Commercial Litigation

Experienced Dispute Resolution for Business Disputes

Friedlander Misler is a premier commercial litigation law firm established more than one-half century ago in our nation’s capital. Our law firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland and in jurisdictions throughout the country. Our experience is not limited to any particular industry; we represent clients in a full spectrum of business litigation matters, including creditors’ rights, breach of contract disputes, disputes among business owners, business torts, unfair competition, breaches of fiduciary duty and fraud, to name a few.

Sometimes litigation is unavoidable. When your business is threatened by a lawsuit, you want to know that you are being zealously represented and that your interests are protected. Our firm expertly advises clients on the risks and rewards of every possible approach to your case. If you do have to litigate your dispute, our firm remains mindful of costs, while advising you of all of your options so you may make an informed decision about what is best for your business. Our only goal is to help your business attain the best outcome possible.

Creditors’ Rights

We provide litigation services to national and community banks and to other financial institutions seeking repayment of delinquent commercial loans. We also provide innovative and aggressive solutions for clients when it comes to collecting on judgments. Drawing upon our diverse experience in bankruptcy, banking, real estate and corporate matters, our attorneys develop strategies that effectively protect your financial interests. When faced with a debtor who has filed for bankruptcy, our firm zealously protects the creditors’ interests, employing tactics such as filing to lift the the automatic stay, filing claim objections, filing adversary proceedings and attacking efforts to confirm a plan that fails to pay creditors what they deserve. Our firm also advises clients on such issues as priority financing, the valuation, sale, lease or transfer of assets, and all other matters that may arise in the context of a bankruptcy.

Business Disputes

Our litigation team is known for trying complex cases and winning. A lingering dispute interferes with a company’s operations, hinders productivity, costs money and time, and may jeopardize its reputation and goodwill. Our lawyers pursue efficient resolutions that support clients’ immediate and long-range objectives. We explain the risks and potential outcomes of litigation and recommend arbitration, mediation and settlement negotiations when appropriate. We guide clients to the right solution to any business dispute.

Breach of Contract

Contracts are the lifeblood of nearly every business. A breach of contract dispute can threaten your business’ very existence. Our attorneys have the experience to guide you through such a trying experience, having successfully handled disputes stemming from lease agreements, purchase agreements, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, indemnification agreements, promissory notes and other loan documents. We routinely navigate the nuances of complex agreements and help our clients understand and pursue the best options.

Business Torts

In the business context, a variety of obligations and rights derive from parties’ positions of trust. Our firm brings and defends tort actions that arise from the commercial relationship, including breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret misappropriation, tortious interference, fraud and unfair competition claims. Oftentimes, these disputes occur between parties who have enjoyed longstanding business relationships. Handling these kinds of matters requires both sensitivity and discretion. We have the experience to guide you and your business in the right direction.

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