The business law practice division at Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC includes representing business owners and entities in litigation of disputes that arise in the course of business, or regarding ownership and control of the business itself.
Even with the most careful planning and attention paid to every possible transaction, contract and legal disputes are a fact of business life that can never be completely avoided. When they do arise, these disputes must be addressed and handled expertly and efficiently. Not only can a contract dispute or other legal action seriously threaten a company's existence, but the process of resolving the dispute itself can be damaging, draining company financial resources and diverting the attention of supervisors, managers, and business owners away from the core operations of the company as they contend with the dispute.
When a problem does arise, our experienced trial lawyers are ready to step in to resolve the dispute through informal means such as negotiation, mediation or arbitration, or to proceed with litigation in court if necessary to protect our client's interests. Our attorneys are prepared to litigate a breach of contract or other matter across the spectrum of business interests, including:
- Buying or selling equipment
- Leasing commercial property
- Contracts with vendors, suppliers, or customers
- Employment agreements, including covenants not to compete, protection of trade secrets, and claims of wrongful termination
We also litigate disputes pertaining directly to the business entities themselves, such as
- Shareholder disputes
- Minority shareholder freezeouts and squeezeouts
- Partnership and joint venture disputes
- Business dissolutions
Not all business disputes are contract-based. There is an entire class of business torts or wrongs that must often be redressed through civil litigation, such as embezzlement, fraud, and deceptive and unfair business practices. Regardless of the basis of the dispute, our attorneys are ready and able to represent the interests of the business client capably and effectively.