Business and Commercial Litigation

Business and Commercial Litigation

Whether it’s a sizeable high-achieving corporation or a small struggling start-up, every business is susceptible to disputes that can result in a lawsuit. It is crucial to have prompt access to efficient legal services to handle any business litigation.

The Sorenson Law Firm in Tempe, AZ, understands the financial pressure that litigation can cause for a business. That is why our experienced commercial litigation attorneys fight to protect your business’s bottom line and safeguard your brand.

We have tried cases in federal and state courts, in national tribunals, and before domestic and international arbitration panels. Our case-by-case approach entails:

  • A commitment to understanding your business model, culture, objectives, and goals to represent your brand well.
  • Conducting complex business litigation representation focused on winning and preserving your company’s image.
  • Negotiating your case to a favorable disposition avoids the risk and expense of a trial.
  • Updating our commercial litigation knowledge and services ensures we take advantage of any new opportunity that favors your case.

Our proven track record ensures you receive comprehensive business litigation services, whether you are the defendant or plaintiff in a Tempe, AZ, lawsuit. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Types of Commercial and Business Litigation

Commercial Litigation is an area of law that encompasses various business disputes that can arise with another business or a customer. In simpler terms, any legal issue confronting your business can be categorized as commercial or business litigation.

Consulting with an Arizona business attorney is the best way to assess how a particular legal issue can affect your business. The following are the most common commercial litigation cases you may experience in Tempe, AZ.

Breach of Contract

Having clearly outlined written agreements does not guarantee a business will not encounter contract disputes. Breach of contract occurs when one party:

  • Goes against the agreed terms
  • Erroneously interferes with a contract
  • Prevents the other party from receiving the agreed benefit

The above situations may harm the business and cause significant revenue loss. You need an experienced Tempe business lawyer to help you defend or enforce your rights in court or during an arbitration hearing.

The Sorenson Law Firm will help you receive the desired outcome, whether it is canceling the contract and receiving restitution or compelling the other party to fulfill their obligation. We have effective legal strategies in place to represent you well.

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

As a business grows, the partners may have disputes about the direction the business should go or disagree on the interpretation of the governing document. As a result, one or more partners may:

  • Neglect their role
  • Steal from the company
  • Commit fraud
  • Engage in the conversion of partnership assets

In such instances, you need to act in the best interest of the company and the other partners. An Arizona business litigation attorney will help you manage the situation and prevent the partners from going against their fiduciary duties of care, good faith, and loyalty. Get in touch with us for practical legal assistance.

Payment Disputes

Payment disputes can arise with your supplier, vendor, customer, or borrower. Vendors or suppliers may cause harm to your business by:

  • Failing to deliver goods or services as specified
  • Delivering substandard goods or services
  • Failing to make payments

Your customers can also fail to pay for the goods and services, claiming the product or service did not meet their standard. In addition, borrowers can default on payments as agreed in the contract or promissory note. Speak to our experienced business litigation lawyer, who will help you collect all payments owed, whether in an alternative dispute resolution forum or court.

Class Actions

Class actions usually involve the business as defendants. These are cases where numerous plaintiffs claim to have been affected by the same wrongful action of the company. Common cases involve:

  • Employment practices
  • Product liability
  • Data breaches
  • Pollution

A class-action lawsuit does not automatically go to court because some individuals filed it. A judge must certify the class, which often fails to meet the standards. If someone files a class action against your business, Sorenson’s competent commercial litigation attorneys can help you fight the class certification and prevent the case from going to court.

Need a Tempe Business Litigation Attorney?

The Sorenson Law Firm is an excellent option for you. Our attorneys have a wealth of experience fighting for the rights of business owners in Tempe, Arizona. We represent our clients’ business in State Court, Superior Court, Federal District Court, The Arizona Court of Appeals, and arbitration hearings. We will strive to ensure you receive the most favorable legal outcome. Begin your legal process with us today.

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