Atlanta Commercial and Business Litigation
For over 30 years, Morgan & Morgan has helped clients recover billions of dollars in damages. The Business Trial Group was created to extend these benefits to individuals dealing with complex, high-stakes business lawsuits. With an office in the heart of Atlanta, our commercial litigation attorneys can meet with you and discuss how we can help you deal with your business or investment dispute.
Our experienced business attorneys have been recognized as Best Lawyers in America, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent, and by the National Law Journal as America’s Elite Trial Lawyers. The true measure of our success, however, has been the tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements we have achieved for our clients.
If you’re in the Atlanta area, contact our business litigation lawyers for a no-obligation case review. You can call us at 404-965-8811 or fill out our free case review form.
What Business Litigation Cases Do We Handle?
Breach of Contract and Business Torts
Our Atlanta business lawyers regularly represent clients who have suffered losses due to a wide variety of contract disputes and business torts. Employment agreements, commercial leases, business sales, collecting debts and promissory notes, and other types of agreements can easily result in a claim for breach of contract. No industry is a stranger to these types of claims.
Our experienced Atlanta contract attorneys have helped hundreds of business and individuals in an array of industries navigate complex contract litigation. Depending on the facts of your case and the terms of your contract, our business lawyers can pursue claims for monetary damages and equitable relief, including compensatory damages, liquidated damages, specific performance, rescission, and attorney fees and costs. Many contract lawsuits also involve claims for breach of fiduciary duty.
A fiduciary relationship can exist whenever a person acts for the benefit of, or gives advice to, another person within the scope of their relationship. A breach of fiduciary duty is type of business torts claim; other such claims that we routinely handle include:
- Fraud and negligent misrepresentation conspiracy
- Defamation, libel, or slander
- Civil theft and conversion
- Unfair and deceptive trade practices
- Tortious interference with a business or contractual relationship
Our experienced Atlanta construction attorneys represent contractors, owners, suppliers, and designers in a variety of construction lawsuits. For individuals and small businesses embroiled in construction litigation cases, our contingency fee model allows you to stay in the fight instead of being overwhelmed by a wealthier company with more resources.
Construction litigation is a large umbrella that contains many types of potential cases, including:
- Construction defects
- Malpractice by a designer, engineer, or architect
- Breach of contract and warranties
- Payment and performance bond claims
- Construction delays and disruptions
- Product deficiencies
Our Atlanta construction lawyers have handled these and many other types of construction disputes, recovering multiple million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Because construction law involves specific statutes and legal claims, the Business Trial Group has attorneys who specialize in contraction litigation.
The Business Trial Group’s Atlanta employment lawyers have extensive experience handling disputes on behalf of individuals and businesses. Employment disputes often involve failure to compensate an employee, or perhaps a breach of noncompete, nonsolicitation, or nondisclosure agreements (NDA).
Moreover, employment contracts often establish an employee’s right to salary, commissions, severance, equity/shares, or other benefits that cannot be withheld simply because the relationship is terminated. Our employment attorneys handle all manner of employment cases. Because our Atlanta employment lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, employees and small businesses don’t have to worry about being out-resourced in a lawsuit. If you have a case, we make sure it gets heard on the merits.
Intellectual Property Litigation
The Business Trial Group’s Atlanta intellectual property attorneys represent clients in cases involving patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, as well as claims for misappropriation of trade secrets.
We are experienced at handling complex intellectual property lawsuits to protect our clients’ proprietary information. Our Atlanta intellectual property lawyers also regularly handle claims involving:
- False advertising
- Misappropriation of trade secrets
- Online trademark infringement (cybersquatting, domain names, unfair trademark use in pay-per-click advertising)
- Misappropriation of likeness, including corporate names and images
- Unfair or deceptive business practices and compensation
Victims of intellectual property infringement or related misconduct should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Our lawyers specialize in cases like these and can help you recover damages for lost profits, royalty payments, and, in some circumstances, treble (triple) damages.
Investment Losses and Securities Fraud
The Business Trial Group’s Atlanta securities attorneys represent investors and shareholders who have been damaged due to the negligence and fraud of stockbrokers, advisers, and other professionals in the world of finance. We’ve helped clients file securities lawsuits for various forms of misconduct, including breaches of fiduciary duties, unauthorized trading, unsuitable investments, churning of brokerage accounts, margin claims, and securities fraud.
