Jacksonville Commercial and Business Litigation
Morgan & Morgan’s Business Trial Group attorneys are proud to provide contingency fee representation to clients who are involved in business disputes in Jacksonville, Florida, and its surrounding areas. Jacksonville’s thriving local economy provides an environment for many types of successful businesses, both large and small. Unfortunately, when disputes arise, businesses and individuals are forced to navigate the complex world of commercial litigation.
Our Jacksonville Business Trial Group handles a variety of types of commercial litigation cases, such as breach of contract, construction disputes, professional malpractice, shareholder and partnership disputes, investor fraud, infringement of intellectual property rights, and others.
By representing clients in these types of disputes on a contingency fee basis, Jacksonville Business Trial Group provides aggressive and efficient representation, and can level the playing field with larger, more well-funded opponents.
To contact our Jacksonville Business Trial Group, fill out our online case review form.
Business Litigation Cases We Handle
Our Business Trial Group attorneys handle a variety of types of business disputes in Jacksonville and its surrounding areas, and have recovered millions of dollars for clients in these types of cases. Disputes often arise because of disagreements over the terms of the contract, refusal by a party to perform or work called for in a contract, and number other circumstances. There are also times when a party in a business relationship violates a duty owed to a business partner or commits another type of wrongful act that injures another.
Breach of Contract and Business Torts
Some of the more common types of breach of contract and business tort disputes are:
- Breach of contract (partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, operating agreements, purchase/sale agreements, etc.)
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Fraud and negligent misrepresentation
- Civil theft and conversion
- Interference with a business or contractual relationship
- Misappropriation of corporate funds or trade secrets
Our Business Trial Group attorneys have won millions of dollars for clients by verdict and settlement in these types of cases. If you have been harmed by a breach of contract or business tort, contact one of our Jacksonville business litigation attorneys today for a free, no-obligation case review.
Whether you’re a property owner, contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or otherwise involved with a construction project, our attorneys can help you resolve disputes that occur in connection with public or private construction projects in the Jacksonville area. The types of construction claims we can help you with include:
- Construction defect claims (such as defective windows, roofing systems, and others)
- Construction delay and disruption claims
- Construction payment and lien foreclosure claims
- Warranty and contract claims
- Insurance coverage claims
- Malpractice claims (professional negligence) against design professionals
Our construction attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay your attorney only if they obtain a recovery for you. If you think you have a claim related to a construction dispute, contact one of our Jacksonville business litigation attorneys today for a free, no-obligation case review.
Real Estate Litigation
Real estate disputes can be complex and sometimes difficult to resolve. Our real estate litigation attorneys help sellers, brokers, developers, landlords, purchasers, and tenants in lawsuits involving real property. Some of the more common types of real estate cases our attorneys handle are:
- Breach of real estate purchase or sale agreement
- Real estate commission disputes
- Breach of lease
- Partnership and joint venture disputes
- Negligent design, planning, or construction
- Physical damage to real property
If you are in the midst of problem involving a real estate issue and need help, our office will be glad to talk to you about how we can help. Contact our office by filling out our free, no-obligation case review form.
Malpractice & Professional Liability
Business Trial Group attorneys have successfully represented clients who have been damaged by errors committed by professionals such as attorneys, accountants, engineers, architects, tax advisers, insurance agents, and others. When an individual or business turns to a professional for assistance, they have the right to receive services of a professional nature performed with the appropriate amount of care. Our Business Trial Group attorneys have handled negligence and malpractice claims against professionals for years, with the goals of recovering clients’ losses and holding professionals in Florida responsible and accountable for their actions. For example, attorneys can commit malpractice by failing to exercise sufficient care in handling your legal matter. Some common types of errors that can be legal malpractice are:
- Failing to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations of the state
- Missing a critical deadline
- Failing to provide candid or reasonable advice about a client’s case or a settlement
- Failing to notify a client of a conflict of interest
- Errors in forming a corporation, partnership, joint venture, or other entity
- Misusing a client’s funds in a trust account
Likewise, engineers, architects, and other design professionals can commit malpractice by:
- Failing to account for ordinances, code provisions, or regulatory requirements
- Failing to utilize proper care when designing a plan for site development or construction of a building
- Failing to conduct due diligence into a project with the proper level of care
- Failing to utilize proper care when advising a client on the prospects of real estate development
- Recommending a course of action that is not lawful or feasible
If you were a client of a professional who did not do their job, our Business Trial Group attorneys may be able to help. Contact our Jacksonville office for a free case review.
The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan’s Business Trial Group have extensive experience in representing both employers and employees in employment litigation disputes. We handle a variety of types of cases involving employers’ failure to pay compensation that is owed.
