Protecting Both Business Finances And Futures

Trustworthy Representation For Your Business

Our attorneys at Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP take great pride in efficiently and effectively handling business and investment disputes at all levels of state and federal courts throughout the United States. They have decades of combined experience and work in all arbitration and most administrative law forums, including FINRA, AAA, JAMS, and the California NMVB. Our business dispute lawyers’ outstanding record in jury trials and multiple eight-figure verdicts on behalf of clients exemplify their commitment to providing results-driven representation.

Advocating For Businesses From A Position Of Strength And Experience

The legal professionals on our team are seasoned advocates who have proven skills in researching, writing and advocating for our business and corporate clients. They work tirelessly to represent the interests of businesses and business owners in a full range of business and investment torts and corporate matters. The complex issues that they handle in our business litigation practice include:

  • Contract disputes involving business and employment agreements, business deals, business transactions, leases, breaches of contract, sales of businesses, contract interference, noncompete agreements, nonsolicitation, misrepresentation, tortious interference, concealment of facts and nondisclosure
  • Internal corporate and partnership disputes, such as limited liability company (LLC) and director and officer (D&O) litigation, labor disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, corporate governance disagreements, business partnership disputes and shareholder disputes
  • Litigation involving business rights and asset protections, such as business fraud, insurance bad faith, intellectual property (trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights), shareholder derivatives, bankruptcy-related matters, investments, defamation, privacy, nonpayment of promissory notes and unfair competition
  • Appeals involving business and corporate disputes at the federal and state levels

Leveraging The Power Of A Respected Reputation

Through repeated appearances in the Southern California courts, our highly experienced business litigation lawyers have established a solid reputation of integrity and credibility with many judges and opposing counsel.

These traits, along with a proven record of results, are critical in commercial litigation because many common business disputes can be effectively resolved through a credible threat of action. Having a respected business litigation law firm on your side can often be the key to resolving a case in a prompt and cost-effective manner.

To schedule a consultation, call Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP at 888-714-1738 or contact our Irvine or Westlake Village offices online.

Answers To Common Questions

Our business clients frequently have questions as they face litigious situations. Following are a few frequently asked questions regarding business litigation matters. Of course, this is only a fraction of the advice that our lawyers can provide you, and they are able to answer questions involving all aspects of business law. Please contact us directly to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.

Do I need a business litigation attorney?

Many complex disputes come to resolutions through strategic work between businesspeople. However, when a dispute drags on to the point where it depletes resources or escalates tensions, the help of an experienced lawyer is critical for a positive, cost-efficient outcome. Litigation attorneys provide important advocacy to business clients: They can advise you of your rights, review the wording of any contract before you sign it and ensure that the other party does not take advantage of you. They can also advise you on whether a lawsuit is necessary to advance your interests and, conversely, they can represent you if you are served with a lawsuit.

How do I protect my business from a lawsuit?

Business entities can take several proactive measures to minimize their exposure to litigation. Some of the most common ways to do that include:

  • Remain in compliance with regulations
  • Implement an employee handbook
  • Carry adequate insurance coverage
  • Put agreements in legally sound contracts
  • Retain reputable business litigation lawyers

Granted, even the most cautious of companies can be involved in litigation. Preventative measures can reduce – but never eliminate – your risk.

What should I do if I am involved in a business dispute or litigation?

First, consult with a business dispute attorney to learn about your options. Your legal team will advise you of the law, explain your options and represent you at trial. Your lawyer can also help you explore alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, such as negotiation, mediation or arbitration. If you cannot achieve a satisfactory resolution to your dispute through these techniques, then it might be necessary for you to file a lawsuit.

An experienced lawyer can help you and your business avoid potential disputes and guide you in the right direction. Also, seeking legal representation can show the other side that you are serious about litigating a dispute, if necessary.