The CMGPA business and commercial litigation division handles an extensive and varied array of matters at the administrative and trial levels, in both State and Federal Courts. CMGPA is particularly adept at handling complex business cases.
We routinely counsel clients on business matters so they can avoid litigation, and anticipate and resolve disputes before they erupt. However, when litigation is unavoidable, we have a wealth of experience which we draw upon to assist our clients. Among the many commercial matters that we have handled on a frequent basis are:
- Business Disputes between competitors
- Breach of Contract
- Claims of Business Related Fraud
- Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Claims
- Civil RICO
- Civil Theft
- Trade Secret Litigation
- Partnership, Limited Liability Company, and Shareholder Disputes
- Professional Malpractice
- Securities Litigation
- Employee Malfeasance, such as the misappropriation of proprietary information and unlawful competition
Business litigation is never simple, and never comfortable. In some cases, particularly disputes involving closely-held companies, lawsuits can degenerate into unreasonable and meaningless battles. One of our roles as a counselor to those involved in business disputes is to help our clients formulate reasonable goals and maintain their focus so that their emotions do not override their reason.
Complex business disputes can involve multiple parties, counterclaims, cross claims, and related claims in litigation pending in other federal or state courts. In addition to being emotionally draining, business disputes involving securities, business torts, trade secrets, employee theft, unlawful competition, and the like can tax company resources to their limit. It is, therefore, important to retain sophisticated counsel with experience in business disputes so that you can discuss and determine your goal(s) and strategies before undertaking the prosecution or defense of a business related claim. In addition to being able to wade through the morass of procedural rules and regulations, experienced business litigation counsel will help you see the “bigger picture” and the often unforeseen adverse effects that can result, for example, if you engage in a discovery battle which reveals confidential information that could undermine your business.
At CMGPA, we hope for the best but plan for the worst. Anticipating the otherwise unforeseen can bring great rewards and help avoid great tragedies. Sometimes it is better to lose a battle so that you can still win the war.
Complex Corporate & Business Litigation
We routinely handle cases involving breach of contract, business torts, shareholder disputes, employment matters, civil RICO actions, business fraud, shareholder derivative suits, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, and other corporate and business matters.
We handle securities fraud cases involving private parties and also defend actions brought by the Securities Exchange Commission, Commodities Futures Trading Commissions, and State agencies.
Trade Secrets Litigation
We routinely handle cases involving alleged thefts or other dissipation of trade secrets by employees and others.
We defend and prosecute cases involving violations of covenants not to compete, theft of confidential and proprietary materials, and other violations of fiduciary responsibilities by former employees, as well as breaches of employment contracts.
Probate & Guardianship Litigation
We have represented clients in a variety of probate and guardianship matters.
Landlord & Tenant Disputes
We represent residential and commercial landlords in a wide variety of matters, including evictions and disputes over the breach and interpretation of lease provisions.
We provide business counseling with respect to actual, threatened, and prospective litigation in a variety of circumstances to help companies and individuals limit their potential liability, risk, and expense.