Business Litigation

Helping You Protect What Matters Most

If you own a business long enough, you will eventually encounter a business-related dispute. At Lucas & Haverkamp, we believe that the cost of doing business should not include exorbitant legal fees. That is why we work hard every day to deliver cost-effective legal solutions to our business clients. As business owners ourselves, we understand that protecting your bottom line is more than just a turn of phrase. Whether you are running a small local business or a Fortune 500 company, litigation can stop your profitability in its tracks. We help our clients navigate all manner of business disputes swiftly and effectively so they can move forward with their goals.

Large Firm Results, Small Firm Service

With us, everything is personal. At Lucas & Haverkamp, we combine big-firm results with small-firm attention. We understand the financial and personal investments that go into growing an idea into a working business. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized service designed to suit each client’s individual needs. Unlike oversized firms, we do not believe in passing cases off to junior associates or support staff. The lawyer you see at your very first meeting is the lawyer who will handle your case from start to finish. Large or small, our clients benefit from our decades of experience representing businesses in high-stakes cases.

Innovative Business Litigation Solutions

The best way to approach a case is the way that achieves the client’s goals without compromising their budget. At Lucas & Haverkamp, our focus is on helping our clients obtain optimal results in the most economical way possible. In some situations, even the most highly contested cases can be settled out of court through mediation or other dispute resolution options. When negotiations fail, however, we provide our clients with rigorous trial representation and we have a long history of outstanding trial results. Whether your business is a family-owned operation or a large corporate enterprise, we have the experience and skill to handle whatever comes your way.

Experienced California Business Litigators

Business disputes come in various forms. With decades of experience representing California businesses in both state and federal courts, we support clients in a wide variety of matters. Our experience includes:

Breach of Contract

Breach of contract cases appear in all shapes and sizes. At Lucas & Haverkamp, we take on cases involving contract fraud, such as deceptive terms, misrepresentation, and fraudulent concealment. Our practice also handles breach of fiduciary duty claims where a partner, board member, or corporate officer acted wrongfully.

Business Dissolution

Whether your business is big or small, dissolution is a challenging process that requires the know-how of experienced legal counsel. From closely-held businesses to large corporations, we help shareholders, partners, and families wrap up their affairs and navigate any related litigation.

Unfair Business Practices

We represent businesses defending and pursuing claims under California’s Unfair Business Practices Act, which addresses everything from fraud to false advertising.

Our business litigation practice is as versatile and varied as the businesses we represent. Our knowledge base extends to all areas of business litigation, including real estate, employment law, and premises liability. From the negotiation table to the courtroom, we have you – and your business – covered.

Speak to a Business Litigation Attorney Today

You have worked too hard to leave your legal representation to chance. If your business is threatened by a legal dispute, let us help you find an effective solution. Call us today at (858) 535-4000 to speak with a business litigation attorney.

Significant Business Litigation Results and Engagements:

  • Defeated individual breach of fiduciary duty claims against CEO of telecommunications company. Court found damages claim could not be maintained in non-derivative action.
  • Represented international manufacturer in breach of exclusive US sales and marketing agreement in US District Court and subsequent 10-day arbitration.
  • Successfully defended nationwide foreign exchange service from claims of breach of contract and unfair business practices
  • Successfully defended sports marketing company against involuntary dissolution.
  • Represented auto parts distributor in shareholder derivative action.

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