Our Atlanta securities fraud attorneys have specialized experience, which is necessary for complex financial disputes. Usually, cases involving fraud and misconduct by a financial adviser or stockbroker are brought through the arbitration process of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). At the Business Trial Group, we employ attorneys well versed in the ins and outs of FINRA’s rules, which allows our clients to recover the financial losses they have suffered due to investment mismanagement.
Legal Malpractice and Professional Liability
Our Atlanta legal malpractice and professional liability attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for clients who have been damaged by the errors of their attorneys, accountants, and insurance brokers. An attorney commits legal malpractice by failing to exercise due care in handling your case or legal matter, resulting in substantial harm. Examples of legal malpractice include:
- Failure to file lawsuits within the applicable statute of limitations
- Drafting errors/negligence in documents and contracts
- Failure to notify a client of a conflict of interest
- Unauthorized settlements
- Failure to follow a client’s instructions
- Errors occurring when forming a corporation or partnership
In addition to legal malpractice, our Atlanta lawyers often deal with the malpractice of accountants and insurance agents. These types of malpractice stem from negligence or intentional fraud that causes financial damages. For instance, an accountant’s failure to act competently and properly audit financials can result in severe economic damages to an investor.
An insurance agent’s failure to properly evaluate a client’s needs can result in insufficient coverage. In these cases, it is of the utmost importance to have an attorney on your side with the specialized experience of our Atlanta insurance agent and accountant malpractice lawyers to help prosecute these claims and recover your losses. If you feel you have been damaged by the malpractice of an attorney, accountant, or insurance agent, contact our Atlanta business attorneys today to discuss your case.
Real Estate Litigation
Our accomplished Atlanta real estate attorneys represent purchasers, sellers, brokers, developers, appraisers, landowners, and tenants throughout Georgia. We have won settlements and verdicts worth millions for their clients in a wide range of real estate disputes, including:
- Breach of a real estate purchase or sale agreement
- Wrongful conduct by a real estate agent or broker
- Failure to disclose latent defects in real estate transactions
- Residential and commercial real estate commission disputes
- Breach of commercial leases
- Landlord-tenant disputes
Contact our Atlanta real estate attorneys today to discuss your claim.
Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
Our Atlanta shareholder and partnership attorneys are experienced at litigating disputes spanning a wide range of industries. We often handle cases involving real estate partnerships, medical partnerships, accountant partnerships, law firm partnerships, and more. Our Atlanta corporate lawyers routinely deal with claims such as:
- Violations of partnership agreements, operating agreements, or bylaws
- Breach of noncompete, nonsolicitation, and trade secret agreements
- Embezzlement and misappropriation of assets
- Inappropriate management compensation and self-dealing
- Negligent management
- Breaches of fiduciary duties
In addition to these disputes, our Atlanta business attorneys prosecute claims for shareholders and minority owners who have been oppressed in ways that harm the client and/or the corporation. Whether you’re a partner involved in a dispute or a shareholder being undermined, our business lawyers have the unique, distinct experience that suits your case.
Trust & Estate Litigation
Our Atlanta trust and estate litigation attorneys assist individuals who are being wrongfully denied their inheritances. This includes money, personal property, real estate, or anything else mentioned in a trust or will. If you have been unfairly denied your inheritance or have been the victim of trust and estate fraud, you could be owed compensation under the law.
Trust and estate lawsuits our Atlanta probate lawyers handle involve breaches of fiduciary duties, fraud, asset mismanagement, undue influence, and more. Those who willfully break trust requirements or fail to act up to the law’s standard of trust ethics can be subject to lawsuits to compensate victims for their financial losses.
Contingency Fee Business Litigation
The Business Trial Group believes you should not be denied your chance to recover losses simply because you do not have the financial means to pay hourly legal fees. That is why we don’t charge such fees at all. We get a fee only if we successfully resolve your case.
This way, our cases are decided by the merits — and not by who has the biggest legal budget. Individuals and small businesses have difficulty competing with the seemingly endless resources of bigger companies and corporations, but without the concern of upfront legal fees, you have the chance to recover your losses without being forced to accept a lower settlement than you deserve.
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