Bradenton Business Litigation Lawyer
Once you’ve been in business for any length of time, you learn pretty quickly that there is no way of escaping conflict. Disputes will arise, and a number of them won’t be able to get resolved without the help of a lawyer. Bradenton business litigation lawyer Don Cahall is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation. From cease and desist letters and pre-suit strategy to mediation, arbitration, trials and appeals, The Cahall Law Firm is ready to protect your rights and vindicate your business interests in any Bradenton business legal dispute.
Help With the Full Range of Business Litigation in Bradenton
Call on The Cahall Law Firm, PLLC, for help with any of the following business litigation matters:
Breach of Contract Disputes
Every business relationship has a contract as its foundation. This contract might be oral or written, express in fact or implied in law, but its terms govern the legal relationship between the parties and their rights and obligations regarding each other. Most business disputes involve an allegation by one party that the other party is in breach of contract, and frequently those claims are met with counter-claims. The Cahall Law Firm can help you pursue or defend a breach of contract claim in Manatee County courts or less formal settings such as negotiations, mediation, arbitration and other alternative forms of dispute resolution.
Companies can find themselves in legal disputes with people or other businesses even where no contract exists. An entire class of business torts (civil wrongs) exists that could bring a company into court to complain or defend against charges of fraud or misrepresentation. As an attorney with a thriving consumer protection practice, Don Cahall is intimately familiar with the Florida Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) and other laws related to unfair competition or deceptive business practices. These laws can be invoked in business-to-business disputes and not just brought by consumers. Another tort – tortious interference with business relationships – can be brought against third parties who negatively affect a contractual relationship between other parties.
For many companies, their image, name, marks and reputation are every bit as valuable as the goods they produce or the services they provide. We help businesses protect their valuable patents, trademarks and copyright from infringement by unauthorized users by issuing cease and desist letters or initiating litigation as appropriate. Other IP-related matters can involve the theft of trade secrets, confidential information or other business assets, or the enforcement of confidentiality agreements, non-solicitation agreements or covenants not to compete.
Corporations are legal entities that can sue and be sued in Florida courts. Litigation may involve shareholder derivative lawsuits alleging fraud or illegal activity on the part of company directors, or voting deadlocks among shareholders. Other corporate litigation might include allegations of breach of fiduciary duty by directors and officers, antitrust litigation, or legal disputes amid a change in corporate structure, from mergers and acquisitions to hostile takeovers.
Sound Legal Advice and Effective Advocacy in Your Bradenton Business Litigation
Before a lawsuit is ever filed or responded to, we take the time to sit down and strategize with our clients. What is their goal, what are acceptable outcomes, what is the best alternative to a negotiated agreement? We take the time to explain the risks and consequences of business litigation so our clients can make rational business decisions regarding how to proceed in the face of a business lawsuit.
For help with a potential, pending or active business litigation matter in Bradenton, call The Cahall Law Firm for sound advice, strategic planning and effective advocacy from a skilled and experienced Bradenton business litigation attorney.