Los Angeles Lawyers Resolving Business Disputes in California
Helping you settle commercial disputes and focus on the future
At some point, every business faces a legal dispute. Even if the problem is simple, the ramifications can greatly affect your business. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can settle your disputes and get back to running your company. At Lurie & Seltzer, we are dedicated to resolving business disputes for clients in Los Angeles and throughout California. We are experienced in all areas of business law, and we use that knowledge to benefit you. Whether your case can be resolved through collaborative means or litigation is the best solution, we are prepared to help you.
What are the most common types of business disputes?
Disputes can arise in many different ways in a business setting. Some of the most common cases we handle include:
- Breach of contract — When one party to a contract fails to uphold their obligations, a breach has occurred. We can represent you in both material and anticipatory breach of contract cases.
- Business fraud and other wrongful conduct — We can defend you against charges of breach of fiduciary duty, violations of noncompete agreements, misrepresentation and deceptive trade practices.
- Shareholder disputes — Conflicts between shareholders can disrupt the way a business is run. We work to resolve these issues efficiently so you can focus on growing your company.
- Partnership disputes — When a disagreement arises between business partners, it is essential to resolve it quickly and collaboratively so you can continue working together in the future.
- Employment disputes — Handling a dispute involving an employee is sensitive. We can help you manage allegations of harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination.
- Sale of business disputes — Selling a business can be complicated. If financial or real estate issues arise, we can help.
- Corporate governance disputes — We can represent you in conflicts involving shareholders, the company’s board, senior management and other important parties.
- Unfair competition — If a former employee violates a noncompete agreement or misappropriates trade secrets and confidential information, we can file suit on your behalf.
- Securities litigation — We have the skill to handle the most complex securities issues, including investment fraud.
- Business torts — Our firm can defend you in disputes involving fraud, misrepresentation, failure to disclose, antitrust, false advertising and defamation.
- Business litigation appeals — If your cases goes to trial and do not receive a fair result, we can help you appeal your case.
No matter your business dispute, our attorneys have the experience and skill to represent you.
Methods for resolving your dispute
When dealing with a business conflict, your goal is to settle the issue efficiently and favorably so you can continue to focus on your success. There are three main methods for resolving a business dispute::
- Mediation — In mediation, a neutral mediator facilitates a conversation between the dissenting parties until they can come to an agreement. The result of these meetings is not binding, and the parties still have the option of continuing with litigation.
- Arbitration — In this process, a neutral arbitrator listens to the arguments of both sides and comes to a final decision. Usually, this decision is binding and cannot be appealed in court.
- Litigation — If neither mediation or arbitration work for you, your next option is litigation. This is a more contentious, expensive and time-consuming process that involves going to court to settle your dispute.
All three of these methods have their advantages and disadvantages. Our attorneys can help you determine which process is the most suitable for your situation.
When a dispute arises, get help from our Los Angeles business law firm
If you are dealing with a business conflict, you need to be represented by an attorney you can trust to resolve your dispute effectively. Call Lurie & Seltzer at 424-256-0459 or contact us online today to speak to an experienced lawyer in Los Angeles, California.