It can happen to any company. While operating a business, a dispute arises. It can come from a disgruntled employee performing in a way that negatively impacts the company, or shareholders filing a civil suit against the board of directors. The examples are numerous and specific to each individual business. If this type of situation occurs, it is imperative to consult with an experienced business litigation lawyer who can address it quickly and effectively. Lagomarsino Law’s business litigation team can help your company, employees and investors resolve any conflicts that you may encounter.
When your business is in a dispute with an employee or shareholder and needs to bring legal action in order to protect both the business and assets, or someone threatens legal action against your business, the right business litigation strategy makes a tremendous difference. The business attorneys of Lagomarsino Law have years of experience and a long record of success in this field, ensuring each individual case comes to a swift and successful resolution, with little to no disruption in the underlying day-to-day business operations.
Our clients vary, from small family-owned operations to partnerships, as well as larger corporations. Regardless of the size of your business and situation, our team offers the knowledge, experience and resources to get your business the best possible results. We work in many areas of business litigation, including but not limited to the following:
- Contract Disputes: When entering into a contract, a business makes a legally enforceable agreement to either do, or not do something. For example, it can be an agreement to purchase or sell goods, pay the rent on office space, or lease equipment. The failure to deliver on this agreement is considered a breach of contract, and subject to legal action.
- Non-Competition and Non-Disclosure Agreements: In some cases, an employer will require some or all employees to sign non-competition and non-disclosure agreements as a condition of employment. A non-compete agreement keeps an employee from accepting a job from a competitor. They have a limited duration and scope. A non-disclosure agreement prohibits an employee to share specific confidential information that is vital to the business. When an employee breaks one of these agreements, it can have serious consequences for the business. Companies can bring suit against an employee who signs and violates either of these agreements.
- Trademark and Copyright Protection: Trademarks (phrases and logos specific to the company), patents (product designs) and copyrights (original works) are vital parts of a company, and infringement can pose a serious threat to a business.
- Shareholder Disputes: A corporation’s board of directors is elected by the shareholders. The directors are then able to set corporation bylaws, elect officers and supervise the corporation. As such, conflicts may ensue when majority shareholders often suppress the minority by refusing to declare dividends, reducing profits, and issuing more stock.
For more information about business litigation or business law cases, call us at 702-383-2864 or fill out an online contact form.