial landlord may fail to abide by a lease agreement, or a tenant may make unacceptable alterations to the leased property. At Gray Becker, we can help resolve these and other business commercial litigation disputes involving real estate quickly and easily.
Deceptive Trade Practices
These can include false advertising or copying the design or look of your products to confuse consumers. We can help you protect your intellectual property and hold infringers accountable through litigation.
We are prepared to advise and represent you in a variety of collections matters. Talk to our attorneys for more information.
The reality of our ultra-competitive business world is that business owners can unexpectedly find themselves either facing a lawsuit or filing one to protect their interests.
When you need professional, experienced help to defend your business, or feel that another party has acted against your business in a way that requires litigation, call upon the commercial litigation attorneys at Gray Becker. They have both the experience and track record to protect your business and get you the best results possible.