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Business & Commercial Litigation

Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP represents a wide variety of businesses for their litigation needs through trial and appeal.  This includes national and local distributors and manufacturers, international insurance companies, venture capitalists, vehicle dealerships, clothing makers and retailers, book sellers, developers, and laboratories — as well as construction companies and defense contractors.

GETTING CLIENTS OUT OF TROUBLE. AND HELPING THEM AVOID IT.

Even the best-managed and well-intentioned businesses will likely encounter a legal problem eventually.  When trouble does come knocking, you want the right resources to handle the situation decisively, efficiently, and effectively.  The tenacious attorneys at Finch, Thornton & Baird have proven themselves in state and federal courts, and in virtually all alternative dispute resolution forums.  As important as our ability to get clients out of trouble, however, is our ability to help them avoid it.  In fact, our long history of successful courtroom litigation experience is exactly why Finch, Thornton & Baird is so well prepared to create the strongest possible legal protections and business agreements up front.

SOMETIMES THE SITUATION CALLS FOR MORE THAN A SMART LAWYER.

While legal services are the cornerstone of our practice, today’s rapidly changing business environment often requires the insights of a smart business person, too.  Someone to help analyze risk and opportunity. Someone who sees the bigger picture.  Someone who can connect the impact of legal issues to difficult, real-life business issues.  Which is why it should come as no surprise that Finch, Thornton & Baird clients recently ranked our ability to deliver experienced business acumen second only to the consistent legal results we achieve.

Expertise with Business and Commercial Litigation includes:

  • Partnership disputes
  • Joint venture disputes
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary duty disputes
  • Stock sale and asset sale disputes
  • Executive compensation disputes
  • Shareholder buy-sell disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Purchase order disputes
  • Corporate merger and buyout disputes
  • Debt and equity financing and private security offerings disputes
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure disputes
  • Teaming disputes
  • Licensing disputes
  • Warranties disputes
  • Negligence disputes
  • Fraud disputes
  • Real estate purchase and sale disputes
  • Real estate lease disputes
  • Uniform commercial code issues of sales and security interests disputes
  • Risk of loss disputes
  • Distribution and sales disputes
  • Unfair and unlawful competition disputes
  • Products liability disputes
  • Equipment lease disputes
  • Trade secrets disputes
  • Intellectual property relating to copyrights, patents, service marks, and trademarks disputes
  • Intentional torts disputes

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The firm’s client performed property inspection and preservation services for SCVMS throughout Southern California. Disputes…

Private Golf Club v. Directors of an HOA

The firm’s three clients were sued by a private golf club for breach of fiduciary…

Defense Of Claims For Breach Of Commercial Lease, Conversion, And Alter Ego

The Firm represented defendant general contractor, its president, and affiliated entities in an action for…

Bond V. Salem, et al.

The firm successfully defended a client against a fraudulent transfer action relating to a property…

Sprotte + Watson Architecture & Planning, Inc. v. Santee School District et al.

The dispute involved a nine school site construction project at a local school district, valued…

Dhando Investments, Inc. v. Staley, Inc.

The firm's client was an Arkansas corporation that was sued in Los Angeles for various…

Earth Patterns v. Garville et al.

Arbitration regarding private work of improvement resulting in judgment in favor of firm's contractor client…

Arbitration Of Software Agreement

The firm's client contacted with a software developer for a custom, cloud based software application…

Claim of Copyright Infringement

The firm's construction client was sued for violation of copyright over the use of images…

First Class Water and Shower v. B. L. Murphy, dba B. L. Murphy & Sons

Two week jury trial regarding breach of contract and conversion resulting in 10-2 verdict in…

Dispute Over Enforceability Of “Settlement Agreement” (Arbitration)

The Firm represented an auditing company in a dispute with a software development firm hired…

Real Estate – Land Buyer v. Land Seller

The firm represented the purchaser of an automotive related property against the seller for costs…

Dissolution And Accounting Of Limited Liability Company

The firm represented two members of a limited liability company against a third member in…

Fraudulent Solicitation Of Investment In Construction Business (Jury Trial)

The Firm represented General Contractor against a former business partner who fraudulently induced General Contractor’s…

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