Business Dispute and Employment Litigation
A boutique law firm handling complex litigation involving real estate, regulated industries and professions, contractual and transactional litigation, business and employment matters.
We represent business owners in disputes with other business, as well as internal disputes between investors. Such disputes include breach of contract, non-compete provisions, employment disputes, investment disputes, securities claims and fraud claims.
We handle these matters both offensively and defensively, and have represented IT staffing companies, engineering firms, technology companies, restaurant owners, furniture companies, cannabis collectives/corporations and health care providers. In addition to litigating these matters in the courts, we have substantial experience mediating and arbitrating these claims, to obtain a cost-effective solutions for the benefit of the client.
We represent private individuals and businesses (including both for profit and nonprofit entities) in complex business disputes, including commercial contract and real estate disputes, employment law disputes including defamation, breach of employment contracts, employment related claims under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and related state law claims, termination of employment disputes, shareholder, and partnership disputes, actions for accounting and other business matters.
If you are looking for commercial litigation business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Barbara depend on, you may want to speak to Russell Goodrow at the Goodrow Law Office. Our firm has years of experience helping companies with various commercial litigation issues, like partnership disputes and shareholder issues. When you set up a consultation with a lawyer from our firm, we may ask you several questions to better understand your case and then determine the best way to proceed.
Common Types of Commercial Litigation Issues
No matter what type of business you own, there may come a time when another person or entity threatens your company’s reputation or finances. Dealing with a situation like this is never pleasant and may require professional assistance. The staff at Goodrow Law Office will help protect your rights and build a strong case against the defendant. Let’s take a look at the common types of commercial litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Barbara County.
If a person or business signs a contract with your company but fails to fulfill certain obligations of that contract, you have a right to initiate commercial litigation and bring a lawsuit against the wrongdoers. San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Barbara County businesses pursue these lawsuits and a lawyer will help you recover damages from a breach of contract, like nominal and punitive damages. San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Barbara County commercial litigation includes disputes over contracts regarding the sale of goods, service contracts, and distribution contracts. Whatever type of contract dispute your company is facing, Goodrow Law Office is here to help.
Commercial litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Barbara County that businesses rely and count on may also be necessary in a partnership dispute. These disputes occur when individuals who do business together want to part ways because of different goals. If you work with an experienced lawyer like Russell Goodrow, he will help you obtain a fair settlement and ensure you do not get taken advantage of. Commercial litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Barbara County involves companies’ trust to negotiate disputes between principals of all varied types of partnerships, including LLCs, closely held entities, board of directors, and venture capitalists. A commercial litigation attorney may also assist if there is a breach of fiduciary duty because one partner has violated his or her obligation to the company.
There are several areas where a business can be vulnerable to fraud. If this happens to your company, it may become necessary to initiate commercial litigation with a law firm that San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Barbara County clients depend on. Business fraud occurs whenever an individual or other entity uses deceit to gain something of value from a business. This can be done by intentional misrepresentation, omission of facts, or creating a fraudulent promissory.