Clark Hill business litigation attorneys represent a diverse client base, comprised mainly of corporations, directors, officers, shareholders, partnerships, managing partners, limited partners, and limited liability entities. We also handle arbitrations, facilitations, and mediations. For more than a century, our firm has provided high-quality legal services and helped solve business problems by effective, economic case management, aggressive advocacy, and sensible, timely resolutions. We are dedicated to excellent client service and maintain state of the art computerized litigation support systems to enhance efficiency. Throughout all stages of litigation, we communicate with and inform our clients of case developments to help achieve business-driven solutions.
The areas in which we have substantial experience include business, commercial and contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and misrepresentation, interference with contracts and business relationships and other business torts, complex litigation, class actions, breach of warranty, distributor/supplier relationships, manufacturer’s representative and franchise terminations, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, antitrust, unfair competition and trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringements.
We represent business clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts, arbitrations, and other dispute resolution proceedings. Our attorneys are aggressive and innovative with an outstanding track record at achieving results through trial or favorable resolution.
Our business litigation group can initiate or respond to emergency injunction proceedings in courts where immediate action is necessary. We have litigated injunction proceedings involving covenants not to compete, misappropriation of trade secrets, and diversion of corporate opportunities. We are sensitive to the costs of litigation and are committed to developing litigation budgets with clients before legal services are rendered to contain costs, including assigning legal staff at lower rates to work on particular projects.
We regularly litigate internal corporate disputes among shareholders, directors, and management under business corporation acts. Aside from handling a wide range of actions arising under federal and state securities law, we handle the full range of possible claims under the Business Corporation Act including breach of director’s fiduciary duties, buy/sell litigation, breach of shareholder agreements, and minority shareholder oppression.
We prosecute and defend cases under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). We conduct and assist clients with internal corporate investigations. We have represented software developers and users of software in computer software litigation involving copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and other business torts. We have litigated claims for false advertising under the Lanham Act. We have managed constitutional law cases involving challenges to legislation, regulations, and ordinances. We regularly handle accountant liability issues and tax disputes.
Our business litigation attorneys seek to understand our clients’ businesses and recommend alternative dispute resolution where appropriate to achieve a client’s business objectives which may involve preserving business or contractual relations with the adverse party to avoid a win/lose result. Our business litigators have resolved thousands of business disputes and have served as court or party-appointed mediators and arbitrators as a result of their training in arbitration.