Business Litigation

Business Litigation Attorneys

A sales agent leaves your company, taking the client list with him. A developer pulls the plug on a new hotel before breaking ground and the architecture firm that designed it demands payment. You are a minority shareholder, who has been locked out of your company. These are examples of business disputes that arise every day. They may vary in significance from irritation and inconvenience to potential financial ruin.

Our attorneys have successfully litigated a variety of business disputes, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of disciplinary policy by university or college
  • Breach of exclusive licensing agreement
  • Breach of entertainment agent agreement or management contract
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Failure to pay claims
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Claims under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • Commercial general liability insurance claims
  • Property insurance claims
  • Exclusive licenses on patented properties
  • Employment discrimination
  • Wrongful termination claims

Representing Clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Nationwide

The vast majority of business disputes can and should be resolved between the parties, without the expense and uncertainty of litigation. When an resolution is not a reasonable option or when one side refuses to deal reasonably and fairly with the other, then litigation provides a means to achieve a just result. Our business litigation attorneys handle cases in both the state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We also make calculated use of litigation, including civil and administrative complaints, subpoenas, arbitration, temporary restraining orders and other injunctive relief to provide options for fair and just results.