A business litigation lawyer when you need it most.
Business litigation may involve a breach of contract, torts, or violations of federal, state, and local statutes.
When litigation is unavoidable, we pursue your rights and defend your actions.
Our goal is to protect your business.
Our firm has over 20 years of litigation experience. We represent clients in state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. In addition, we handle mediation, arbitration, and government agency proceedings.
Breach of Contract
Companies may have a contract dispute with a customer, vendor, supplier, partner, or others with whom they interact.
Some conflicts relate to payment obligations. Companies provide goods and services. Occasionally, clients or customers refuse to pay. Demands and informal negotiations do not always work. If your business is compelled to pursue payment, we work efficiently to prepare and prosecute your complaint. Similarly, if your business must defend allegations of non-payment or non-performance, we can aggressively represent your interests.
Contract violations also may relate to “restrictive covenants” – such as non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements. Such restrictions protect a company’s business, staff, clients, and proprietary information. A violation may have a devastating consequence. We work with business clients to quickly enjoin such behavior and recover your damages, including any liquidated damages.
State common law prohibits certain wrongful acts, often called “torts.” When those wrongful acts cause harm, the injured person or business can ask for relief in court.
Torts may include intentionally interfering with a company’s business contracts or relationships. Other acts may involve maliciously lying about a person or business. The list of torts is long, and can vary dramatically by state. When wrongful acts cause your business damage, we can organize your claim and pursue your rights in litigation. If your business is accused of tortious conduct, we work with you to understand the allegations and prepare your company’s defense.
Federal, State, and Local Statutes
Federal, state, and local statutes prohibit many different types of improper behavior. These laws often create a “private right of action” that allows person or business to file suit in federal or state court. Certain laws may also allow a party to recover money beyond their actual damages, such as liquidated damages, costs and attorneys’ fees.
Our firm has analyzed, prosecuted, and defended a large variety of statutory violations at the federal, state, and local level. If you believe your business may have a claim, we help you identify the statutes that may give you rights and your options for suit. If a lawsuit alleges a statutory violation by your company or its personnel, we quickly assess those allegations and counsel you as to next steps.
Representing Your Interests
When litigation arises, we advocate for you. We work to pursue your rights, minimize disruption, and prevent the harm that may result from an adverse judgment.