Skilled Resolution Of Business Disputes
The business litigation attorneys of Saavedra-Goodwin represent clients in a broad range of South Florida commercial litigation cases. As your business lawyers, we will thoroughly investigate and evaluate your case, explain all available options and devise the most favorable strategy. Our practical, cost-effective approach to handling commercial litigation yields results.
While we make every effort to resolve your case through negotiation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution, we will proceed to trial and resolve your dispute through litigation if necessary. Our success in commercial litigation is well-known throughout South Florida, both in the informal resolution process and in the courtroom. We’re strong collaborators both with other attorneys and financial professionals such as CPAs, who help us gain immense insight into many financial situations.
We represent clients in a broad spectrum of commercial disputes, including:
- Contract disputes, including breach of contract, nonpayment and nonperformance
- Commercial and residential real estate lease and purchase disputes
- Disagreements involving contractors, developers and construction
- Corporate and partnership disputes, including partnership dissolution
- Disputes between shareholders and directors
- Litigation over intellectual property, such as trade secrets
- Unfair competition and tortious interference
Florida Lawyers For All Of Your Business Litigation Needs
As members of your South Florida community, we feel a strong sense of duty to pursue justice on your behalf. We pride ourselves on being responsive to your needs, attentive to your concerns, and mindful of your need to resolve disputes in an efficient, cost-effective and successful manner. The attorneys of Saavedra-Goodwin will work with you to handle your ongoing commercial litigation disputes while you focus your efforts on the uninterrupted operations of your business. Let your professional commercial litigation team take the burden of these disputes off of your shoulders and get you the results that you need and deserve.
We’re ready and willing to speak with you about your case and answer any questions you have, including:
When is arbitration, mediation or agreement to use a private judge a good alternative to litigation?
With any type of dispute resolution, even traditional litigation, you have to prioritize your goals. However, goals are a matter of personal preference, and there are any number of reasons you may want to choose ADR, such as:
- Privacy: Typically, ADR results are not part of the public record, so sensitive matters can stay confidential.
- Cost: Litigation filings and court appearances can be exceedingly costly, and ADR can help you control that.
- Speed: You can get in front of an arbitrator or private judge much more quickly than in a courtroom
ADR can help speed up the backlog of a court, but also, by choosing your venue, you can retain much more control over the discussions and outcomes.
Can a company’s employees be required to give depositions?
The nature of a deposition under 30(b)(6) is that the deposition notice will describe a person, party, or entity that has the information requested, and your company will produce them. The notice has to outline the purpose of the examination and deposition, and you may choose who the individual is. However, the deponent must have the information available, and nothing prevents a description from being extremely specific about exactly what they want the deponent to speak about. In other words, you may not have much of a choice except to have an employee answer questions in a deposition.
Is private judging allowed in Florida business cases?
Not only is private judging allowed, it could possibly be advantageous to you to consider that option. A private judge can often have more in-depth technical knowledge of the issues facing your business than another option. With state dockets under considerable strain, a private judge can ensure that your case gets the attention it deserves.
Florida’s law regarding the use of private judges is somewhat under-utilized, however, it is a recognized practice that you may use if it suits your purposes.
When can one business sue another under Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Law?
According to Florida law, a private citizen may sue a company if they are a victim of “unfair methods of competition, unconscionable acts or practices, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices.” The definition of “private citizen” is wide enough to include a business.
If your company is under pressure because of another company’s false advertising, disinformation and misleading sales tactics, you may pursue a declaratory judgment.
When does it make sense to hire an attorney to help with business litigation?
There is a moment in which a business dispute can find a resolution before a lawyer makes sense. It is a vanishingly short amount of time, and even then, having the insight of an attorney makes sense. For any issue, from partnership disputes to noncompete agreements to unfair trade practices, involving a law firm just makes sense.
What you need is a dedicated, invested law firm with the skill and creativity to find novel solutions to your problems. Saavedra-Goodwin’s understanding of ADR options and our network of informed CPAs and other professionals allow us to provide detailed financial understanding that goes hand in hand with your legal solutions.