Commercial LitigationIf you’re involved in business, at one point or another you may encounter legal issues that could result in litigation. Litigation can be risky, costly, time-consuming and a distraction from the important tasks of running your business. Our clients generally prefer to seek more cost-effective alternatives to litigation, such as negotiation, arbitration, or mediation. Sometimes, however, litigation is unavoidable and in such situations you’ll require a seasoned team to vigorously defend your interests.
We take the time to understand our clients' business models, operations and strategic market objectives. Because we understand the disruption that disputes can have on our clients' day-to-day business operations, we work toward efficient, cost-effective resolutions, proactively seeking to achieve our clients' objectives and minimize the possibility of litigation in the future.
We provide effective and practical representation. We understand that bottom line concerns can drive business decisions in commercial litigation, as in all else. Therefore we are dedicated to working within our clients' budgets and pursuing courses of action that have been formulated with the big picture in mind.
Our firm regularly works with business owners and in-house counsel to develop effective commercial litigation strategies. Our areas of representation include:
- Breach of contract claims: Our attorneys regularly represent both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation and arbitration over the interpretation and enforcement of commercial contracts, leases and other contractual agreements.
- Partnership and shareholder disputes: Disputes over the management and control of partnerships and closely held companies can have debilitating business consequences. Our firm represents majority and minority partners and shareholders in these cases.
- Trade secrets and non-compete disputes: After an employee leaves a business or a partnership breaks up, one party may be accused of misappropriating trade secrets or violating covenants not to compete. We are experienced at handling these disputes.
- Business fraud and misrepresentation claims: Businesses facing allegations of fraud or misrepresentation by customers, clients or even business rivals, can turn to CMW for value-driven, effective representation.