Business Litigation

Business litigation is a complex area of law which includes a variety of contractual and tort claims such as breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference with contract and breach of fiduciary duty. Our attorneys have litigated numerous commercial disputes involving business, both small and large. We have represented many local and national businesses, both as plaintiffs and defendants. Our commercial litigation experience, as well as our overall level of trial experience, is exceptional.

At Lorden, Pastor & Lilly, PC, we are trial attorneys in the truest sense, and stand ready to take any case to jury trial and verdict. Our courtroom experience and expertise empower us to develop highly effective strategies for success through pre-litigation or trial. Our reputation as formidable attorneys gives us the competitive edge in dealing with opposing counsel. Our unique, aggressive approach to litigation ensures the best possible resolution for our clients’ cases.

Our areas of expertise in business litigation include the following:
• Breach of employee non-disclosure agreements
• Breach of fiduciary duty
• Breach of non-competition or non-solicitation agreements
• Breach of contract
• Fraud
• Infringement of intellectual property rights
• Insurance litigation
• Intentional interference with contract
• Intellectual Property issues
• Patent, Trademark and Copyright law
• Negligent misrepresentation
• Slander and libel
• Tortious interference (intentional damage of a business relationship)
• Unfair competition

Business litigation can be used as a way to remedy business disputes when they can't be resolved through negotiation or arbitration proceedings, whether it's a private individual or a business entity that has a legal issue with another business entity.  A good business litigation attorney can be invaluable in protecting your rights and your company's business interests.

Breach of fiduciary duty can cause a strain between business partners or shareholders in closely held corporations. If one member violates his obligation to operate in good faith and loyalty then other partners can recover with business litigation.

A common instance that can result in an individual bringing business litigation against a business is in a dispute over intellectual property. Any infringement on a patent, trademark or copyright is grounds for business litigation.

If commercial insurance companies undervalue or deny a fair claim then businesses, particularly small businesses, can recover the amount they are entitled to with business litigation. Insurance companies can sometimes attempt to avoid fully paying a legitimate claim, or even avoid paying it at all, by using confusing or deceptive wording in the contract. There are countless other areas in which a business may have a need for business litigation to resolve a dispute against another business.