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BUSINESS LITIGATION

Litigation on behalf of your business
If you engage in commerce, sooner or later you are almost certain to encounter a dispute with a customer, client, competitor or contractor that you will need outside help to resolve.  Craig Rothburd has been assisting businesses for over 16 years through the civil court system in both federal and state court as well as alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration.  He has the knowledge and experience to help your business in cases related to:

  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Business torts
  • Breach of contract
  • Banking and creditor issues
  • Lender liability
  • Real estate
  • Securities
  • Intellectual property, including copyright and
    trademark infringement
  • Construction law

Recovery from breach of contract
When a party to a contract fails to perform, he damages the other business. This damage often goes beyond the immediate inconvenience of getting less than promised by the contract. The breach can also cost you future profits if you are unable to serve your clients as a result. Craig Rothburd, P.A. can help you achieve the best legal remedy for a breach of contract, such as:

  • Compensatory damages –  reimbursement for immediate monetary loss
  • Consequential and incidental damages –  compensation for additional foreseeable losses caused by the breach
  • Attorney fees and costs –  amounts available only if the contract expressly states they are recoverable
  • Liquidated damages –  amounts specified in the contract that are payable for particular breaches, such as late or substandard performance
  • Specific performance –  court order requiring the breaching party to fulfill the terms of the contract
  • Punitive damages –  penalty for a party’s objectionable behavior, meant to punish the breaching party and discourage other parties from acting in a similar manner
  • Rescission –  cancellation of the contract,  with both sides excused from further performance and payments made under the contract returned
  • Reformation –  change in the terms of the contract when the court believes there was an honest misunderstanding by the parties about what was to be performed

Affordable alternatives to a civil suit
The cost of traditional litigation can easily exceed the amount of the contract. Fortunately there are various means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration, which are less costly and sometimes quicker than civil lawsuits, but can deliver the same remedies. Craig Rothburd is a skilled negotiator who has successfully represented clients in arbitration and mediation hearings, and has settled lawsuits prior to trial, saving his clients time and expense, which helps get their businesses back to what they do best.

Get your business back to what it does best
If your business is involved in a dispute, you need to take action. Delaying the exercise of your rights could mean losing them or worsening the situation.  Call Craig E. Rothburd, P.A. at 813-251-8800 or contact the firm online to schedule an appointment.