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Common Forms of Commercial Litigation

At May, Potenza, Baran, and Gillespie, we provide a range of commercial litigation services for businesses. While not an exhaustive list, here are a few of the more common types of commercial litigation services we provide:

Breach of contract

Since contracts form the basis of many types of business relationships, it is only natural that breach of contract would be one of the most common commercial litigation cases. Contracts of any type — be they between employer and contractor, lease holder and lessee, partners in a business, goods supplier and buyer, or anything else — can be breached. A commercial litigation attorney can sue the other party for financial damages that occurred as a result of the contract breach.


In a business sense, the intentional deceit, omission of a known fact, or misrepresentation constitutes fraud. In cases of the sale of a business (or business asset), business merger, or commercial real estate transaction, the intentional withholding of information by one party would constitute fraud.

Professional Negligence

In a professional negligence case, one business professional may fail to perform their duties to another. For example, a contractor may fail to complete a building project to acceptable standards.

Negligent misrepresentation

In a negligent misrepresentation case, an individual or business may make a “false promise” or misstatement to goad you into doing business with them, at a cost to you. Either words or conduct may be deemed negligent in commercial circumstances.

Commercial torts

Commercial torts we pursue include defamation, unfair competition, business practice interference, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Trademark/Intellectual Property 

Trademark and intellectual property help a company maintain their competitive edge and industry niche. In Phoenix, commercial firms can bring a trademark or intellectual property if they feel their protected ideas, branding, or trademark have been copied by another business.

No matter what type of commercial litigation services you need, it is vital to have an attorney who can advocate for your interests. To learn more about how our business attorneys at May, Potenza, Baran and Gillespie can help you with your commercial litigation needs, we invite you to contact us at (602) 252-1900.

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