Commercial Litigation

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The Downs Law Group is a premier law firm with extensive experience in commercial litigation. Our team of experienced lawyers specialize in handling complex commercial disputes and litigation matters for businesses of all sizes.

Disputes can arise in any business and can have significant consequences if not handled appropriately with an experience commercial litigation attorney. Our lawyers have a proven track record of successfully representing businesses in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and mediations. We strive to provide our clients with efficient and effective representation that is tailored to their specific commercial needs and objectives. We represent individuals, entities, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large corporations, across a wide range of industries.

We have more than 34 years of experience in healthcare, real estate, technology, construction, finance, and other industries. No matter the size or industry of your business, The Downs Law Group has the experience and knowledge to litigate even the most complex of commercial disputes.

Our experience includes business litigation, business torts, defamation including slander and libel claims, breach of contract, fraudulent transfer claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, unfair trade practices, and unjust enrichment.

Business Litigation

Our attorneys are highly skilled in handling disputes arising from all types of business transactions. We represent clients in complex business litigation involving breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference with business relationships, and unfair competition claims. We work closely with clients to understand their business objectives and develop a litigation strategy that is designed to achieve their specific goals. We strive to provide our clients with efficient and cost-effective representation, while also maintaining a focus on achieving a successful outcome.

Business Torts

Our lawyers have successfully represented clients in cases involving business torts, which are wrongful acts that cause economic harm to a business. We represent clients in cases involving interference with contracts or business relations, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition. Our attorneys understand the impact that business torts can have on a business, and we work tirelessly to protect our clients' rights and interests. We are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.

Defamation | Slander & Libel Claims

Defamation can have serious consequences for businesses, including damage to their reputation and loss of customers. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing businesses in cases involving defamation, including slander and libel claims. We understand the importance of protecting our clients' reputation and we work closely with clients to develop a litigation strategy that is designed to achieve their specific objectives.

Breach of Contract

Our team of attorneys has extensive experience representing businesses in breach of contract cases, which can have significant financial consequences for a business. We represent clients in cases involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, and other contract-related claims. Our lawyers understand the importance of contracts to businesses, and we work tirelessly to protect our clients' rights and interests.

Fraudulent Transfer Claims

Fraudulent transfer claims are often complex and require a thorough understanding of the law. Our team of attorneys has the experience and knowledge necessary to successfully represent clients in these cases. We represent clients in cases involving fraudulent transfer of assets to avoid paying debts or judgments, transfer of assets to a family member or insider to avoid creditors, and fraudulent transfer of assets in bankruptcy proceedings.

Shareholder & Partnership Disputes

Our lawyers have extensive experience representing businesses in shareholder and partnership disputes, which can threaten the stability and success of a business. We represent clients in cases involving breaches of fiduciary duty, shareholder oppression, and other shareholder and partnership-related claims. Our attorneys understand the importance of these relationships to businesses, and we work tirelessly to protect our clients' interests.

Unfair Trade Practices

Unfair trade practices can have serious consequences for businesses, including damage to their reputation and loss of customers. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing businesses in cases involving unfair trade practices, including false advertising, deceptive trade practices, and other unfair competition-related claims. We work closely with clients to develop a litigation strategy that is designed to protect their interests and achieve their objectives.

Unjust Enrichment

Our lawyers have extensive experience representing businesses in cases involving unjust enrichment. We represent clients in cases involving claims of unjust enrichment, quantum meruit, and other related claims. Our attorneys understand the importance of protecting our clients' rights and interests, and we work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome.

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"With over three decades of expertise in handling a diverse range of complex commercial disputes, we pride ourselves on our ability to craft tailored litigation strategies for businesses of all sizes. Our aim is to protect your interests, align our approach with your unique business objectives, and navigate the path to a positive outcome."

Scope of Legal Services

Do you have a business dispute The Downs Law Group can help litigate? Exclusively serving Florida, we represent individuals and their businesses who have fallen victim to the below:​

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Business Litigation:

Breach of contract cases,

Partnership disputes,

Employment disputes,

Shareholder disputes,

Non-compete and trade secret cases,

Intellectual property disputes,

Product liability cases,

& Antitrust cases.

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Business Torts:

Interference with contracts or business relations,

Trade secret misappropriation,

False advertising claims,

Defamation claims,

Fraudulent misrepresentation claims,

Unfair competition claims,

& Product disparagement claims.