Although Florida is an “at will” state, employment contracts can create an exception to the “at will” rule and often provide that an employee may be terminated only under certain conditions. Moreover, employment contracts often establish an employee’s right to salary, commissions, severance, equity/shares, and other benefits that cannot be withheld simply because the employment relationship is terminated. Our Jacksonville lawyers can review the terms of your agreement and determine if your employer has violated its obligations so you can assess your legal options.
Our Jacksonville Business Trial Group attorneys also specialize in cases involving noncompete, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreement (NDA) clauses in contracts, and hold the person or entity accountable for breaking the terms of the contract and the damages they have caused.
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to worry about cumbersome by-the-hour payments. Contact our Jacksonville office for more information on whether pursuing employment litigation is the right option for you.
Investment Losses and Securities Fraud
If you are an investor and you suspect that your investment was compromised due to the negligent or fraudulent actions of a stockbroker, investment adviser, or other financial professional, our Jacksonville attorneys may be able to help. Our attorneys have helped clients resolve disputes arising from securities fraud, breaching fiduciary duties, unauthorized trading, churning, manipulating brokerage accounts, and others. Many cases involving stockbroker or financial adviser misconduct are brought through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration process. When hiring an attorney to represent you, it is important to ensure that your attorney is well versed in the FINRA process and rules. The Business Trial Group has represented numerous clients before FINRA and has extensive experience recovering investment losses for its clients. Contact our Jacksonville office to learn more.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Our Business Trial Group also handles cases regarding infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property rights such as trademarks, copyrights, patent rights, trade secrets, and others. Our attorneys are experienced in navigating the complex world of intellectual property litigation and may be able to help you in recovering losses suffered from infringement or misappropriation of your intellectual property rights. These cases often involve: 1. Infringement of trademarks, copyrights, or patents 2. Misappropriation of trade secrets, likeness, corporate images, or names 3. Unfair and deceptive business tactics and unfair competition 5. Online trademark infringement (domains, cybersquatting, etc.) Regardless of whether you are a business or an individual, our Jacksonville office can look at any claim regarding intellectual property infringement and determine whether we can help recover your losses. Contact us if you want to learn more about whether we can help with your intellectual property dispute.
Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
Shareholders and partners who invest time and money into a business deserve to have their rights upheld. That’s why our Business Trial Group attorneys have represented victims of shareholder and partnership violations to recover their losses. Our firm has handled many kinds of shareholder and partnership disputes, including:
- Breaches of fiduciary duty
- Violations of partnership or operating agreements
- Management self-dealing
- Mishandling of assets, theft, and embezzlement
- Breach of noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements
- Minority shareholder oppression
- Judicial dissolution of a company
If you are currently involved in a dispute with business partners, the Business Trial Group can help. To learn more about what legal options you have as a shareholder or business partner, contact our Business Trial Group for a free case evaluation.
Trust and Estate Litigation
If you are not receiving compensation that you are eligible for through an inheritance, the Business Trial Group may be able to help. Inheritance matters are often difficult to tackle, especially since you may be struggling with the loss of your loved one. Whether it's money, personal property, or real estate, our attorneys can help you fight for what is truly yours.
The Business Trial Group’s attorneys often represent beneficiaries in suits against trustees for mismanagement of assets and breaches of fiduciary duties. Fiduciaries such as trustees, guardians, or personal representatives must act within the strict rules and standards established by the law. Those who willfully break these requirements can be subject to lawsuits to compensate victims for their financial losses.
Our attorneys also regularly handle lawsuits regarding the use of undue influence to wrongfully receive money or property, or cases that involve a will or trust that has been wrongfully changed or is being disregarded.
To find out more about how our Jacksonville attorneys can help you, contact us today by filling out our free, no-obligation case review form.
Why Our Contingency Fee Model Makes Sense
What sets us apart from other business law firms is the fact we never charge our clients hourly attorney fees, and we get paid only if and when our clients get paid. Our Jacksonville Business Trial Group attorneys work on a contingency fee (success fee) basis, so you will not pay any attorney fees unless we recover money for you, and any fees will be paid solely from the recovery in your case.
This contingency fee model has tremendous advantages over traditional hourly billing, which can be prohibitively expensive for small businesses and individuals, often preventing them from seeking legal recourse through litigation. We believe that businesses and individuals should have access to justice, regardless of whether they are able to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in upfront legal fees.
Jacksonville Business Attorneys Are Here to Help
Morgan & Morgan’s Business Trial Group serves businesses and individuals throughout Florida, regardless of size or financial strength. Our team of talented business litigation attorneys can tackle almost any type of commercial dispute, with the sole focus of winning your lawsuit. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our clients through settlements and jury verdicts.
To find out about how our Business Trial Group commercial attorneys may be able to assist you or your business, contact our Jacksonville office by filling out our free, no-obligation case review form.