Legal troubles negatively impact a company’s ability to operate.  Running a business (or dealing with one as a third party) can lead to litigation when the parties dispute their respective rights and responsibilities under commercial contracts, corporate governance agreements, or general course of dealing.  Michelle L. Wein helps clients navigate the intricacies of state and federal law by providing straightforward and pragmatic legal guidance to businesses, business owners, and consumers involved in business disputes.

As part of the firm’s general business practice, we prepare and negotiate a broad range of commercial contracts, advise on corporate governance issues, and help protect clients from unfair competition.  We also assist with business formation.  Whether you want to start a small business, purchase an existing business, or form a non-profit organization, we can get you started off on the right foot by helping you select the form of business entity that will minimize your tax burden and protect the business principals from personal liability.

When disputes arise and the parties involved are unable to resolve the matter independently, we provide thorough, aggressive representation in litigation of the following types of claims:

  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud and fraudulent misrepresentation
  • Unfair or deceptive business practices
  • Tortious interference with business relations
  • Shareholder disputes (or “business divorce”)
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets and other intellectual property
  • Enforcement and defense of non-compete agreements and other employment-related claims
  • Debt collection, debtor/creditor disputes, and post-judgment relief
  • Conversion and theft
  • Racketeering (RICO)
  • Commercial landlord/tenant disputes
  • Motor vehicle dealer franchise disputes