In today's business world, many businesses are forced to deal with litigation at some point. The Katz Law Group represents corporations of any size, from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 businesses. We handle all types of business disputes that arise within a corporation or between corporations. We pursue action against wrongdoers or competitors to hold them accountable if they engage in improper practices against our clients. We pursue litigation or defend lawsuits to preserve our clients' legal rights but also to protect the client's brand, reputation, and goodwill in the marketplace. We know what can be at stake in these actions and we use our experience, knowledge, and technology to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients.
Litigation is not always the preferred method to solve business problems or disputes. It is, however, necessary in some situations either because (1) it is in the best interests of the company; or (2) it has been forced upon the company. When a business, corporate, and contract litigation is necessary, the Katz Law Group is prepared to represent and counsel clients throughout the entire proceedings. The Katz Law Group has nearly 40 years of proven experience handling litigation in a successful, timely and cost-effective manner. We know the law. We know the court procedures. We know how to get desired outcomes efficiently and effectively.
Business Litigation in Massachusetts
Business litigation is a broad, multi-faceted, complex area of law that includes a wide range of corporate, contract and tort claims. Regardless of whether your business is small and local or multi-national, you can experience legal complications that can harm your business's bottom line and negatively impact your reputation and brand. The Katz Law Group can guide your business through its many legal concerns, and if a dispute or legal issue arises, we are prepared to advocate for your interests in negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, like mediation or arbitration, or litigation.
There are four general fields in business and contract litigation:
- Contract disputes
- Unfair trade practices
- Employment litigation
- Business credit law
Additionally, there are some common factual situations that arise that, while they are not necessarily distinct legal issues, present complicated problems in business litigation. Some examples include:
- Contract disputes surrounding a business that is closing
- Vendor disputes
- Contracts involving small businesses
- International business issues
- Breach of fiduciary duty
Contract disputes can arise in a number of different areas. We have the background in expertise to assist our clients in the following matters:
- Breach of contract
- Modification of contract
- Assignment of contracts
- Oral or verbal contracts
- Void contracts
- The Statute of Frauds
- Insurance coverage disputes
- Non-compete agreements, including garden leave clause issues
- Indemnity agreements
- Force majeure clauses
- Defenses to a breach of contract claim, like impossibility or impracticability
Unfair Trade Practices
Unfair trade practices are illegal in Massachusetts. However, the law is intentionally vague on what it means to be "unfair" or "deceptive." Our attorneys can help with:
- Unfair trade disputes
- Filing Chapter 93A complaints or responding to 93A demand letters
- Unfair competition, trademark infringement
- Massachusetts' consumer protection law for businesses
Employment litigation is business and contract law that deals with employment issues. Some of the most common situations that our lawyers handle are:
- Employment contract disputes
- Severance and separation agreements
- Employment litigation defense
- Independent contractors and worker classification issues
Business Credit Law
Legal issues abound when a business seeks credit. Whether you need a loan or a line of credit to pay for unforeseen costs of running your business or to expand your operations, or if someone owes your business money, our lawyers can help with:
- Credit agreements and applications
- The rights of a business creditor
- Commercial collections
- Collections demand letters
Massachusetts Business and Contract Lawyers at the Katz Law Group
The Katz Law Group takes unique approaches to resolve each of these claims. The factors that are considered as part of this strategy include the client's business culture, client's expectations, the facts of the case, the applicable law, and creative, innovative legal analysis. David Katz has a reputation for combining sound and savvy business judgment with nearly 40 years of substantial trial experience.
We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients, and through that knowledge, we are able to be creative and tactical with our legal strategy and representation.
Contact the Katz Law Group today for a consultation, or call us at (508) 480-8202. While we focus our practice in the Worcester, Framingham, and Marlborough region, we accept clients throughout Massachusetts and beyond.