Business Litigation

We believe that good legal planning can often help avoid business disputes. When necessary, however, our experienced trial attorneys can represent clients—from small, family-owned businesses or farms to multi-national corporations—in all types of litigation. Our team approach supported by a highly qualified staff allows us to handle cases from the simple to the most complex in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We use common sense and creativity to solve problems using negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation as appropriate. Most of our trial attorneys also have transactional experience and we pride ourselves on understanding each client’s business.

Our business litigation practice includes:

Contract Disputes   

We can assist with disputes relating to all types of contracts and agreements, whether oral or written.

Entity Disputes

We can represent businesses and individuals in disputes among partners and shareholders, or in claims against officers and directors.

Real Estate and Land Use

We can assist in all manner of real estate transactions and litigation, including permit proceedings, boundary disputes, and title matters.

Environmental

We assist in all manner of environmental litigation, including pollution claims.

Employment Claims

We can defend employers against any wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, family and medical leave, overtime, or other employee claim. 

Intellectual Property Issues

Our attorneys can help with all types of intellectual property disputes, including trademark and copyright infringement.

Construction Claims

We are experienced in the issues that arise out of the construction and development of projects, both large and small.

Business Torts

Our firm is experienced in the range of tort claims that businesses may encounter, including intentional interference with contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and unfair competition.

Insurance Coverage

Our attorneys are experienced in the interpretation of insurance contracts and can handle any coverage disputes.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

When appropriate, we encourage clients to consider alternatives to litigation, such as mediation or arbitration, and we represent clients in these types of proceedings. In addition, many of our attorneys serve as mediators, evaluators, or arbitrators to assist others in resolving their disputes.

National and International

Our membership in Meritas, a global network of independent law firms, allows us to provide our clients with experienced guidance, quickly and efficiently, on doing business throughout the country and around the world.

Appeals

We have handled hundreds of appeals before administrative agencies, the Vermont Supreme Court, and the federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.