Commercial and Civil Litigation

Commercial and Civil Litigation

Burns & Schultz has developed an impressive record of success in representing its clients in commercial litigation cases.

Business litigation

Disputes between businesses are common and can involve both breach of contract claims, business torts, such as unfair competition and business practices, and fraud.  These cases are often quite significant in terms of the amount of dollars at issue and the detrimental effect on the business involved in the litigation.  In some cases, the survival of the business depends on the outcome of a business dispute. Burns & Schultz lawyers have been involved in many commercial disputes that involved the well-being and survival of our client.  We know how to handle these cases, from the time a lawsuit is contemplated to negotiating over a resolution.

Contract disputes 

Just because parties put their agreement in writing does not mean that there will not be a dispute about the contract.  We have extensive experience in disputes over the interpretation of written contracts.  We can also advise you before a dispute arises as to your rights and obligations under a contract.

Business torts and unfair business practices

Common types of business tort litigation include fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of employee non-disclosure agreements, non-competition or non-solicitation agreements, unfair business practices, unfair competition, theft of intellectual property, tortuous interference with contract, conversion, and misrepresentation.  We have successfully handled numerous cases involving business tort claims.

We handle the following types of commercial and civil litigation cases: 

  • Business litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Business torts
  • Trade secrets and unfair business practices
  • Real estate and commercial lease disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Class action litigation
  • Fraud
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Tax assessment disputes
  • Estate litigation
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices litigation
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Insurance defense
  • False Claims Act