Commercial litigation is a broad term used to describe any dispute between businesses or an individual and a business. If the parties cannot settle a dispute on their own, they may turn to litigation to solve their business controversy.
If a business or individual has breached their contract with you, one of your business partners is treating you unfairly, or you have been defrauded, then you may be able to seek relief in a court of law. Commercial litigation might arise from the breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, non-compete agreement disputes, civil theft, shareholder disputes, intentional interference with a business relationship, violations of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, civil RICO actions, and/or business dissolutions.
If you have a business dispute and are thinking about litigation, there are factors you should consider before filing a claim with the court. We encourage you to speak with an attorney at Manuel & Thompson to discuss your possible claim and weigh your options. Our team of experienced attorneys will guide you through every phase of litigation — from the initial consultation through trial. Law firms have traditionally charged clients by the hour for commercial litigation, but when possible, Manuel & Thompson prefers to represent clients on a contingency fee, which means that you do not owe us anything unless you are successful. This allows individuals and businesses who would otherwise not be able to afford a lawyer to have access to justice. The contingency fee arrangement aligns the interest of lawyer and client and helps to resolve matters efficiently and rapidly.
If you have a case involving commercial litigation, contact the team of Manuel & Thompson at our offices in Panama City, Marianna, or Bonifay to set up a free consultation. Call us directly at (850) 785-5555, or 1-800-832-7225.