What Business Law Matters Does Your Firm Handle?
There are two types of business law matters our firm handles. One is transactional, where we help people who are forming, purchasing, or selling businesses, entering into contracts with other businesses of employees, borrowing money or selling things. We will draft or review contracts or other types of documents for the transaction, work on due diligence and otherwise give day to day legal advice.
The other is business, or commercial litigation, where one business sues another business, oftentimes for some form of breach of contract. Breach of contract is where someone has a contract to do something, and they fail to perform a term or provision of that contract without a legal excuse. It might be that they provided the service in an inadequate manner, did not complete the job at all or on time, did not pay in full or on time, substituted substandard or different goods and many other types of failures. Many business or commercial cases involve claims where an employee or a competitor is trying to steal business by knocking off products, or stealing customer lists or other confidential or proprietary business information. These cases often involve claims of theft of trade secrets.
There are often multiple remedies available in commercial cases, such as specific performance, where the court will order someone to perform as they agreed, such as ordering the owner of property to close on a sale, or an injunction where the court will order someone not to do something, recovery of compensatory damages, including lost profits. Depending on the type of case businesses can and do recover punitive damages or even treble damages.
Who Do You Represent In Business Law Matters?
We represent businesses, owners of businesses, and individuals who are dealing with businesses, or who may be sued by businesses in cases of trade secrets, non-competes, or breach of contract. We represent real estate developers and owners of property, landlords and tenants.
What Types Of Commercial Litigation Does Your Firm Handle?
Same as above. Commercial litigation is synonymous with business litigation. Commercial litigation usually involves some form of a breach of contract. We have handled many cases stemming from a business acquisition, or a failed business acquisition where an individual is unhappy with the acquisition, and decides to go take as accounts or customers as they can and go out on their own and form their own new business. In that situation, we often see a fact patterns where customer files, product designs and drawings and other forms of electronic files are downloaded onto to flash drives or emailed to personal accounts. These cases can have claims for injunction, lost profits and punitive damages. We also handle non-competition cases where an employee is accused of violating the restrictive covenant in their employment agreement.