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Business Disputes

Most business disputes arise from disagreements over the terms of a contract, but may also deal with business practices, billing, and other issues. Our business attorneys will fight aggressively to both enforce and defend disputes that arise within the course of business.

The lawyers at Panakos Law are not afraid to pursue remedies in the courtroom, but we don’t charge blindly into litigation when alternatives including mediation will accomplish a similar or better result without the risk and expense that come with litigation. Business disputes may arise for many different reasons, and our business attorneys will work to resolve and defend practically dispute that exists including:

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  • Corporate, LLC & Partnership Disputes
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Defamation
  • Fraudulent Transfers
  • Breach of Contract
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Business Torts (unfair competition, fraud, defamation)
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation / Theft
  • Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • Shareholder & Partnership Mediation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Aggressive Business Litigation
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Whether your dispute is with your partnership, over a contract, trademark, or employment agreement, we will sit down with you and comprehensively assess the most appropriate and cost-effective strategy that works best for you and your unique situation.  We will develop a strategy that takes into account the costs of the litigation to you on both a monetary and emotional basis.   Many cases can be resolved informally prior to the filing of a lawsuit or before costly litigation expenses are incurred; a goal we strive to meet as often as possible.

Although many disputes can be resolved through communication and alternative dispute resolution strategies including mediation, our business lawyers are not afraid to go to court. However, we don’t charge blindly into litigation unless all other alternatives that could accomplish a similar or better result without the risk and expense of litigation have been fully explored. We comprehensively pursue all avenues to resolve disputes efficiently and cost-effectively, but will aggressively file suit or defend our clients at trial when prudent or necessary.

Our business attorneys focus on:

  • Proper Representation
  • Strategic Negotiation
  • Mediation and/or Arbitration
  • Business Litigation

Contract Disputes and Broken Contracts

Each party represented in a contract has certain rights. When contractual obligations go unfulfilled, the shortchanged party has a legal right to bring a claim against the other. Our San Diego contract dispute attorneys represent those who wish to oppose a defaulting party, and those who need defense against prosecution. We’ll evaluate and interpret your documents to show breach-of-contract and will seek compensation for you, or aggressively disprove any invalid claims brought against you. The attorneys at Panakos Law handle all aspects of contract disputes including but not limited to:

  • Business Contracts
  • Vendor Contracts
  • Insurance Claim Disputes
  • Unsecured Transactions
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transaction
  • Negligent Attorneys, Engineers, Architects, Electricians, Builders, etc.
  • Trucking and Transport Contracts
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Business Torts

Tortious interference with a business relationship occurs when a person intentionally, and without a privilege or justification, interferes with the business relationship between two other parties, causing injury. When a competitor breaks the law to obtain an unfair advantage, the harm to you or your business can be severe.  Business tort laws provide remedies to individuals and businesses whose business relationships or other economic interests have been harmed by the wrongful conduct of another. Business tort claims may include:

  • Interference with Contractual Relations
  • Breach of Contract
  • Interference with Prospective Business Advantage
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  • Defamation
  • Right of Publicity
  • Professional Misconduct
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Conversion or Trespass
  • Release of Confidential Information
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Embezzlement
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Your Fair Share in a “Business Divorce”

Whether you have amicably agreed to wind down a business venture or reached a crossroads with the other owners, the business attorneys at Panakos Law can protect your legal and financial interests when partners or interested parties have left the business. We know business structures, the relationships that exist between business owners, and how to effectively manage transitions or friction among partnerships.


Seeking remedies for breach of contract, partner disputes or other business disagreements does not necessarily mean a costly, lengthy, and emotional court battle. Disputes often settle out of court through focused, constructive negotiations. Our contract litigation lawyers are skilled attorneys who can guide negotiations toward equitable solutions that are legally binding and outside of the courtroom setting. Effective conflict resolution is our underlying goal – we foster alternative dispute resolution but are also well prepared to step into the courtroom if and when necessary.

Our contract litigation attorneys can help you seek remedies for breach of contract including the following:

  • Compensatory Damages — reimbursement for monetary loss
  • Consequential or Incidental Damages — compensation for additional foreseeable losses caused by the breach
  • Liquidated Damages — amounts specified in the contract that are payable for particular breaches, such as late or sub-standard performance
  • Specific Performance — a court order requiring the breaching party to fulfill the terms of the contract
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