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We Thrive In High-Stakes Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation is an expansive area of law, encompassing any form of litigation involving business issues. The challenges that arise vary significantly depending on the size and industry of the business. Some disputes are between companies regarding contracts or unfair trading practices. Others involve disagreements between a company and employees for fraud, conversion or breach of fiduciary duty.

Gibson Law Partners, LLC, in Lafayette has a proven record of success in complex litigation cases such as these. Our commercial litigation lawyers excel in high-stakes trials at both the state and federal levels. They leverage their decades of combined legal experience to resolve cases for clients across the nation involved in litigation in Louisiana jurisdictions.

Protecting Your Interests In Critical Litigation

Our lawyers seek solutions that effectively resolve disputes while protecting our clients’ long-term interests. Their commercial litigation experience includes cases related to:

  • Violations of the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act: Our attorneys hold businesses accountable for violations or defend clients from alleged violations.
  • Multistate and multiparty litigation: Our team regularly handles complex cases involving multiple jurisdictions and litigants.
  • Breaches of contracts: When a signatory breaches a contract, our lawyers strive to enforce the contract they signed.
  • Breaches of fiduciary responsibilities: Fiduciaries have obligations that, if not fulfilled, may require legal action.
  • Civil litigation resulting from federal criminal fraud: Criminal activity has no place in business, and litigation may help right the wrongs.
  • Trade secrets and misappropriation of protected intellectual property (IP): IP law is complex and requires knowledgeable lawyers such as ours.
  • Employment agreements: Our attorneys create contracts that honor each party’s rights and prevent future employment and labor law disputes.
  • Disputes between shareholders/members of corporations or limited liability companies (LLCs)

Our lawyers prepare each case aggressively with compelling legal arguments, as if it were destined for trial. This frequently puts them in a position of strength with the opposing counsel, as they know our attorneys’ widespread reputation as go-to litigators in Louisiana.

Upholding Your Rights In A Contract Dispute

Contracts are the foundations of commerce. A party is said to be in breach of contract if they fail to uphold the terms of the document they signed. Just a few of the claims that our breach of contract lawyers in Louisiana regularly litigate include:

  • Noncompete contracts
  • Nondisclosure contracts
  • Vendor contracts
  • Partnership and shareholder contracts
  • Employment contracts
  • Arbitration provisions

Our breach of contract attorneys can explore alternative remedies to these disputes, but, as litigators, they are always prepared to file an action against the party in breach or to defend a client from a lawsuit.

Cohesive Counsel For Unfair Trade Practices Litigation

Our commercial litigation lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practice And Consumer Protection Act (UTPCPA) and how it impacts our clients’ businesses. If a competitor went too far and engaged in unfair trade practices, our attorneys push back to hold them to the regulations of the UTPCPA. Similarly, some parties may try to limit another business’s competition by accusing them of unfair trade practices. Our lawyers will defend you aggressively from commercial litigation as well as from state investigations into breach of regulations. They are prepared to represent you in litigation involving the state.

Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Litigation In Louisiana

A business dispute can result in protracted legal battles, often leading to financial losses, damaged relationships and disruptions to business operations. To help our clients better understand this process, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding commercial litigation in the state.

Can you sue for unfair trade practices in Louisiana?

Yes, Louisiana, like many other states, has laws in place to address unfair trade practices. Louisiana’s Unfair Trade Practices Act (LUTPA) prohibits deceptive, unfair or unconscionable acts or practices in the conduct of trade or commerce. If you believe you have been a victim of unfair trade practices in Louisiana, you may have the right to sue under this act. It’s advisable to consult with a business litigation attorney who specializes in consumer protection or business law to evaluate your specific situation and determine the best course of action.

What can you do if your business partner betrays or steals from you?

You can file a lawsuit against your business partner for breach of fiduciary duty, alleging that they violated their legal obligation to act in the best interest of the business and its stakeholders. Remedies for breach of fiduciary duty may include but are not limited to:

  • Monetary damages
  • Injunctive relief
  • Contract rescission
  • Receiver appointment
  • Legal fees coverage
  • Equitable remedies

When should you consult a Louisiana business litigation attorney?

You should consider consulting a Louisiana business litigation attorney whenever you encounter a situation involving legal disputes or potential litigation that affects your business. Here are some scenarios in which it’s advisable to seek legal advice:

  • Disputes with business partners
  • Contract disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Regulatory compliance issues
  • Business dissolution

When your business is on the line, you should prioritize getting a trusted attorney who understands the intricacies of Louisiana commercial law and can provide strategic guidance tailored to your specific circumstances.

Is business litigation expensive?

It can be. But litigating business disputes is often necessary to protect your interests when you are being treated unjustly. Our firm has a proven record of resolving high-stakes disputes effectively, regularly taking cases involving 7-figure amounts in controversy and 6-figure legal fees.

Contact Our Commercial Litigation Attorneys To Learn More

When the stakes are high, our commercial litigation lawyers in Louisiana have the high-caliber, high-quality services necessary to protect your best interests. To discuss your commercial litigation matter with one of our attorneys, contact us at 337-761-6250 or send us an email with a brief description of your legal needs.