Law Firm of Cochran & Edwards

Complex Business Litigation

Business cases require lawyers with a deep and wide breadth of business experience. In addition to handling a wide range of business disputes for over 70 years combined, our lawyers have formed banks and publicly traded companies and defended (and sued) numerous insurance companies and banks. One of our lawyers even has a master’s degree in corporate finance. We understand the legal issues facing businesses and can explain the cases to judges and juries in plain English.

We have experience in all aspects of commercial litigation including the following types of cases and industries:

  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Business torts
  • Breach of contract
  • Failed business acquisitions
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Fraud
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • “Corporate divorce” or corporate and partnership breakups.
  • Insurance coverage/bad faith
  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Medical devices
  • Real estate related litigation (Condemnation, Zoning, land development etc.)Equity (Injunctions, Specific performance)

Franchise Litigation

Franchise Litigation: franchise and supplier relationships are more highly regulated than most other types of commercial relationships. In addition to being regulated by the Federal Trade Commission, franchising involves federal trademark and copyright laws and state trade secret and non-compete laws just to name a few. If your franchised business is on the line, you need a law firm with franchise litigation experience. We have extensive experience in court and in arbitration representing franchisees against franchisors. Our experience includes the following types of cases:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Trade secrets
  • Copyright infringement
  • Trademark infringement
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Area development agreements
  • Fraudulent earnings claims

Banking Litigation

Banking Litigation: we have experience on both sides of the lender liability types of cases, representing banks and credit unions in loan closings and cases against borrowers and representing borrowers and customers in cases against other banks. We also represent bank officers and directors in cases brought against them by the FDIC. We have experience in the following types of cases:

  • Loan defaults
  • Fraud
  • Conversion
  • Failure to loan/renew
  • Defamation
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