Commercial Litigation Firm in Baldwin County, AL
Owning and operating a business can be challenging enough when things are going smoothly. If you have to deal with a conflict or file a lawsuit against another party, handling that type of matter on your own can be very difficult, especially when you are going up against well-funded individuals or other businesses.
At Stone Crosby, P.C., we have over a century of experience handling every aspect of critical and sensitive business litigation cases. Our firm has established a track record of success handling these cases, and our business attorneys have a passion that revolves around delivering client-centered and personalized service.
Our firm represents clients on a local, regional, and national scale. Our business litigation lawyers work on behalf of a wide range of clients, including:
- Small businesses
- Insurers and Lenders
- Engineers and Architects
- Individual Plaintiffs
Our experienced trial attorneys regularly appear before state and federal courts, arbitrations, and mediations. Stone Crosby, P.C. is also frequently called upon by other law firms and attorneys from across the country to assist with complex business litigation matters in Alabama.
If you are facing a business legal matter of any kind, our firm is here to protect your reputation and financial interests. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Consequences of Failing to Address Business Disputes
It’s not uncommon for a business to try to handle conflicts in-house for as long as possible in an effort to save time and money. Some business owners or managers might also be motivated by a desire to keep negative information out of the public eye.
Unfortunately, not addressing a dispute promptly and appropriately could have a number of unintended and negative consequences. Among them are:
- Damage to your business reputation
- Fewer sales
- Unhappy employees and lost productivity
- Inability to obtain loans or investments
- Loss of a business license
- Government investigations
Whether your business has been damaged by another party’s illegal activity or you are dealing with some other business dispute, it’s vital that you address the issue head-on. Our seasoned commercial litigation lawyers will work with you to mitigate the occurrence or extent of these consequences as we defend your interests and work towards the best possible outcome in your case.
Types of Commercial Litigation Cases We Handle
Your business’s most valuable asset is its reputation and good name. These are the foundation of its relationship with customers and business partners. If your reputation is threatened or harmed by the wrongful act of another party, you need the guidance of a skilled commercial litigation attorney to fight for your interests.
Business litigation often involves disagreements surrounding the sale of goods and services, lease agreements, partnership disputes, shareholder rights, lender or insurance company issues, construction disputes, the sale or lease of property, or contract disputes. When one of these contested issues can’t be resolved quickly and reasonably, it’s vital that you seek experienced and trusted counsel.
Some of the types of commercial litigation cases our firm handles include:
When your business enters into a contract for goods or services, it has the right to expect fair and honest treatment. If the other party misrepresented a fact that you relied on and you suffered financial harm, you might be the victim of business fraud.
Breach of Contract
Actions for breach of contract can be against clients, vendors, real estate or business partners, employees, or another party where a contract exists with your business.
Interference with a Contract
Competition is a reality for most businesses, but some practices are considered beyond the scope of “fair game.” If another business unlawfully interfered with your contractual relationship with a third party, you may be able to pursue a civil case for damages.
Deceptive Trade Practices
Misrepresentation and deception in business can take a variety of forms. One example includes the misrepresentation of financials for a business bought or sold, which could lead to financial losses if you relied on this deceptive information.
Companies rely on their trademarks to distinguish them from their competition. When another party used a trademark or something similar without authorization, this can create confusion among customers and harm a business’s reputation. A business has the right to pursue an injunction to stop the practice as well as damages from the responsible party.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
When a person in a position of trust abuses or misuses that trust, they may have violated their fiduciary obligation. Some examples are trustees to the beneficiaries of a trust or majority shareholders to directors and officers of a corporation or the minority shareholders.
Insurance coverage can be vital when losses occur, but insurers don’t always honor their agreements. When this happens, a business can pursue a breach of contract and/or bad faith claim to obtain the coverage they deserve.
Other commercial litigation matters that our firm can address on your behalf include:
- Class actions
- Shareholder rights
- Slander & libel
- Securities fraud
- Consumer protection
- Dissolution of corporations, partnership, and limited liability companies
Minimizing Legal Liability Through a Preemptive Approach
We often advise clients to mitigate their legal risks by taking the appropriate steps to minimize their exposure to transactional disputes. Compared to litigation, these measures are controllable and cost-effective. Our firm’s business attorneys can do many things to reduce the possibility of litigation. Among these include:
- Perform due diligence on proposed deals and partnerships;
- Create appropriate business structures;
- Do background checks on companies or individuals; and
- Draft and review unambiguous contracts.
Whether you are starting a new company or are a seasoned executive, you should consult with an experienced commercial litigation attorney in Alabama to discuss your goals and minimize exposure. If you are dealing with a business dispute, a qualified attorney can offer the guidance you need and fight for your interests inside and outside the courtroom.
Contact an Alabama Commercial Litigation Attorney Today
When you reach out to the commercial litigation attorneys at Stone Crosby, P.C. for a free consultation, you can be sure that you are turning to a team with the knowledge and resources necessary to handle every aspect of your legal matter. Every case we take is handled with professionalism and confidentiality. Contact us at one of our Baldwin County offices for an appointment or contact us online today.