A contract dispute or a falling out among business partners can escalate into a costly and protracted legal conflict. The business litigation attorneys of McBrayer can often resolve such disputes before they spiral further. However, we prepare for court and follow through when necessary to protect clients and obtain their objectives.
With multiple offices across Kentucky, we represent small businesses and middle-market companies statewide in all types of contractual and ownership disputes. Our trial lawyers have litigated complex cases in state and federal courts, and we have extensive experience in negotiation, mediation and arbitration.
Experienced Corporate and Business Agreements Lawyers
Partnership disputes and contract disputes often arise because the underlying agreement was poorly drafted. Both sides feel aggrieved, and the problem mushrooms until one party initiates legal action. We provide representation for all scenarios, including:
- Contract disputes with vendors, suppliers or customers
- Breach of express or implied warranty
- Construction contract disputes
- Violation of a licensing agreement
- Breach of real estate contracts
- Breach of fiduciary duty by a business partner
- Business dissolution
- Breach of non-compete agreements by a former employee or partner (and defense actions to enforce non-competes)
We will seek a negotiated resolution when litigation is impractical or counterproductive, such as the need to salvage a business relationship or avoid negative publicity. We help clients weigh the cost-benefit and the likely outcome of going to court. However, we will vigorously pursue damages, injunctive relief or other remedies when it makes business sense to do so.
Internal Disputes and Business Divorce
Disputes among partners or shareholders can quickly get out of hand. The conflict may be about money, such as unwarranted expenditures or allegations of theft. The problem may simply be a personality conflict or deadlock over control or direction of the company.
We work to put our client in the most favorable position in the event that the dispute cannot be amicably resolved. We negotiate buyouts when an owner opts out or is forced out. We handle dissolution of the entity and division or liquidation of the assets. We pursue compensation in cases of fraud. Whatever the course of action, our goal is to get the best result for the least cost to our client.
Take the Steps to Protect your Interests
Our staff of attorneys can address all facets and implications of business disputes, including restrictive covenants, intellectual property rights and the impact on the business. To discuss your case with our Kentucky contract and partnership dispute attorneys contact our law firm online. With offices in Lexington, Louisville, Greenup, and Ashland, and a government relations office in Frankfort with a presence in Washington, D.C., we serve clients throughout Kentucky and surrounding states.
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Who We Serve
The contract and partnership disputes team at McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC, provides experienced, reliable representation to local, statewide, and national businesses. Our attorneys defend and prosecute claims for contract and partnership dispute clients ranging in size from individual proprietors to publicly and closely held corporations. We represent officers, directors and shareholders, partnerships and partners, mid-market entities, and individuals in family-owned businesses. We have the know-how, skill, and preparedness to meet whatever your business and commercial needs may be.
Our team of litigators routinely practices in state and federal trial and appeals courts throughout Kentucky. We are proud to serve the interests of companies who are headquartered in our Commonwealth. We also provide excellent legal defense and expertise to companies headquartered outside of the state doing business within the Commonwealth. You can rest assured knowing our reputation in the courtroom is second to none.