Commercial Business Litigation in Florida

Commercial business litigation simply refers to any type of legal conflict relating to business issues. When matters become highly contentious between two or more businesses or corporations and one company takes legal action against the other, it is referred to as commercial litigation. Commercial litigation is a broad term that refers to all business conflicts, whereas business law itself is distinct in that it also covers the drafting of contracts and agreements (matters that may one day lead to a dispute). In simple terms, commercial litigation typically involves one or more businesses locked in a dispute over money or some other type of property. Common examples of commercial litigation include the following:

  • Breach of ContractA breach of contract can involve purchases and sales of securities, real estate transactions, agreements to provide goods or services, or mergers and acquisitions.
  • Employment Disputes – Disputes over health and pension benefits, overtime, age, race, gender or religious discrimination, all of these would fall under the category of employment disputes.
  • Tortious Interference with ContractThis occurs when a third party successfully interferes with or otherwise prevents the performance of an agreement between two parties.
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty – iduciary duty is an obligation to act in the best interests of another party or entity. For example, a corporation's board member will have a certain fiduciary duty to the shareholders, while a trustee has a legal obligation to the beneficiaries of an estate. It's not uncommon for people in a position of trust such as corporate officers, directors, agents, trustees or partners to violate that trust and their fiduciary duty to the company they were working for or with.
  • Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices – Any type of fraudulent activities and misrepresentations in business transactions.
  • Disputes Over Non-Compete Clauses – These disputes involve non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements by former business associates, owners and employees. When there is a breach in one of these clauses, it may result in a lawsuit that includes a request for emergency relief by means of a pre-trial injunction or a restraining order.
  • Antitrust Violations – Antitrust violations cover price discrimination, price fixing conspiracies, monopolizing a market, and conspiracies to allocate customers, or divide territories or otherwise control and prevent fair competition in the marketplace.
  • Violating Intellectual Property Laws – Violations against intellectual property laws including: patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, service marks and also trade secrets.
  • Debt Collection – Collecting various types of debts such as guaranty agreements, promissory notes, and mortgages and deeds of trust.

Other types of commercial litigation include: partnership disputes, Civil RICO, ERISA, business dissolution, class actions, franchise issues, and shareholder issues among others.

Best Florida Commercial Business Litigation Attorneys

When you own a business, it's not a matter of if you will run into a conflict; it's more a matter of when. Because you have so much tied into a capital investment or enterprise, swift, cost-effective legal representation is key. At Rosenthal Law Group, our firm has garnered a reputation for being a high quality business litigation law firm in Florida. Our firm is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for demonstrating the highest level of ethical standards and professional legal ability. Attorney Rosenthal was recognized by the Miami Herald as one of South Florida's Top Lawyers for 2011 and 2012 and he was named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America®, which is an invitation only trial lawyer honorary society. Membership is limited to just 3,500 Fellows, which represents less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Attorney Rosenthal is also proud to have been named in "The Best Lawyers in America" list every year from 2010 through 2017.

Our legal team has extensive experience in the field of commercial business litigation, and we bring our knowledge and skills to the negotiating table and into the courtroom. We pride ourselves on our successful case results, which is measured by our clients ultimately achieving their desired outcome in their business matters. Our promise to you is that we will be fully committed to your case and will put every effort into providing powerful, cost-effective litigation services with your objectives and best interests in mind during all aspects of the legal process. To learn more about the firm's commercial litigation services, contact a Florida business litigation attorney from Rosenthal Law Group today.


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