Business or commercial disputes can arise due to a company or individual failing to comply with the terms of a contract, or a party taking actions that result in losses or damages to the business or the individual. Business disputes can also arise within the business, such as owners’ disputes over the management and control of the company.
Most businesspeople hope they never have to be involved in a legal dispute. After all, it can be stressful, expensive, and time-consuming. Apfelbaum Law has Florida business lawyers who can assist you in seeking a solution to your business dispute or represent you in court.
Sometimes business disputes can’t be avoided. If the actions of another party damage your business, taking legal action may be the only solution. A breach of contract or breach of a non-compete or confidentiality agreement, for example, can be costly, and possibly damaging to a company. A trusted employee leaving to start his or her own business after learning the trade from you can also cut into your profits. If shareholders or partners cause internal strife, their disagreements can bring the whole company to a standstill. If any of these situations sound familiar to you, it may be time to seek the advice of a Florida business lawyer.
Other times, business disputes may be avoided by taking the appropriate steps early on. A non-compete agreement, for example, can protect you from the long-time employee or contractor suddenly setting up shop down the road and becoming your competition. A properly-worded contract written by an experienced attorney with a strong understanding of Florida contract law can save you time and money if it becomes necessary to enforce that contract in court. The same is true of a partnership or shareholder agreement – if it clearly spells out the responsibilities and obligations of each partner, disputes between partners or shareholders may be solved much more easily, and it may be possible to avoid an expensive and time-consuming fight in court.
A Florida business lawyer can also provide you with peace of mind. Taking the time to discuss potential contracts, partnerships, and other business agreements with an attorney can help you and your business avoid future disputes.
Apfelbaum Law’s Florida business lawyers have experience representing national and international businesses, professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and individuals in a wide array of matters, including:
- Complex Commercial Litigation
- Contract Breach & Enforcement
- Business Torts
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Landlord-Tenant Disputes
- Shareholder or Partners Disputes
- Investor Disputes
- Fraudulent Transfers
- Post-Judgment Collection Actions
- Domestication of Foreign Judgments
- Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) Claims
- Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUPTA) Claims
If you have a business or contract dispute, or questions about any potential legal matter, contact Apfelbaum Law for a consultation.