Business disputes arise in all types of businesses, and every business should anticipate that some form of dispute will arise during the course of doing business. The kinds of issues that businesses will encounter will depend in part upon the type of business and its structure, as well as particular details about the business. It is important to know that business litigation is not only about going to court to resolve a dispute, but also involves dispute resolution before there is a need to go to court. Our experienced attorneys can assess your case for you today and can discuss options for resolving a business dispute.
Common Types of Business Disputes
The dedicated business litigation attorneys at Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A.handle a wide range of business litigation issues under Florida law, including but not limited to the following:
- Breach of contract cases, including employment contracts, contracts with other businesses for goods or services, and agreements between business partners;
- Breach of a commercial lease;
- Fraud or negligent misrepresentation;
- Real estate fraud;
- Unfair trade practices;
- Unfair competition;
- Construction defects and disputes;
- Employment disputes, including employment discrimination claims and violations of restrictive covenants;
- Intellectual property issues, including trademark or copyright infringement, or trade secrets litigation;
- Tortious interference with contracts and business relationships;
- Conversion and civil theft;
- Breach of fiduciary duty of a corporate officer or director;
- Landlord-tenant disputes involving commercial properties; and
- Disputes between or among members, partners, or shareholders in a business.
Resolving Business Disputes
There are often a number of options for resolving business disputes, and it may be possible to resolve a dispute without the time and expense of going to court. Our firm can speak with you about alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options, which may include arbitration or mediation. Both arbitration and mediation save time and money, and they can be resolved in a speedier resolution to a business dispute. Yet the processes are quite different. Arbitration is more like a court proceeding in that it is adversarial, and the outcome is often binding. Mediation, differently, involves a neutral third-party mediator who facilitates communication between the disputing parties to help the parties reach a resolution themselves. Mediation is not binding unless the disputing parties reach an agreement.
It may be possible, too, to negotiate a resolution with assistance from your Tampa business litigation attorney. In cases where negotiations or ADR do not result in a resolution or are not options for your case, then our Tampa business litigation lawyers are prepared to represent you in court. When business litigation cases reach the courtroom, a judge or a jury will hear both sides of the case and will make decisions about liability and civil damages (if appropriate).
Contact a Business Litigation Attorney
Do you have questions about business litigation claims or resolving a business dispute? One of our experienced business litigation lawyers can begin working with you on your case today. Contact Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. for more information.