Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Our trial lawyers know well the value of being efficient and creative when it comes to important and often-times complex business disputes. Litigation can be risky, costly, time-consuming and a distraction from the important tasks of running your business. Our clients sometimes 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.

Drawing on the firm’s multidisciplinary practices in which we represent businesses and business professionals across numerous industries, we take the time to understand our clients’ business models, operations and strategic market objectives. We understand the disruption that disputes can have on our clients’ day-to-day business operations, and we work toward efficient, cost-effective resolutions, proactively seeking to achieve our clients’ objectives and minimize the possibility of litigation in the future. We are dedicated to working within our clients’ budgets and pursuing courses of action with that big picture in mind.

Our firm works with business owners and in-house counsel to develop effective commercial litigation strategies. We have provided legal services to a variety of industries, including health care enterprises, factoring companies, financial advisers, commercial property owners and property management companies, law firms, accounting firms, real estate agencies, insurance brokers and agencies, and general business owners.  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