In most business situations, contracts and other agreements between parties run smoothly.
However, despite best efforts and planning, occasionally a dispute will arise about the terms of a deal or other business matter.
If the issue cannot be resolved and legal intervention is required, you need an experienced commercial litigation attorney handling your case.
Commercial litigation attorneys will protect your best interests, zealously advocate on your behalf, and aggressively seek the best outcome for your business as effectively and efficiently as possible.
At BrewerLong, our skilled Orlando commercial litigation attorneys have years of experience representing local clients of all sizes in business disputes and successfully litigating their claims in court. Call or contact the office today to learn more about our business litigation legal services and how we can help you.
Do I Need a Commercial Litigation Attorney?
As a business owner and operator, you cannot afford to divert time, attention, and focus away from your company to handle a legal dispute. And the more complex the case, the longer the litigation may take to resolve the problem. Let an experienced commercial litigation attorney in Orlando shoulder the burden of your legal claims so that you can focus on what is most important – the growth and success of your business.
Why Should I Hire BrewerLong?
If you need an experienced commercial litigation attorney who will zealously represent your interests, you’ve found the right place.
The business dispute lawyers at BrewerLong handle all types of commercial litigation claims such as:
- Breach of contract disputes,
- Business torts,
- Corporate disputes, and
- Other business litigation cases.
We litigate commercial disputes for businesses of all sizes and provide the same high-quality representation to large and small companies alike. Our office prides itself on on several things that set us apart from many law firms:
- We show dedication to our corporate clients,
- We are committed to transparent communication,
- We give honest legal advice, and
- We have breadth and depth of commercial knowledge.
These qualities enable us to develop long-lasting relationships with our corporate clients. We like to advise clients on strategies to avoid litigation. However, when a dispute arises, we are confident in our ability to efficiently litigate your case.
Our attorneys are invested in the Orlando community. We sponsor student scholarships, hold annual community service days, and sponsor Central Florida Community Arts.
Part of our dedication to the community comes through our service to local business owners. We want to see your business thrive, and that only happens when you avoid or successfully resolve litigation. We’re here to help you do just that.
How to Avoid a Business Dispute
Most of our clients are in litigation over some aspect of their business. However, some business owners take a proactive approach and want to know strategies for preventing a business dispute in the first place.
We can tailor individual advice to your situation if you set up a time to meet with us. However, here are some quick tips that should apply to most businesses:
- Set up written agreements to govern the operation of your business;
- Get all agreements with clients, contractors, suppliers, etc. in writing (word of mouth is not sufficient);
- Hire an attorney to draft or review your contracts;
- Carefully read all contract documents before signing;
- Keep the promises that you make in your contracts;
- Train your staff to courteously respond to colleagues and keep you apprised of any concerns;
- Document actions taken by your business and communication with others;
- Comply with your business’s operational documents;
- Have clear employment policies in place, including a written employee handbook;
- Be diligent and consistent in your accounting practices;
- Be sure to comply with state and federal regulations that apply to your business; and
- Consult an attorney as soon as you think a business dispute might occur.
If you do experience a disagreement with a client, partner, employee, or others, contact our business dispute lawyers immediately. We can intervene early with alternative dispute resolution methods that may help you avoid business litigation.
Resolving Breach of Contract Claims
Almost all business agreements are governed by a contract that states the terms and conditions of the deal. The basis of any contract is that parties owe an obligation to each other. When a breach of contract is claimed by one or both sides, it accuses the other side of not fulfilling their obligation.
Breach of contract claims can be litigated in a number of ways, and business litigation attorneys have options on how to best settle the dispute.
One option is to utilize alternative dispute resolution techniques, such as mediation or arbitration. In some contracts, this is actually mandated by the terms of the contract before the claims can go to court.
Mediation and arbitration use collaborative techniques to try and resolve the matter in a way where both parties walk away satisfied with the outcome.
If alternative dispute resolution techniques fail, the other option for commercial litigation attorneys is to take the case to court. Taking the breach of contract claim to trial can be a lengthy and complex endeavor. Trusting your case to an experienced Orlando commercial litigation attorney is your best chance of success to win your case and protect your business in a breach of contract dispute.
Representing Business Tort Claims on Both Sides
While many commercial litigation cases involve breach of contract and other contractual issues, knowledgeable commercial litigation attorneys like those at BrewerLong also handle business tort claims.
Business torts cover a wide range of activity, including:
- Claims of fraud,
- Deceptive trade practices,
- Unfair business practices,
- Consumer fraud, and
- A number of other claims that fall under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA).
Our commercial litigation attorneys have experience prosecuting and defending against a number of business tort claims and are prepared to effectively advocate for your interests on both sides of the table.
Effectively Navigating Corporate Disputes
One last area of commercial litigation our attorneys effectively manage are internal corporate disputes.
Corporate disputes, if not handled properly, can doom a thriving business. Internal struggles can cause protracted legal disputes that cost individuals and the company considerable time and money to resolve. Corporate disputes come in many forms, including:
- Disagreements about partnership or joint venture agreements,
- Operational decisions and business succession,
- Fiduciary duties and breach, and
- Shareholder derivative suits.
You need an attorney with an intricate knowledge of business operations and corporate structure to handle your corporate dispute, and the commercial litigation attorneys at BrewerLong are prepared to meet your legal needs. The skilled corporate litigators at BrewerLong have the knowledge and experience to advocate on behalf of our clients in all types of complex corporate disputes and appeals.
Remedies for Your Business Dispute
When you experience a business dispute, there are several potential remedies available to you, such as:
- Monetary damages;
- Liquidated damages, if specified in your contract;
- Specific performance, or forcing one party to uphold their contractual obligations;
- Restitution, such as returning the money or product;
- Rescision to void the contract; and
- Reformation to alter the contract with agreeable terms.
When our business dispute lawyers meet with you, we will listen to your desires for resolution of your problem. Do you need the other party to fulfill their promises, or would you be just as happy with some money to offset your inconvenience? Our attorneys don’t have a stock answer for every contractual dispute. Instead, we listen to our clients’ needs and pursue the remedy that would best improve their situation.
Call the Office or Contact Us Today
Hiring a skilled Orlando commercial litigation attorney to handle your matter can be the critical difference between your company’s success or failure in its legal dispute. If you are stuck in a business dispute that requires legal intervention, contact one of our skilled commercial litigation attorneys at BrewerLong today. Call the office or contact us online to schedule a consultation of your commercial litigation needs.