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Commercial Litigation Attorney in Gainesville, FL

Protect Your Business with the Help of a Skilled Attorney

Small businesses often have unique demands placed upon them as they're often run by people who do multiple jobs within the business. Carefully balancing need with cash flow is a way of life for small businesses, which is why they're often reluctant to engage a small business attorney until they absolutely need one. However, it's often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Having a business litigation attorney by your side can help swiftly resolve disputes or even prevent disputes from happening completely. In addition, when disputes do happen, familiarity with the business can help your small-business attorney handle it swiftly and with accurate well-timed advice.

Our commercial litigation services cover the full range of business litigation, ranging from customer disputes to breach of contracts. Whether you're running a small business that needs to protect itself or trying to get redress after a major dispute with a supplier or contractor, we can help with a wide range of attorney services in Gainesville, Florida.

Thomas Has Extensive Experience With:

Breaches of Contract

Contract breaches can lead to major disputes, regardless of who is at fault. Our breach of contract attorney services can help you settle the breach of contract, whether it's through negotiations, talking about your legal options and discussing the ideal route to take to ensure your business can move on.

Employment Disputes

Most businesses hire employees, and we can advise on the contracts they need to sign. If an employee raises a dispute, whether with you directly or via the state, we can help to apprise you of your legal options. In some cases, a settlement may be advisable, whereas, in others, we might suggest fighting it. We take into account the best interests of your business and give you complete advice.

Business Dissolutions

A business dissolution can happen for a number of reasons. It could be caused by a major life change, a buyout or disagreement among the owners. Either way, it requires careful handling, and our small-business attorney services help ensure you know the steps you have to take so that you can do it in a legally secure manner.

Interference With Business Relationship

This particular field is complex because it requires you to demonstrate that you had a business relationship, that another party knowingly and intentionally interfered with that relationship without authorization and that you were harmed as a result. Practical advice is required in this situation, and our Gainesville, Florida, business litigation attorneys can discuss the best path to take for your situation.

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Disputes Over Non-Compete Clauses

Historically, non-compete clauses may be difficult to enforce, which is why a binding non-compete clause requires a good attorney to draft. When a dispute over such a clause arises, we can advise and help you remedy the situation through negotiation and by exploring your legal options.

Franchise Issues

Franchises agreements often have strict terms and conditions and we can help you make sense of them. This ensures that you have a good idea of exactly what you're getting into and ensures that the disclosure document and the franchise agreements are entered into legally. There is an inherent imbalance of power between the franchisor and franchisee and if you are buying a franchise you need a good lawyer on your side.

Shareholder Issues

Shareholder rights are often an issue in closely held businesses. A cornerstone of business law, and our law office in Gainesville, Florida, will assure you get the legal representation you need. Power-sharing agreements and appointments are all areas that we cover, as are performance metrics and contracts. Well-drafted and considered agreements ensure everyone knows where they stand.

Partnership Disputes

A well-drafted partnership agreement can prevent disputes entirely by setting out what each person gets in the event a partnership dispute occurs. However, sometimes life changes and partnerships dissolve. If your partners are willing to dissolve your partnership in an amicable manner, it is possible to avoid court, but you still need an experienced attorney by your side to help you negotiate. If you are unable to resolve your dispute amicably we can help limit the damage and assure that you get fair treatment.

Debt Collection

Perhaps one of the more unfortunate costs of doing business is collecting debts from nonpaying customers. Our business litigation attorney services can help make the process run more smoothly by offering advice when it's needed and providing you with options that you can use. We help our clients collect payment in full when possible, and negotiate a satisfactory compromise if payment in full is not attainable. In either case, a well-timed letter from an attorney can help encourage people to pay up. If that fails, we talk you through other options so that you don't lose out on what is rightfully yours.

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Business & commercial disputes can take a toll on you and your business. They're costly and can make or break the company that you have worked so hard to build and expand in your community. With the help of an experienced commercial litigation attorney, you can be on the road toward a better future.

Call Attorney Thomas McDermott to schedule a free consultation at his office in Gainesville, Florida today.