Resolving Commercial Disputes
Many small to medium-sized businesses that suffer financial harm due to the wrongful actions of another company can’t afford to pay hourly attorney fees in a case that could go on for a year or longer. Given the uncertainty of when or if they could collect a court judgment or settlement, most businesses can’t afford to take the risk.
At the law firm of Crawford & Brown Law Firm LLP, our Columbus business lawyers are willing to handle commercial litigation on a contingency fee basis.* This means that if we believe in your case, we are willing to cover the cost of prosecuting your claim. Our fee, if we are successful, will be a percentage of any verdict or settlement we obtain for you. If our lawyers are not able to make a recovery for you, you won’t have to pay us a fee.
Commercial Dispute Representation We Provide
We handle all types of commercial and business disputes, including:
- Business torts
- Business fraud
- Partnership disputes
- Unfair competition claims
- Patent disputes
- Contract disputes
- Breach of contract
- Breach of employment contracts
- Employment disputes
- Insurance disputes
- Venture capital disputes
Our Columbus commercial litigation attorneys have gone or are going toe-to-toe with some of the largest corporations, insurance companies, and defense law firms in the nation. Our lawyers have successfully prosecuted lawsuits against General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Hartford Insurance Co., GE Life Annuity & Assurance Co., JMIC Life, SunTrust, and other Fortune 500 companies.
Commercial Dispute Case Handled By Our Lawyers**
Business Disputes/Business Torts/Business Fraud
Joan Lyman, Mike Pearson, and Jardon Bouska were founders of an internet security company called SecureWorks. The lawsuit involved a dispute with venture capital investors over the appropriate share price to be paid the founders upon their exit from the company. The founders claimed that they were entitled to receive the same price per share upon their exit from the company as the venture capital investors. A shareholder agreement set forth the founders’ rights, but the venture capital investors claimed that the provision in question found its way into the document by “mistake.” After intensive document discovery and several depositions, including depositions of the corporate lawyers at King & Spalding and Alston & Bird who negotiated and drafted the deal documents, the litigation concluded with a confidential settlement that was favorable to the founders. Lyman, et al (counter-claimants) v. GE Capital, Mellon Ventures, Noro-Moseley Partners, and SBK Capital, Superior Court of Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia.
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*Disclaimer Required by Ga. R. Prof. Conduct 7.1: “Contingent attorneys’ fees refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.”
**The lawyers of Crawford & Brown Law Firm LLP were involved in the representation of these cases while they were attorneys at the law firm of Butler, Wooten, Fryhofer, Daughtery & Crawford, LLP.