Commercial Litigation

Whether you are facing a contract dispute, a property dispute, a wrongful termination case, or another business-related problem, we can help you in all aspects of commercial law.

Contract Disputes

When businesses start relationships with customers or other businesses, they often set the terms in a contract. Oftentimes, things don’t work out according to plan. One or both parties end up asserting the other side didn’t fulfill the obligations of the agreement. We call this “breach of contract.” If you’re involved in a contract dispute against a business or an individual, an experienced commercial litigation attorney will be your most powerful asset. We can advise you on the best strategy for your needs, particularly whether to enforce the contract, sue for monetary damages or both.

Failure to Deliver and Failure to Perform

Our litigation team can assist you in “breach of contract” lawsuits in which the conflict is not primarily about money. Instead, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant failed to hold up his or her end of the agreement based on the contract terms. For example, if a service-based firm fails to complete a project by the deadline in a contract, this would be considered failure to perform. Likewise, if a client fails to provide the business with the information needed to complete a project, this would be considered failure to deliver. The Auerbach Firm provides commercial litigation support to assist our clients’ specialized requirements.

Property Disputes

In commercial litigation, property disputes may arise from a whole host of problems related to real estate transactions, commercial lease obligations, even zoning laws. The best way to avoid property disputes is to consult with a well-rounded commercial law attorney before you pick your business location. We are here to help you make the most informed decisions affecting your business. If you’re deciding on whether to rent or buy commercial property, we can offer a valuable perspective. If you rent, we’re here to help you negotiate your commercial lease—including the term, rent, property improvements and any other matters that may come up in the future.

Wrongful Termination

Federal and state laws define the illegal reasons to terminate employees. Although most U.S. employees are considered “at will” and may be fired at any time for almost any reason, there are limits. It’s illegal to terminate an employee, for example, for one’s race, religion, or sexual orientation. Firing an employee based on discrimination, retaliation or simply unethical reasons that violate public policy is illegal. Whether you’re an employee who was wrongfully terminated or an employer being sued for it, proving your side of the story with solid evidence will require effective legal support. The best resource for you would be an attorney who has represented both employers and employees in these lawsuits.