Business And Commercial Litigation

From reviewing contracts, to drafting corporate policies, to litigation, our attorneys have the skill and experience to help businesses and individuals with their transaction and litigation needs.

Business-related litigation can ensue over a broad range of issues, including contract law and enforcement, employment disputes, shareholder issues, unfair competition, intellectual property, insurance, finance and securities, regulatory compliance, and bankruptcy. O'Connor and Associates prides itself on handling such cases with skill and experience so as to promote the long-term viability of the client’s business or profession.

Many business, intellectual property and real property disputes are based upon contracts, whether express or implied, oral or written. O'Connor and Associates has litigated and resolved a wide variety of contract claims for all types of businesses. We stand ready to assist parties to contractual disputes, including large corporate entities, closely held businesses and individuals.

O'Connor and Associates has over 40 years of experience both prosecuting and defending against a wide array of contract issues, in many cases proceeding successfully through trial when a suitable settlement was not offered. Our demonstrated skill can prove a valuable asset to any business with contractual issues.

Attorney John O’Connor has tried contract cases in state courts throughout California and federal courts in the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of California, Nevada and the U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania. His notable successes include:

  • Receiving a $6.3 million judgment for former Dallas Mavericks head coach, Don Nelson, in a contract dispute with Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban.
  • Receiving a defense verdict for his client in a case alleging an uncompensated joint venture dissolution/expulsion.

O'Connor and Associates has represented a wide range of businesses, corporations and other parties to investment agreements, from small, closely held businesses and startups to large corporations and high net worth individual investors. We possess significant experience in this area and are prepared to protect your interests in a wide variety of contractual disputes, including:

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disagreements
  • Owner and investor disputes
  • Corporate and partnership dissolution
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud
  • Management contract disputes
  • Employment agreements
  • Merger and acquisition litigation

O'Connor and Associates prides itself on working diligently to understand the business context of the contractual dispute at hand and on putting our clients’ actions in the most appropriate narrative framework. In our view, trial experience is helpful not only in achieving success at trial, but also in astutely evaluating cases for settlement purposes.