Miami Business Dispute Lawyers
Helping Clients Navigate Business Litigation in South Florida
Business can become complicated when you aren’t on the same page as your partners, especially when the stakes are high. Whether intentional or not, people and corporations alike can make mistakes that harm you and your business.
In the best cases, these disputes are resolved in-house, without the need for filing a suit. It is, however, advisable to consult a lawyer so you don’t end up taking the short end of the stick. Lawyers at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen can help fight for a settlement or assist in taking the issue to court, if needed.
For more than three decades, the firm’s lawyers have served clients in business litigation in Miami and throughout South Florida. They know how nuanced these disputes can be and do not shy away from complex cases. In fact, they made a name for themselves by taking on cases other lawyers deemed too complex — and won millions of dollars for their clients in the process.
Contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen online for a free, confidential consultation with a Miami business dispute attorney.
Settlement on Behalf of Florida Property Owners $39,000,000
A first party property insurance settlement on behalf of a class of Florida property owners assessed unlawful windstorm deductibles by Lloyds of London.
Settlement for Bank of America Account Holders $410,000,000
Settlement on behalf of Bank of America individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
Settlement for Union Bank Account Holders $36,000,000
A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation settlement on behalf of Union Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
Jury Verdict for Palm Beach County Residents $19,000,000
A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict on behalf of residents of Palm Beach County, Florida, whose citrus trees were cut down by the state as part of its program directed toward the elimination of citrus canker.
Jury Verdict Against Vision Air $5,000,000
A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict in Nevada federal court against Vision Airlines to recover unpaid hazard pay on behalf of the pilots and flight attendants who operated Vision’s Air Bridge into the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.
What Is A Business Dispute?
Conflicts are bound to arise when people work together; it is simply human nature. But when disagreements result from contract violations, unconscious biases or perceived gray areas, one party may decide to take legal action against the other.
The most common types of business disputes tend to be the following:
- Breach of contract: If a business partner violates a contract, intentionally or unintentionally, the other party may take legal action. For example, if a business partner fails to perform a contracted service within the contract’s specified time frame, it could affect the other business partner enough to warrant legal action. Other instances of contract breaches include the failure to pay on a contracted job as originally agreed, the failure to perform services to the level outlined in the contract, as well as the deliberate interference with one partner’s ability to fulfill their contractual obligation. Primarily, contract breaches tend to be anticipatory, minor, actual/fundamental or material.
- Violation of non-compete agreement: Some business partners agree to sign non-compete agreements, which prohibit partners from competing with the business if they choose to leave. They are usually barred for a specific period of time and in a particular geographic area. These agreements can either be signed at the conception of a business relation or at its termination. Non-compete agreements may also be included as clauses in the primary partnership contract rather than as an additional, separate contract.
- Fraud disputes : Fraud disputes can arise from the misrepresentation or omission of facts. Common examples are when a business partner misrepresents financial records to another partner and when they fail to disclose certain facts required by law. Fraudulent inducement, when a partner is deceived into entering a contract, could also be the focus of a fraud dispute.
- Partnership dispute: The most common type of business disputes are partnership disputes, which can arise out of an insufficient partnership agreement. The root can also lie in a financial dispute between two or more business partners when one finds themselves being held more liable for the business or earning less money than the other partners.
- Intellectual property dispute: Intellectual property disputes are usually filed for one of the following reasons: a potential copyright or trademark infringement, the selling or trading of company data or the theft of another’s concept or business data. While many people might think intellectual property disputes belong to the tech industry, they can happen in any industry.
- Breach of fiduciary duty: This encompasses any breach of a party’s duty to their business partner. Specifically, a fiduciary duty in business is defined as an obligation to act in the interest of the business and its partners with a high standard of care, loyalty and ethics. Thus, when a breach of this duty is committed, it could go hand in hand with any of the above business disputes because the breach could have been committed via fraud, contract violations and the like.
What Compensation Can Be Won In A Business Dispute?
Each type of business dispute will qualify for a different, sometimes overlapping, form of compensation. For example, if one business partner was hugely financially impacted by fraud, the fraudster might be required to compensate them.
Some types of compensation won in business disputes include:
- Payment of lost wages
- Contract revision or cancellation
- Punitive damages
- Remedies in equity
Why Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen?
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has more than 30 years of experience fighting for clients in business disputes. From employment discrimination to intellectual property rights and partnership disagreements, the firm’s legal team has the experience and prowess to scrutinize the complexities of each case they take on. This is key for business disputes in particular because they are frequently supplemented by multiple contracts and involve numerous parties.
Moreover, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen boasts award-winning attorneys who have been honored for their exemplary legal work by Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, Lawdragon 500 and Martindale-Hubbell®.
Call Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen at (866) 629-1061 to speak to a business dispute attorney about a case in Miami or anywhere throughout South Florida.