Business Breach of Contract Lawsuits
We Litigate Contract Disputes.
Our firm represents businesses and individuals who are owed money, assets, or compensation under a contract. We handle written and oral contract matters. We also represent clients who have claims for business torts that may be related to their contractual disputes, including situations where fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, civil theft, unfair trade practices, misappropriation of trade secrets, or tortious interference with a contract or a business relationship has occurred.
Business partnerships can be dissolved for any number of reasons. A successful business might be sold for a profit, a losing enterprise might be wound down, or bad conduct might force members to leave a company. Sometimes business owners are able to work out a resolution that allows one owner to leave and the business to carry on. Other times, the owners choose to dissolve the business. In a formal dissolution, the former entity may cease to exist and accounts must be settled.
Shareholder Derivative Actions
A shareholder derivative suit is a lawsuit brought by a shareholder on behalf of a corporation against a third party. Shareholder derivative suits permit a shareholder to initiate a suit when management has failed to do so. Most often, shareholder derivative suits are brought when those in charge of the company fail to do something in the best interests of the corporation, or worse, they engage in conduct designed to harm the company.
Non-Competition Agreement Litigation
Covenants Not To Compete
We understand that you need to protect your business from competitiors. A covenant not to compete is an obligation written in an employment contract that prohibits an employee to work in a similar company in the same area for a certain period of time. We represent individuals and companies in disputes involving covenants not to compete.
Investment & Securities Litigation
One large area of commercial law encompasses securities and investments. This includes regulating the conduct of stockbrokers, as well as the issuance of stock shares by corporations; the propriety of content within annual reports; and other aspects of stock trade. Securities and investment laws seek to protect consumers with such things as requiring full disclosure of material information concerning public offerings, and insuring the accuracy of financial reporting. Our firm handles all aspects of securities litigation, but does not handle securities transactional matters.
Civil Theft Litigation
Civil Theft Claims
Florida law contains a statute on “civil theft” that provides, in general terms, that if someone has defrauded you of an asset which is lawfully yours, you may send a statutory demand and if your demand for payment is not met within the 30-day period defined in the statute, you may then file suit for triple the amount owed, plus attorney’s fees and costs. This statute helps those wronged by someone who may otherwise have no incentive to return money or property.
Commercial Paper Litigation
Commercial law regulates negotiable instruments, as well. Negotiable instruments are different from standard contracts. Negotiable instruments give the right for the performance of a certain act to the holder of the instrument, solely based on his physical possession of the instrument itself. Examples of negotiable instruments include promissory notes and bearer bonds, which can be sold from one to another by mutual agreement.