Business Transaction and Litigation
Our dedicated attorneys and staff serve a wide range of business clients in transactional and commercial litigation services
Business Dispute Guide
At the law firm of McKean Smith, our dedicated attorneys and staff serve a wide range of business clients in transactional and commercial litigation services. We have designed our legal service to be flexible and responsive to our clients’ individual needs.
We provide representation, advice and counsel for many business law issues, including:
BUSINESS LITIGATION ISSUES
Shareholder and Partnership Disputes:
Business professionals as well as family members enter into business ventures on a regular basis. At the businesses’ creation, partners typically enter into shareholder or partnership agreements. At inception, the parties involved only have one goal in mind: working hard to ensure growth for their business. However, as time passes, and challenges begin to surface, one of the biggest threats to the stability of a business is disagreements within management and/or among shareholders. Our firm represents clients who have been wronged and financially damaged by the acts of other parties in a business. Regardless of the type of business, many of our clients can settle their disputes without going to court, but when cases need to be litigated, we are ready to provide superior litigation services. Do not let an internal dispute among partners or shareholders wrongfully deprive you of your investments in the company you’ve worked so hard to build.
Breach of Contract:
Business in today’s economy depends heavily on contracts. They are absolutely critical in the modern corporate world. Contracts clarify the parties’ obligations and expectations. When a breach of contract occurs in a complex commercial transaction, it takes an experienced business attorney to interpret the sometimes-ambiguous contractual obligations of the parties. This is essential to building a foundation for a breach of contract case and helping to resolve the dispute timely and effectively. McKean Smith works to resolve disputes quickly to prevent a costly, drawn-out litigation. In the event an agreed resolution cannot be reached, the experienced attorneys at McKean Smith are ready to litigate your case at trial.
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Breach of Fiduciary Duty:
Business owners, officers, directors, majority shareholders and others have a responsibility to perform certain duties and to maintain their honesty in those activities. When they do not, they may be liable for breach of fiduciary duty. Breach of fiduciary duty claims are common in business litigation. Breach of fiduciary duty is a broad concept that may arise in the context of shareholder disputes, partnership disputes or even fraud. McKean Smith represents clients who have been wronged and financially damaged by the acts of other parties in a business.
McKean Smith advises and represents clients in the drafting and litigation of non-compete agreements. The court interprets these agreements very strictly, so they must be drafted carefully to be enforceable. Most often these agreements are governed by statute and the case law surrounding the interpretation of these agreements and their requirements. McKean Smith assists in drafting enforceable non-compete agreements, and challenging overbearing or unenforceable agreements.
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