Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Our Litigation Attorneys Can Help You Effectively Resolve Your Business Disputes

The business litigation attorneys at Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene help companies and individuals efficiently manage and resolve a wide range of legal disputes.  We encourage utilization of alternative dispute resolution options such as arbitration and mediation where our proven and creative negotiation skills assist in finding pathways to early dispute resolution.  We believe full-blown litigation should be a last resort to resolving business disputes.  

When pre-suit resolution cannot be found, we turn to our combined decades of litigation success in the courtroom for both plaintiffs and defendants.  We believe in aggressively, yet strategically, litigating disputes in the context of each client’s unique cost-benefit landscape and working collaboratively with clients to develop powerful litigation strategies to achieve the greatest likelihood of success.  

Comprehensive Litigation and Dispute Resolution Services

Legal issues and disputes can arise from a wide range of business activities, including entity inception, asset and inventory acquisition, debt management, vendor and customer disputes, ongoing partnership relations, business conclusion, and clashes with competitors.

Contract Enforcement and Defense

Contracts are binding legal agreements that identify the specific terms of a relationship between two or more parties.  A breach of contract is a legal claim where one party to the agreement alleges that another has violated terms of the deal and damages have been incurred as a result. 

Business Torts

Businesses and their owners are subject to bringing or defending against non-contractual claims for relief. Business torts like interference with a contract or business expectancy, fraud, and trade secret misappropriation are included as business torts that impose obligations on businesses to operate fairly.


Fraud is a type of claim involving an allegation of intentional deception to secure something of value. A fraud claim is a powerful tool for a business to employ to recover damages where a former business partner or competitor has misrepresented important information without which the business would have taken an alternate path.

Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

Many businesses’ most valuable assets include its trade secret-protected confidential, technical, or financial information.  A trade secret misappropriation claim is brought to recover financial damages and injunctive relief where current or former employees, business partners, or competitors have acquired or disclosed the trade secret without authorization.

Unfair Trade Practices

Businesses are prohibited from engaging in unfair or deceptive practices that harm consumers and undermine open competition.   

Shareholder Disputes, Breach of Fiduciary Duty

A company’s officers and directors owe a general duty of care and other specific fiduciary duties to the company and its shareholders. These duties require the officers and directors to operate in the best interest of the business and bar them from self-dealing and conflicts of interest that put their individual objectives above those of the business.

Other Business Disputes

Our Florida business litigation attorneys have significant experience advising clients in a wide range of other matters, including:

  • Defamation and slander 
  • Negligence
  • Civil conspiracy
  • Real estate disputes
  • Restrictive covenants and unfair competition
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Civil theft

It is important to spot potential disputes and legal issues as early as possible.