COMMERCIAL DISPUTES

commercialdisputeIn commercial disputes, you need attorneys who understand the complexities of business torts . . . and win.

Commercial disputes can occur over the buying or selling of properties, businesses, products, or services; in negotiating or disputing contracts, including contracts of employment; partnership agreements; and in numerous other business transactions.

Let’s say that you’ve negotiated an agreement to sell your company. How can you be sure that you have an iron-clad contract that is fair to you and protects your interests? And if the deal unravels, how do you proceed to recover your losses?

Or maybe as a professional, you have signed an employment contract that calls for a raise at the end of the year, based upon quarterly performance evaluations. Your boss didn’t do the evaluations, and now the company is reneging on its promise. You’re afraid that if you push the envelope, you’ll be fired.

In situations like these, you probably don’t know what your legal rights are, much less how to pursue them. Fortunately, the experienced business litigation attorneys at Westmoreland Vesper  Quattrone & Beers know what to do.

We know from experience, for example, that some employers cannot resist the temptation to reap the benefits of an employee’s hard work, then decline to continue employment. Many professionals have employment contracts, either in writing or formed through practices and collateral documents. When employers unfairly violate these agreements, our attorneys know how to analyze the facts and present them compellingly so that the chance for justice is best served.

Our business litigation attorneys not only know the law, they have applied it to situations that may be similar to yours and have gained favorable results for their clients. They have demonstrated, time after time, that they are not afraid to take on corporate giants who put profit over people.

If you are in a position of negotiating or disputing a business relationship that affects your life and your family’s future, then you may want to talk with the business litigation attorneys at Westmoreland Vesper  Quattrone  & Beers. Please fill out our Contact Form, or call us to learn more and arrange for a confidential free consultation.

Commercial Litigation and Appeals

Our attorneys are experienced litigators with vast experience involving commercial disputes in the State and Federal Courts in New Jersey. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in various types of matters, including breaches of contracts and commercial disputes, fiduciary trust matters, insurance coverage and real estate disputes, and Consumer Fraud Act claims. Because we emphasize that litigation is oftentimes not the first or best way to solve a dispute, we also assist clients in avoiding litigation and resolving matters outside the courts with alternative dispute mechanisms such as mediations and arbitrations .

We have frequently been engaged as trial and/or local counsel for litigations in New Jersey, working in conjunction with national firms and providing our years of wisdom and experience with local procedures, practices and tendencies.
Often a dispute does not end even though the trial is over. When necessary, our attorneys have pursued and defended appeals in various courts. We have the experience to handle all aspects of an appeal, from the initial filing, to compiling the record of the court below, to brief writing, to the oral argument and evaluation of the need for additional appeals.

WVQ &B Commercial Litigation and Appeal Practice includes:

  • Contract Disputes
  • Construction Litigation
  • Fiduciary Trust Matters
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Real Estate Litigation

A few of our successful representations in commercial litigations include:

A $7.8 Million verdict in a contract dispute.

A $4.75 Million settlement in behalf of eight farmers against a chemical company

A $2.2 Million settlement from an oil company for defrauding its investors.

A $2 Million consumer fraud jury verdict and settlement on behalf of 68 homeowners defrauded by a home builder.

A $500,000 jury verdict plus attorney fees against a county for an asparagus farmer whose crops were destroyed by trespass and destruction of the tree-wind breaks.

A mid six-figure settlement against an insurance company involving one of their investment advisors on claims of fiduciary breach and violations of securities laws.