Commercial Litigation

Every year, billions of dollars are gained and lost in the litigation of business disputes throughout the country. The cost of litigation in today’s modern business world is an expense that must be anticipated in any long-term business strategy.

Commercial litigation attorneys come into the picture when the stakes are high. From private business professionals to large national and international corporations, our firm has been retained to handle litigation matters that affect the core of a company’s business or financial life. We provide our legal services to business owners and business professionals as Tennessee commercial litigation attorneys, especially in Nashville and the Mid-South.

We review and handle a broad range of litigation including:

  • Business Disputes
  • Nashville Breach of Contract
  • Tennessee Legal Malpractice
  • Tortious interference with contracts or business relationships
  • Shareholder Freeze-Out and Squeeze-Out Litigation
  • Business Disputes in Divorce
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Tennessee Consumer Fraud
  • Tennessee Class Actions
  • Litigation: Non-Competition Agreements
  • Internet Trademark Infringement and Product Disparagement
  • Trademark Infringement and Product Disparagement
  • Wrongful Termination of Franchisees or Distributors

What You Should Do

If you believe you were damaged in a substantial commercial dispute contact our Tennessee commercial litigation attorneys to discusss your case. Let our experienced Nashville business litigation lawyers research your case to advise you how best to proceed. If you would like more information, or would just like to talk with a lawyer experienced in this type of litigation, please call us at 800.394.2119 for a free consultation or CLICK HERE to send an email.

What is Commercial Litigation?

Commercial litigation is a general term that applies to any type of litigation or controversy related to business issues.Commercial litigation matters can range from relatively simple, uncomplicated matters, to highly complex matters that could take several years to resolve. Any litigation matter can have a serious impact on your business. It is vital that you have capable legal counsel at your side, so that you know your interests will be protected.

General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are public cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye towards ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the death of the billable hour is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience and personal commitment.