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Defamation | Slander & Libel Claims:

False and malicious statements made about a business or its products,

Online defamation, including negative reviews and comments on social media,

Defamation by competitors or former employees,

Defamation in advertising or marketing materials,

& Defamation in the media.

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Breach of Contract:

Breach of employment contracts,

Breach of lease agreements,

Breach of construction contracts,

Breach of purchase or sale agreements,

Breach of partnership or shareholder agreements,

Breach of service agreements,

& Breach of supply or distribution agreements.

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Fraudulent Transfer Claims:

Fraudulent transfer of assets to avoid paying debts or judgments,

Transfer of assets to a family member or insider to avoid creditors,

Fraudulent transfer of assets in bankruptcy proceedings,

& Concealment or transfer of assets to avoid taxes.

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Shareholder & Partnership Disputes:

Breach of fiduciary duty claims

Shareholder oppression claims,

Minority shareholder disputes,

Partnership dissolution disputes,

Disputes over control of the business,

Disputes over distribution of profits,

& Shareholder derivative actions.

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Unfair Trade Practices:

False advertising claims,

Deceptive trade practices claims,

Misleading or fraudulent marketing claims,

Trade secret misappropriation,

Unfair competition claims,

Price fixing and other antitrust violations,

& False or misleading labeling.

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Unjust Enrichment:

Unjust enrichment claims arising from contract disputes,

Claims of implied contracts or quasi-contracts,

Quantum meruit claims for work performed or services rendered,

Claims for benefits conferred on another party,

& Claims for restitution of property or money unjustly taken.

We offer an initial case review to discuss your options

Commercial Litigation FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) of The Downs Law Group, your comprehensive resource for understanding our commercial litigation practices and procedures.

What types of commercial disputes do you handle?

We handle a wide range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference with business relationships, unfair competition, and other business-related claims.

How do you handle disputes arising from business contracts?

We have extensive experience representing businesses in contract disputes. We work closely with clients to understand the specific terms of their contracts and develop a litigation strategy that is designed to achieve their specific goals. We strive to provide our clients with efficient and cost-effective representation while also maintaining a focus on achieving a successful outcome.

What is a business tort?

A business tort is a wrongful act that causes economic harm to a business. Examples of business torts include interference with contracts or business relations, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition.

How can you help my business protect against unfair competition?

Our lawyers have extensive experience representing businesses in cases involving unfair competition, including false advertising, deceptive trade practices, and other unfair competition-related claims. We work closely with clients to develop a litigation strategy that is designed to protect their interests and achieve their objectives.

What is defamation, and how can you help my business protect against it?

Defamation is a false and harmful statement made about a business that can damage its reputation and cause financial harm. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing businesses in cases involving defamation, including slander and libel claims. We work closely with clients to develop a litigation strategy that is designed to protect their reputation and achieve their objectives.

What are fraudulent transfer claims, and how can you help my business if we are facing them?

Fraudulent transfer claims involve the transfer of assets to avoid paying debts or judgments. Our team of attorneys has the experience and knowledge necessary to successfully represent clients in these cases. We work closely with clients to develop a litigation strategy that is designed to achieve their specific goals.

What types of businesses do you represent in commercial litigation matters?

We represent businesses of all sizes, from entrepreneurs to large corporations, across a wide range of industries. We work with clients in the healthcare, real estate, technology, construction, finance, and other industries.

What should I do if my business is facing a commercial dispute?

If your business is facing a commercial dispute, it is important to seek the assistance of an experienced commercial litigation attorney. Our team of lawyers has the knowledge and expertise necessary to help your business navigate the legal system and achieve the best possible outcome.

How long does a commercial litigation case typically take to resolve?

The length of a commercial litigation case can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Some cases can be resolved quickly through settlement negotiations, while others may require a lengthy trial process. Our lawyers work closely with clients to develop a litigation strategy that is designed to achieve their specific goals as efficiently as possible.

What are the potential costs of a commercial litigation case?

The costs of a commercial litigation case can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Our lawyers strive to provide our clients with efficient and cost-effective representation while also maintaining a focus on achieving a successful outcome.

How can I schedule a consultation with a commercial litigation attorney at The Downs Law Group?

To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced commercial litigation attorneys, please contact our office by phone at (305) 444-8226 or complete the contact form below this page. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you schedule a consultation at a time that is convenient for you.