legal representation in business, commercial, and real
estate litigation for clients throughout central and
When a business or real
estate dispute involves a serious threat to you and your
company, you can count on the experience and results-focused
representation of the litigation attorneys at Fitzgibbons
You will benefit from our extensive
experience in handling a wide variety of business disputes.
We have the skills and knowledge needed to resolve even the most
contentious and difficult commercial litigation cases,
Complex contract disputes
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In a recent dispute, the
firm helped a seed company recover contractual payments owed
to it by a grower to which our client had advanced seed. The
grower was being bought out by another entity and, during
the buyout, our client stood in a long line for payment with
numerous other creditors of the grower. Our client received
full payment before the funds ran out.
While most business relationships
are based on contractual agreements and, thus, are subject
to contract law, one business can sue another based on tort
law if it suffers harm because of the negligent or
intentional acts of the other business. Examples of business
Interference with business
Misrepresentation and fraud
Deceptive trade practices
Interference with contractual
Trade secret misappropriation
Breach of fiduciary
Misappropriation of business
As a recent example of
business tort litigation, the firm achieved a successful
recovery for a farm that was mistakenly defoliated by a crop
Our real estate attorneys'
experience in negotiating and drafting real estate
transactions gives them a thorough understanding of how to
analyze real estate agreements when a dispute arises. Our
attorneys handle a wide variety of real estate litigation
Landlord/tenant and lease
Holdovers and lockouts
Real estate development
Complex quiet title actions
Fraud and misrepresentation
In a recent matter, the
firm defended a leader of a group of homeowners who had voted
in new CC&Rs for her subdivision’s homeowners association.
The HOA sought to invalidate the new CC&Rs and sued our
client for her activity in getting the new CC&Rs approved.
We were successful in convincing the court that the new CC&Rs
were valid and that our client had done nothing wrong.
Our commercial litigation attorneys
have experience handling a variety of disputes involving
construction projects. We assist clients in construction
defect-related matters as well as contractor disputes,
including contractual and payment issues with a project's
contractors and subcontractors.