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Commercial Litigation Attorney

Representing and Protecting Corporate Interests

The business lawyers at Poole & Shaffery, LLP regularly represents sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations in either the prosecution or defense of a range of commercial disputes. Whether the legal matter is related to a shareholder dispute, breach of contract, real property disputes including purchases, sales or other transactions, trade secret violation, fraud, misrepresentation, unfair business practices or the collection of large commercial debts, involves legal matters in intellectual property or a claim that is filed under either state or federal statutes or provisions (such as ADA), the firm has the extensive knowledge and experience necessary to pursue a positive resolution.

Recent Successes in Commercial Litigation

Some of the recent litigation that the firm has been involved in include the following verdicts and judgments:

  • Obtained defense jury verdict on behalf of major television and movie studio in case for breach of contract and fraud arising out of alleged consultation agreement for television series.
  • Obtained judgment at trial in favor of manufacturer of racing valves for NASCAR application in action initiated by client's competitor and former employer for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of employment agreement. Established that action had not been prosecuted in good faith and recovered well over half a million dollars in attorneys' fees and costs under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
  • Successfully represented large transportation company with multiple locations in multiple states in federal court class action for alleged violations of the American with Disabilities Act.

Having served as counsel to a wide range of corporate entities in a variety of industries, the firm has the ability to identify business acts or practices that pose a risk of liability. When claims have been threatened or filed to position your business to maximize recovery (when the plaintiff) or minimize the risk (when the defendant). The many years of experience of the firm's attorneys in all types of commercial litigation is a significant advantage to business owners. The majority of the firm's cases are referred directly by former or existing clients, or from firms that recognize the need for successful, experienced litigations and trial attorneys.

The firm has achieved exceptional results for its clients consistently over many years. It has been recognized in the legal community for exceptional legal work by judges and attorneys. Five of the Firm's business attorneys have been selected as "Super Lawyers", including 3 who have been named as "Super Lawyer Rising Stars". The firm is AV® rated (or preeminent) in their area of practice for skill and ethics by the most prominent peer review rating service for law firms, Martindale-Hubbell®.

Poole & Shaffery, LLP's focus is on seeking the best outcome possible for its clients. For example, there are often ways to avoid litigation to minimize the amount the client will spend on attorney's fees and if possible, this option will be explored. In many cases arbitration or mediation could be more advantageous, both in time and money spent on the case.

Breach of Contract, Ownership Disputes, Construction Litigation & Eminent Domain

Business entities have ongoing challenges in staying compliant with current state and federal statutes and regulations. It is important to have a full evaluation of your current corporate contracts as well as leases, transaction agreements and other legal documents on a regular basis to insure conformity with ever-changing legal requirements and best practices. The firm often acts as "general counsel" to business in a wide range of corporate matters, and when litigation is the only option, you can be confident that the case management will be of the highest level of professionalism and skill.

Contact the firm today for a free initial consultation.