Business Disputes

Effective Resolutions for Challenging Problems

Friedlander Misler has a 60-year history of resolving complex business disputes for business of all sizes across a variety of industries. Our lawyers dedicate themselves to the unwavering pursuit of answers for our clients and hold themselves up to the highest ethical standards, upon which our firm was built. We have earned a reputation for delivering tailored solutions that achieve positive results.

The knowledgeable attorneys at Friedlander Misler are ready to assist you with any business disputes your business may encounter. Our lawyers work collaboratively as a team to examine every angle of a case, so clients benefit from the perspective and experience of each member.

Breach of Contract

Contract breaches are commonly the cause of business disputes. Our attorneys have successfully handled disputes stemming from lease agreements, purchase agreements, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, indemnification agreements, promissory notes and other loan documents and oral agreements. We routinely navigate the nuances of very complex agreements and help our clients understand and pursue the best options.

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Certain business relationships give rise to fiduciary duties, notably a board of directors to stockholders, a broker to investors and an accountant to a business. Based upon the position of trust, a fiduciary must act in the principal’s best interests and avoid conflicts of interest. A fiduciary breaches this duty by acting in her or his own self-interest, often for financial gain. Our firm has substantial experience in proving sophisticated breach of fiduciary duty claims. We also defend fiduciaries against unsubstantiated claims made by disgruntled principals.

Unfair Competition

A trade secret is a formula, process, design, program, method, client list or other information that is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable and from which the owner derives an economic benefit over its competitors and is subject to reasonable efforts to maintain its secrecy.

When a trade secret is compromised, its value diminishes and can jeopardize your competitive edge. You may have a cause of action for unfair competition against the business that has misappropriated the trade secret. You may also have a breach of contract claim if the confidential information was released by a current or former employee in violation of a nondisclosure agreement. Our team takes prompt action to enjoin the infringer from continued use of your trade secret and to recoup resulting damages.

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