Commercial Litigation

If you run a business, you know a lot hinges on efficiency and running a smooth operation. Conflicts with manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, employees or consumers can drive your business to a halt. When that happens, you need a business lawyer who can help resolve disputes and get your company running smoothly again.

Commercial litigation includes a wide variety of contract disputes and other civil lawsuits all centered around one thing: your business. Whether you are suing a vendor or defending against internal partnership disputes, you need a firm that is willing to go the distance to protect you and your corporate interests. Cohen, Lerner & Rabinovitz, in Royal Oak, Michigan, has assisted business owners across a variety of industries plan for day-to-day legal transactions and address any commercial litigation concerns that arise.

Focused on Franchise Law

When your business outgrows any one location, or you are hoping to tap in to an established national brand, you need a commercial lawyer who knows the ins and outs of federal and state franchise laws. At Cohen Lerner & Rabinovitz, our attorneys have extensive expertise advising large franchisors and entrepreneurial franchisees. Our transactional attorneys are fully versed in the necessary documents to comply with national regulations, and our litigators have handled countless matters in state and federal courts on behalf of our franchise clients.

Resolving Internal Disputes

From formation to dissolution, internal disputes between owners, partners, and shareholders can threaten your profits, and your bottom line. Far beyond employment and labor issues, partnership disputes and allegations of unfair competition or shareholder oppression can cut to the heart of a company. Our experienced corporate council are at your disposal. We will help you draft robust partnership agreements, buy-sells, bylaws, and other business formation documents that protect your owners’ interests. When internal disputes arise, our corporate litigators will be there to defend your business interests in state or federal court.

Enforcing Company Contracts

Our corporate litigators understand how to make the most of your company’s contracts. From a straightforward sale of goods to a complex service contract, we know how to make state and federal contract laws work for you and your business. Our corporate litigators can help you navigate challenges with supply chains, distribution, sales, and non-payment, as well as any other goods-related litigation.

Experience for When Business Crosses Borders

In an increasingly global market, you need a corporate lawyer who isn’t limited by state boundaries. Cohen Lerner litigators have gone to court for our business clients across the state, the country, and internationally. In addition to appearing in state Circuit Courts throughout Michigan, our corporate litigation attorneys have litigated hundreds of cases in federal courts across the United States including:

  • Illinois
  • California
  • Florida
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Nebraska

We also have experience negotiating international business disputes, having appeared in a variety of countries including Germany, Canada, and Mexico. 

When to Call a Commercial Attorney

Far too many businesses wait until there is a crisis to get a commercial attorney involved. By then, it may be too late for a corporate lawyer to do anything other than mitigate your losses. At Cohen, Lerner & Rabinovitz, we have lawyers who can help you from start to finish. Whether you need business contracts drafted or corporate lawsuits resolved, our team will work hard for the success of your business. Contact us online or call 248.691.2200 to schedule a consultation with a commercial attorney today.