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Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation means any type of litigation involving corporate affairs or business disputes.  Our business and commercial litigation lawyers have the experience and legal knowledge to handle a wide range of commercial litigation.

Some representative types of commercial disputes handled by our attorneys include:

  • Contract disputes
  • Failure to pay or perform cases
  • Collections and guaranty cases including post-judgment collection work
    • Garnishments/Seizures
    • Foreclosures
    • Evictions
  • Creditors’ rights and bankruptcy
  • Fraudulent conveyance and tracing of assets
  • Claims for personal liability of corporate officers and directors
  • Professional liability of attorneys, accountants and appraisers
  • Commercial real estate disputes
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Motor vehicle franchise law
  • Uniform Commercial Code and lien priority disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Claims for business torts such as fraud and tortious interference with contract or business relations
  • Breach of fiduciary duty cases
  • Equitable relief claims including declaratory judgments and injunctions
  • Intellectual property or trade secrets cases
  • Disputes over restrictive covenants including non-compete agreements
  • Defamation claims including libel and slander
  • Insurance litigation

Our lawyers are admitted and experienced in both Georgia state courts and federal courts.

Our philosophy regarding claims is to make a thorough evaluation prior to advising the client on how best to proceed, then to provide the client with a candid evaluation of the claim.  In the process we often propose alternative solutions with the client’s business objectives in mind to help the client craft a strategy to resolve claims within applicable constraints including a projected budget.

Sometimes, especially in the business world, it benefits a client to handle business disputes outside of the courtroom.  Our firm will always look to resolve your matter in the most expedient, effective, and cost conscious manner. As such, our attorneys represent business clients in negotiations, arbitrations, and mediations just as skillfully as in court.  In fact, our reputation for being strong and committed trial lawyers helps us to achieve good results in negotiations.

 

Like many of our firm clients, we have an entrepreneurial spirit and are willing to consider creative or alternative fee structures which may enable the client to proceed with litigation strategies that might otherwise be too costly for the client in the short term.  If the claim appears to be meritorious, the firm may choose to share some of the risk of prosecuting claims with the client by means of an alternate fee structure.  Depending on your case, we may be able to offer contingency fee representation.  In those circumstances, the client gets assurance that the firm truly believes in their cause and the likelihood of success.  

Contacts

Published Cases

  • Livoti v. Aycock, 590 S.E.2d 159 (Ga. App. 2003)
  • Atlanta Independent School System v. Lane, 469 S.E.2d 22 (Ga. App. 1996)
  • Fulani v. FCC, 49 F.3d 904 (2d Cir. 1995)
  • Baker v. Summit Unlimited, Inc., et al., 855 F.Supp 375, N.D.Ga. (Ga. App. 1994)

Representative Cases

  • Edwards v. Sabat, 589 S.E.2d 618, (Ga.App. 2003)
  • Robison v. George, 560 S.E.2d 108, (Ga.App. 2002)
  • Fontaine v. Sidelines IV, Inc., 538 S.E.2d 137, (Ga.App. 2000)
  • Mitsubishi Intern. Corp. v. Cardinal Textile Sales, 14 F.3d 1507, (C.A.11 1994)
  • Kitfield v. Henderson, Black & Greene, 498 S.E.2d 537, (Ga.App. 1998)