The commercial litigation practice of SederLaw serves a wide array of corporate and business clients. Our firm has successfully represented every size and type of business from sole proprietorships to multinational corporations. We also have experience handling complex litigation matters in a multitude of industries, both foreign and domestic. When you retain SederLaw, you have a dedicated litigator that’s prepared from day one to advocate for your rights and interests.
Commercial Litigation Cases
SederLaw represents small and large businesses of all kinds, including partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, sole proprietorships, closely-held companies, and domestic and international corporations. We have litigated cases that involve such disputes as:
Breach of contract. This may involve a breach by a customer, client, vendor, supplier, commercial tenant, service provider, or another party. Disputes over contract terms and damages can involve highly complicated questions of legal interpretation and application of case law. Our firm is prepared to litigate on your behalf.
Interference with a contract. This is a commonly litigated business tort whereby a third-party company is accused of interfering with the contractual relationship that exists between two other parties. Whether you are the defendant or the plaintiff, we can defend your rights and interests.
Unfair and deceptive trade practices. Included in this broad area are false advertising, deceptive pricing, inaccurate representations of products and services, failure to honor the terms of a warranty, and much more.
Ownership disagreements. These generally include lawsuits between business owners, such as partners. These disagreements could spell disaster for the business, but mediation and arbitration may be potential avenues for positively resolving the dispute so operations may resume.
Employee lawsuits. Employees and former employees may take legal action against your company involving claims such as discrimination, harassment, unfair wage and labor practices, breach of employment agreements, problems with noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements, and other issues.
Breaches of fiduciary duty. Allegations involving fiduciary breaches center on such matters as misappropriation of company funds, self-dealing, misappropriation of trade secrets and other confidential information, and wrongful actions committed by accountants, brokers, and other licensed professionals.
General business litigation. Our firm also assists with more general subjects such as prosecuting and defending against allegations of negligence, collection and enforcement actions on judgments, and disputes over insurance coverage.
A Track Record You Can Count On
Because of our attorneys’ business backgrounds and legal knowledge, we are able to bring seasoned experience to bear in your commercial litigation matter. We have handled cases in a diverse range of industries and businesses, so we understand the issues particular to your case.
When you retain SederLaw, our first task is to thoroughly review either the allegations against you or the conduct of the party that has wronged you. Whether you’re the plaintiff or defendant, we take the time to understand the details at stake in your dispute. If you’re the defendant, we explore ways to potentially bring an early end to the lawsuit, through a motion to dismiss or other procedural tactics. Meanwhile, if you’re the plaintiff, we start to prepare discovery requests and begin investigating the substance of the lawsuit, including strategies for rebutting any potential defenses or affirmative defenses the defendant may attempt to use.
We advocate for our clients through all stages of litigation, including preparing and filing all pleadings, discovery requests, and all the way through post-judgment procedure. Commercial litigation often requires the input of expert witnesses who can explain technical subjects and other complex matters to a jury. We have a network of reliable witnesses to whom we regularly turn in such lawsuits.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Many commercial litigation matters do not reach the courtroom and are successfully resolved through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques such as mediation or arbitration. Depending on the case, ADR may be a required step before a case can be tried. Some business contracts also require binding or non-binding arbitration as a prerequisite to filing a lawsuit.
SederLaw has both represented litigants in ADR and served as neutral third parties (mediators and arbitrators) in such cases. Where we serve as legal counsel, we present compelling evidence and argumentation for the mediator’s or arbitrator’s consideration. If the case cannot be settled to the advantage of our client, then we will take it to the courtroom. On the other hand, when we mediate or arbitrate matters, we adhere to all ethical and professional standards and work for a positive and fair outcome that all parties can live with.
The door should always be kept open for an out-of-court resolution of commercial litigation, whether through ADR or alternative means. Even if a case advances to trial, settlement is a possibility.
Contact Our Commercial Litigation Attorney
When commercial litigation impacts your organization, our main priority is to bring a swift but advantageous end to the lawsuit so you can get back to operating your business. That’s the level of commitment our clients have come to expect from SederLaw. Contact us today to learn more about your options.