In today’s competitive business environment, a breach of contract, neglect of duties, nefarious conduct, or failure to pay for goods or services can prevent a business or entrepreneur from succeeding. Likewise, partnership disputes, misappropriation of proprietary information, disclosure of confidential information, tortious interference with contractual relations, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of restrictive covenants, self-dealing, or a myriad of other business torts can devastate a commercial entity, its management, shareholders, or investors. When such wrongful conduct occurs, an effective commercial litigation attorney can be the difference between an entity’s success or failure.
The attorneys at Shires Peake & Gottlieb represent clients in Atlanta and throughout Georgia in numerous business disputes and commercial matters through litigation, arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. A client engaging Shires Peake & Gottlieb can expect an honest and accurate appraisal of their case and recommendation for resolution in the most practical, direct, and economically feasible manner. We do not view a business dispute as an economic opportunity to promote unnecessary and costly litigation. Rather, in most cases, a lawsuit is a substantial burden to the client; a problem to be solved. We will understand your lawful objectives, and we will vigorously fully pursue your best interests of the law.
We at Shires, Peake & Gottlieb also provide a full range of business law services to our clients which include small to medium size businesses and their owners. We serve as an integral part of our clients’ team of trusted advisors, providing value to them in all phases of their business, from start-up, expansion, and ultimately to the owners’ exit through sale, merger, or their pursuit of other exit strategies.
We provide services which include the formation of the business entity, preparation, and negotiation of Operating or Shareholder Agreements, employment agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and the documentation of the business’ relationships with third parties, including landlords, suppliers, and contractors. Should disputes arise, our team of experienced litigators can provide representation in mediation, arbitration, or judicial proceedings.
Our client representation includes individuals, shareholders, vendors, suppliers, contractors, businesses, franchisors, franchisees, joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations in a wide variety of commercial litigation and dispute resolution including:
- Breach of Contract Actions and Disputes
- Construction Litigation
- Commercial Collections
- Fraud and Unfair Business Practices
- Fiduciary Duty Litigation
- Trade Secret Litigation
- Misappropriation of Confidential and Proprietary Information
- Tortious Interference with Contracts and Business Relationships
- Enforcement or Defense of Covenants Not to Compete and other Restrictive Covenants
- Partnership Disputes
- Commercial Leasing Disputes
- Franchisor-Franchisee Litigation and Disputes
- Employment Litigation
- Employment Discrimination Claims (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and Wage & Hour)
- Business Dissolutions
- Real Estate Contract Litigation
- Homeowners Association Litigation, Collections and Disputes
No matter your dispute, you’ll receive thorough, efficient guidance. We analyze the details of your case and will call in qualified experts. Our focus is building a strong case and representing you with integrity and care.