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Burr & Forman’s success in representing corporate clients in commercial disputes is based on our extensive experience and commitment to establishing strong, personal, and long-term relationships with our clients.

Our attorneys strive for a complete understanding our clients’ businesses and goals which better enables us to assist them with their litigation prevention strategies.

When unavoidable litigation does occur, our attorneys have extensive trial and arbitration experience along with a track record of achieving results for our clients. We have successfully tried commercial cases in the Southeast and across the country involving breach of contract, commercial fraud and misrepresentation, bad faith, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust, franchise, securities, intellectual property, construction, and other issues. In many cases, injunctive relief is vital to protecting a client’s interest on short notice. Our commercial litigators have vast experience with temporary restraining orders (TROs) and preliminary injunction hearings.

Efficiency and results are our primary objectives. Representing both national and international companies, we work closely with our clients to insure that we are providing cost-effective services that address the company’s overall goals. Whether we are counseling on litigation avoidance or standing before a jury at trial, our team of commercial litigators is well equipped to handle the situation.

Business Torts
Not all business disputes arise under contracts.

Business disputes can engender a whole host of tort claims, ranging from tortious interference with business relations claims to defamation claims. Unfortunately, not everyone in the marketplace plays fairly and by the rules. What may, at first glance, appear to be a dispute over a contract may turn into a claim for fraud in the inducement, exposing the defendant to damage claims well in excess of what could be claimed under the contract alone. Burr attorneys have the experience to help you, whether you need to sue another business for the torts it committed against you or if you are faced with business tort claims.

Contract Disputes
When a business deal goes "bad," the first thing the parties may do is look at their contract — what was promised, and were these promises kept?

There are, of course, two sides to every story, so whether you think the other side is not fulfilling its contract or whether you think that your company is being wrongly accused of breaching a contract, Burr may be able to help you. Burr attorneys have litigated all types of contract disputes and are well-versed in UCC provisions governing commercial contracts for the sale of goods.

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Texas District Court Addresses Prior Express Consent
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