Commercial Litigation

Illinois Commercial Litigation Attorneys

While properly categorizing and structuring your business is crucial during the formation stage, properly handling any associated legal issues with an experienced commercial litigation attorney once your business has been established is equally important.

 

The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C. represents individuals, families, and businesses in Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake and Will Counties in many areas of commercial litigation. Some of these issues include:

 

  • Contract and/or shareholder disputes (such as breach of contract);
  • Interference with contractual and/or business relationships;
  • Associated disputes, such as shareholder and/or employee disputes;
  • Breach of fiduciary duty;
  • Unfair competition;
  • Fraud;
  • Debt collection;
  • Negotiations; and
  • Others.

 

Breach of Contract

One of the most common areas of commercial litigation involves breach of contract, whereby one party fails to perform under an established contract. These claims may arise under the Uniform Commercial Code, which governs the sale of goods and other transactions. In business, breach of contract can often cost the party relying on the performance of that contract significant damages, depending upon the reliance on the execution of that contract to completion. In this instance, the relying party can bring litigation to enforce the contract, cancel it, and/or sue for the damages associated with the contract being breached.

 

In Illinois, in order to bring a successful breach of contract claim, there must be a valid contract which one party abided by (the plaintiff) but the other breached (the defendant), and resulting injuries. Courts will seek to restore the plaintiff to the same level (in terms of damages) had the contract actually been performed.

 

Debt Collection & Consumer Fraud

Debt collection and fraud are other common area of commercial litigation. At the Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C., we are familiar with the laws that apply to business debtors such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Illinois Collection Agency Act, and we can protect your business interests at the state and federal level.

 

Other Disputes & the Fitzgerald Law Firm P.C.

In circumstances where there is a dispute between business partners or shareholders, it is crucial that parties seek experienced legal counsel to guide them through these issues.

 

The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C. is a respected law firm in business, commercial, real estate, and related areas of litigation. We provide over 16 years of professional experience assisting clients with a variety of legal issues, including any litigation associated with business law. We’ve been working locally in Illinois for many years, and are familiar with the various industries and markets and how they are applicable to strategies to best run your business. Regardless of where you are in the process, you can rest assured that you will receive quality, personalized legal representation. Contact us today for a free initial consultation and let us get started helping you.