Even in the most heated business disputes, litigation is rarely the first resort when it comes to finding a solution. However, sometimes commercial litigation is unavoidable. Whether you are facing a lawsuit or someone has infringed on your company’s rights, our lawyers are ready to offer invaluable assistance and guidance to you.
A commercial litigation lawyer from our firm can help you develop strategies for before and after filing such a lawsuit on Long Island and represent your interests in seeking fair results. If you like what you hear during our free initial consultation, we can start building your case right away.
Our Firm Can Represent You in a Variety of Business Disputes
Many different factors go into building a successful business, from hiring employees and contracting workers to copyrighting intellectual property and drawing up contracts. Due to these many components, there are several ways another individual or entity could cause harm to your business.
At Morelli Law Firm, we offer our services to companies of all sizes in order to help them navigate disputes with other parties while minimizing the financial impact as much as possible. Explore some of the areas we can assist you with below:
Breach of Contract
Businesses will always get into contracts, which makes a breach of contract almost inescapable. If one or more parties have failed to perform their duties and responsibilities as agreed upon within a contract, you may sue them for breach of contract.
Our commercial litigation attorneys will handle all aspects of your breach of contract litigation in pursuit of compensation for the financial harm that you suffered. Compensation that you may recover includes:
- Compensatory damages
- Liquidated damages
- Specific performance
- Attorney fees and costs
Breach of Confidentiality
A breach of confidentiality is a failure to keep information and data provided to you by your clients or customers confidential. For instance, when a company discloses credit card and contact information to a third party without the customer’s consent, it’s a breach of confidentiality.
The victims of a breach of confidentiality may file a lawsuit in a bid to seek emergency relief for any resulting harm, such as identity or credit card theft.
Breach of Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Covenants
In an industry where customer lists are vital, a company will do all it can to prevent a competitor from sourcing its employees. Thus, many companies enforce non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. A non-compete agreement prevents a former employee from competing against a former employer for a certain period of time.
A non-solicitation agreement, on the other hand, seeks to bar an employee from soliciting their former clients. This approach is less restrictive than a non-compete agreement because the employee is allowed to work in the same industry and within the same geographical area.
Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
Trade secrets are undoubtedly vital to business success. A business will often strive to protect the information that provides an edge over its competitors. Should someone disclose this information, the victim could seek financial remedies, but only through timely litigation.
Intellectual Property Infringement
Trademarks, patents, and copyrights are among the most valuable assets of a company. Unlike trade secrets, patents and trademarks require public disclosure. When someone uses a similar trademark or a patented invention without a license, the company may suffer substantial financial harm, which would call for federal litigation.
Our intellectual property lawyers can handle claims involving:
- Trade dress infringement
- False advertisements
- Online trademark infringement
- Misappropriation of likeness, corporate names, and images
You can access more information on exactly what qualifies as copywritten material through the U.S. Copyright Office.
Commercial fraud refers to situations where a company or individual gains at the expense of another following a negligent or dishonest act. A company alleging fraud may suffer serious damages. Fortunately, working with a lawyer from our team can help you develop a case and pursue remedies for any losses.
Shareholder and Partner Disputes
Legal conflicts in a company are likely to occur when multiple parties are trying to steer the direction of the business. Such disputes often necessitate legal actions, and when the situation is complex, a litigator can help handle these disputes. Some common partnership and shareholder disputes include:
- Violations of agreements or bylaws
- Breaches of fiduciary duty
- Ownership and management conflict
- Inappropriate executive compensation
- Negligent or self-dealing management
- Misappropriation of assets and corporate theft
Our team is ready to hear about your business dispute and help you explore your legal options for remedying the situation, whether that means entering meditation or heading to court.
We Can Help You Negotiate a Resolution Without Ever Seeing the Inside of a Courtroom
It is often in the best interests of both parties involved to avoid the burdens of litigation. Even if you have higher chances of winning, the costs associated with a legal case can strain your business. The American Bar Association (ABA) notes that disputing parties usually find a way of agreeing to an amicable solution before going through a trial.
In many cases, businesses will seek an out-of-court resolution. An attorney from our firm can represent you in these negotiations and advise you of if and when further action may be necessary.
If your company is being sued, you must face the issue head-on and fight as hard as you can to get the most favorable outcome. In circumstances in which your company’s rights are under fire, taking the dispute to court may provide an alternative option. Either way, our goal is to use the legal system to protect your rights and the interest of your business and minimize the risks of litigation.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
At Morelli Law Firm, our attorneys work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning that we do not charge you any upfront fee nor hourly fees. We will receive our payment only if we successfully recover your damages in your commercial litigation case. We protect our clients from accepting settlements that fail to cover their needs for the sake of expediency. Our scope of commercial litigation includes but is not limited to:
- Real estate
Contact the Attorneys at Morelli Law Firm for Help Today
Commercial litigation cases are often multifaceted and thus complex to handle. For that reason, you may benefit from hiring a lawyer from our firm to give you the representation that you deserve in your Long Island case.
Our legal team can guide you through the legal challenges you are facing and protect your business. Call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800 for a free case review.