Experienced California Business Tort And Litigation Law Firm
At the law firm of Lerner & Weiss, we vigorously represent our clients in all areas of business law and business torts. Even with carefully drafted contracts and well-defined business relationships, disputes and litigation are virtually unavoidable for the majority of businesses. Most of these disputes are easily resolved, while others require negotiations in order to come to mutually agreeable terms. However, some disputes inevitably find their way into the courtroom.
Our legal team works with you as though we are an extension of your business team. We treat you as a business partner and will only recommend resolutions we ourselves would implement for our own business. Our business lawyers work on your case and give regular updates so you are free to continue your day-to-day business activities and minimize any potential losses.
Representing California Businesses In Litigation
At Lerner & Weiss, our business litigation lawyers have more than 60 years of combined experience to fight on your behalf to ensure the best possible result. We work as quickly as we can in order to minimize any disruption to your business, so that you can continue your efforts to sell your products and services.
Our goal is always to act in the best interest of your business, whether that involves simple or intensive negotiations, or taking your case to trial and utilizing our courtroom skills.
Types Of Business Litigation Cases We Handle
Our business litigation attorneys have vast experience litigating many types of cases, including:
- Breach of contract. Businesses function on contracts. There are partnership contracts, business-to-business contracts, vendor contracts and more. When one party breaches the terms of the contract, legal intervention is generally required.
- Breach of fiduciary duty. This can be a particularly difficult area of law. We work to minimize disputes between partners and shareholders and come to a quick resolution.
- Business dissolution. Each business formation requires a different type of dissolution procedure in order to comply with local, state and federal laws.
- Business bankruptcy. There are different types of bankruptcy depending on your particular business needs.
- Fraudulent transactions. You may need to defend your business against allegations of fraud, or you have been the victim of a fraudulent transaction.
- Partnership disputes. These range from petty disagreements that can easily be resolved to major disputes that may result in the dissolution of your partnership or business.
- Tax disputes. Whatever your tax situation is, state or federal, we can help with a resolution.
- Trade secrets. This can be complex and involve a detailed investigation. We work to preserve your secrets so you can concentrate on managing your business.
We work with you to solve any and all business litigation issues no matter how minor or small they may seem to you at the time.
Examples Of Business Torts
The purpose behind business tort law is that parties can conduct business with each other without worrying about the interference or disruption of one business by another business or third parties. There are a few business torts that arise more often than others.
- Wrongful interference with business contracts or contractual relationships. This occurs when a person or any other business is aware of a business or prospective business relationship, and acts to interfere with that relationship. This may be particularly egregious since businesses run on contracts. Interference with that relationship can damage the business income and/or opportunities.
- Business fraud or misrepresentation. This is when a business intentionally makes a misrepresentation of a material fact in order to entice someone to enter into a business transaction.
- Breach of fiduciary duty. When a person or business has a fiduciary relationship with your business, that person or business has breached their duty when they have acted in an untrustworthy way and/or have put their needs above the needs of your business.
- Defamation. Defamation of your business occurs when an individual or business has intentionally and knowingly made false remarks about the quality of your business’s goods or services.
- Misappropriation or theft of trade secrets. The theft of your intellectual property, including trade secrets, by an employee, former employee or anyone else is a business tort.
- Computer torts. If someone intentionally or negligently causes damage to computer hardware or software and, by doing so, interferes with the ability of the business to do profitable business, that person has allegedly committed a business tort.
Remedies For Business Torts
If your business has suffered a tort that has interfered with your ability to earn income, or has compromised your reputation, contact one of our business tort lawyers at Lerner & Weiss. We also defend our business clients if they are alleged to have committed a business tort.