Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Our commercial litigation attorneys represent businesses and successful individuals in litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels. In addition to civil trial work, our trial lawyers handle arbitrations, alternative dispute resolutions, mediations, and administrative hearings at the Federal, State and local levels. We work closely with you to ensure that the litigation strategy pursued is the most effective way to reach your goal.

Our Boutique Law Firm Approach

Having previously practiced law at nationally recognized law firms, we take pride in delivering high quality, efficient legal representation without charging exorbitant “big law” rates. We strive to keep our costs competitive and within your budget. It is our goal to satisfy all of your legal needs. Sometimes our representation involves only litigation matters. At other times we provide general counsel and litigation services in conjunction with each other.

Our approach is to meticulously assess your needs and concerns and encourage your involvement in the planning and decision-making process. We will discuss the various alternatives for your case with you before and during litigation. You’ll be confident that your case is being handled properly and efficiently.

We are committed to keeping you informed and, as much as possible, in control of the litigation process. At times, the best litigation strategy is to pursue arbitration, mediation or other alternative dispute mechanisms. When necessary, a fitting litigation strategy is to aggressively prosecute or defend a case by preparing for trial. At all stages, you will be updated.

Our Major Commercial Litigation AreasContract Actions and Disputes

When a party's failure to fulfill their end of a contract interferes with your contractual right to payment, our litigation attorneys are ready to immediately pursue fast and effective relief for your matter.

Non-Compete Agreements and Enforcement

Florida law requires non-compete agreements be in writing and signed by the person against whom they are enforced. An oral non-compete agreement or oral amendment to such an agreement is not enforceable. In Florida, enforcement by employers against former employees non-compete and non-solicitation agreements is not without statutory limits. Contact us for answers to your questions and to address your non-compete agreement concerns.

Shareholder and Partner Disputes

Shareholder and partner disputes arise for countless reasons, from a falling out between partners over compensation to the breakup of a company following the admission of fraud by a controlling owner. We work on a wide range of cases involving corporate, shareholder and partner disputes, including enforcement of shareholder agreements, derivative actions against corporations, actions to dissolve corporations, misuse of corporate assets or opportunities, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Bid Protest and Public Procurement

Public procurement and bid protests are governed by the Florida Statutes, local regulations and codes, and the procurement documents drafted by the public body seeking bids. Each process is dependent upon unique and often complex circumstances. Contact us if you are seeking assistance in interpreting, defending or advocating for your rights under the public procurement process.

Replevins, Foreclosures and Lien Litigation

We handle foreclosures of mortgages, replevins of vehicles and other equipment, and lien litigation. In foreclosures, we review the claim with applicable statutes and assist clients in compliance and work closely with clients when bankruptcy-related foreclosure issues arise. We also handle post-foreclosure evictions and assist in loan work-outs involving real estate. We represent creditors in consumer loans as well as commercial lenders in commercial collateral disputes. We also represent contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals in resolving collection and other disputes in the construction industry.

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

We represent commercial and residential landlords on a wide variety of matters, including eviction actions and disputes over the breach and interpretation of lease provisions.

Employment Litigation

Our attorneys have experience with various types of employment related matters, including the enforcement and defense of actions on covenants not-to-compete, defending companies against EEOC complaints, discrimination claims and wage and hour claims, and disputes over employment contracts.