At Barker | Cook, we provide the help our clients need, and the personalized attention and service they deserve. Located in Tampa, our lawyers have successfully helped clients find creative solutions to their most complex business disputes for more than 20 years .
Providing Comprehensive Legal Representation To Florida's Businesses
The lawyers at Barker | Cook provide a broad spectrum of legal services to businesses nationwide. Our attorneys have the experience and skills necessary to successfully represent clients in everything from contract drafting and negotiation to complex business litigation.
Business litigation, or commercial litigation, is any legal proceeding arising from a dispute between organizations or other parties over commercial transactions in Florida. The term also typically encompasses negotiation and dispute resolution processes before a matter goes to court.
Disputes at the center of business litigation can be both internal to the organization (e.g., a dispute with an employee or between partners) or with external parties (e.g., a dispute with a vendor or client).
Business litigation often involves complex issues and can be time-consuming and expensive to handle. Business litigation attorneys are retained to advise on issues that arise in the course of operating in a business and to represent parties if a dispute arises.
When one party breaches, or fails to fulfill its terms under a contract, business litigation can ensue. General business torts such as fraudulent representations and actions that interfere with business relations are also common grounds for litigation.
Shareholder and partnership disputes often lead to lengthy and expensive litigation, and sometimes the dissolution of the business. At Barker | Cook, we help our business clients obtain efficient resolutions of their business disputes. By seeking creative solutions, we help clients preserve company assets and business relationships so they can overcome current business disputes and lay the groundwork for future growth and success.
At Barker | Cook, we also represent clients involved in commercial real estate disputes and securities litigation, and individuals, businesses and insurance companies during insurance disputes.
Businesses are involved in any number of things that can lead to any number of disputes within a business and between businesses. You can proactively work to minimize and avoid many common disputes but thorough planning is not always enough to evade disputes altogether. When a business dispute arises and is not adequately addressed, it can seriously impact a business' stability, reputation, and bottom line. You want to address the harm done to your business so you can prevent further damages and recover monetary losses or other relief. You also want to defend against claims that could result in monetary judgments against the business and result in other costly penalties.
Dispute resolution is immediately necessary so that businesses on either side of the dispute can avoid additional harm. At Cook Law, our business law lawyer in Tampa or Hillsborough County will be an integral part of the process to assert your rights and protect your interests and assets. Contact us today at 813-489-1001 to schedule a consultation and learn more about effectively preventing business disputes and adequately addressing any that may arise.