Business Litigation

The operation of a business or commercial enterprise normally involves litigation. Disputes arise regarding the interpretation of contracts or the rights and responsibilities under a commercial agreement. Partners, shareholders and other owners come and go, businesses dissolve and reorganize, and lawsuits ensue when parties cannot amicably allocate assets and liabilities. Competitors unfairly compete by misappropriating trademarks, service marks and other intellectual property or interfering with existing contractual relationships. Former employees accept employment in violation of non-compete agreements, and use or reveal trade secrets to competitors.

If you own or operate a business, you need straightforward representation from skilled business litigation lawyers. Jimerson Birr has extensive experience representing businesses and entrepreneurs in all types of commercial litigation and handles all types of business litigation, including:

  • Breach of contract or note
  • Breach of lease
  • Fraud, Misrepresentation, Civil Theft
  • Construction disputes
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Business Torts
  • Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
  • Shareholder conflicts
  • Violation of non-compete and confidentiality agreements relating to trade secrets
  • Infringement on Intellectual Property rights, and Unfair Competition claims
  • Dissolution of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships

Litigation is the strength of our practice and foundation for the firm’s success. The firm has far-reaching experience handling disputes born out of the interpretation and enforcement of contractual rights. We develop and adapt our litigation strategies to the particular facts of each case with every matter sharing the common goal of achieving a resolution that best addresses our client’s specific business needs. The firm advises clients regarding the costs and benefits of different strategies, including settlement and trial in assessing and minimizing potential litigation risks at each stage of the case’s life cycle. As part of this process, we evaluate the feasibility of less expensive alternatives to litigation, including but not limited to alternative dispute resolution.

Jimerson Birr takes a professional yet down-to-earth approach to the practice of law. We understand that, for commercial clients, sound legal decisions must make good business sense and be in line with corporate moral philosophies. We employ this approach through every step of the litigation process, from pre-suit diligence, to pre-trial discovery and on through trial and appeals. Without sacrificing aggressive advocacy, we pride ourselves in finding a balance between asserting rights and reducing liability exposure.

We believe our positive track record and the high satisfaction of our clients speak for themselves, and we welcome the opportunity to service your litigation needs. For more information about our practice, or to discuss your legal concerns with a lawyer who understands business and commercial litigation, contact our offices today.

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