Experienced Business and Commercial Litigation Lawyers

Our business and commercial litigation lawyers combine decades of legal, business, and financial experience to each dispute they face. Every commercial litigation firm claims to approach business suits aggressively with an eye on trial, but at Burford Perry we have the experience across myriad disputes to understand that each is unique. Though our lawyers have successfully tried more cases than most, we recognize that some disputes are better handled through strategic negotiation rather than all out litigation.

Why Burford Perry LLP?

As a boutique litigation firm, we have the advantage of selectively building our team. Before law school, Robert Burford worked as an accountant for two Big Eight accounting firms. He continued building his financial acumen when starting his career as a tax attorney before honing his commercial trial skills over twenty years at nationally recognized boutique litigation firm Gibbs & Bruns. Shawn Johnson, similarly, was a Deloitte trained Certified Public Accountant before law school.

Our remaining attorneys dialed in their business litigation skills through years of experience. Before forming Burford Perry, Brent Perry spent more than two decades resolving business disputes and trying commercial cases. For example, in 2015, he settled a minority shareholder’s suit for over $3 million despite the Texas Supreme Court essentially terminating shareholder oppression claims during the case. Recent partner addition, Matt Parks, cut his teeth representing one of the major defendants in the Deepwater Horizon litigation. And our newest lawyer, Zach Carlson, spent two years in appellate clerkships before joining the firm.

We pride ourselves on applying this experience to understand the nuances of our clients’ goals and businesses, so we know what success means for each case. While we have a proven track record of aggressively protecting our clients’ interests and obtaining successful verdicts in judge and jury trials, we have just as strong a history resolving disputes outside of the courtroom. After all, sometimes the best solution is through negotiation, arbitration, or other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Our clients can be sure, though, that when negotiations break down out attorneys have repeatedly won the most serious, bet the company litigation. We put our clients first and will work with you to decide which method will be successful.

Types of Business and Commercial Litigation

The legal team at Burford Perry LLP is experienced in a variety of business and commercial litigation. We have handled complex, high-stakes business disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants, including those involving:

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty – Accusations of breach of fiduciary duty are serious and often complex. This complexity and the high burden placed on fiduciaries necessitates a skilled business litigation attorney to reach a successful resolution.
  • Directors’ and Officers’ Liability – Determining if officers or directors are legally liable for their poor decisions and the resultant harm can be complicated. Officers and directors enjoy certain protections from litigation, starting as early as the early jurisdictional stages, that must be approached with care. Liability does not always attach to a business’s financial loss
  • Partnership Disputes – When partners disagree, it can put the entire business in jeopardy. However, there are many ways to peacefully and successfully resolve partnership disputes with the help of an experienced attorney.
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation – Sometimes a company’s most important information is not just confidential but also trade secret. When these trade secrets are stolen, the ensuing litigation must be handled delicately.
  • Breach of Contract – Commercial litigation frequently starts when one party refuses to uphold its end of a contract. Despite being a common occurrence, breach of contract disputes can be complicated by each contract’s unique nature
  • Business Fraud – Allegations of business fraud are incredibly serious and can sometimes involve criminal components. Only experienced attorneys should handle business fraud claims.
  • Real Estate – Real estate deals can be complicated, and when they go wrong it can cost millions. To protect your property, always work with an experienced real estate litigation attorney.
  • Shareholder Disputes – All shareholders have rights and when these rights are infringed upon, dispute quickly arise. If a shareholder dispute is not handled correctly, it can destroy a business’s reputation and profitability.
  • Church Disputes – Like all organizations, churches have disputes, but unlike other organizations, churches need an attorney who understands how churches operate. Churches seeking legal advice need to choose an attorney who knows how solve disputes while preserving the integrity of the church.

Don’t Wait to Speak to an Experienced Business and Commercial Litigation Lawyer

When you work with Burford Perry LLP, our attorneys will work closely with you to understand your needs and pain points so we can determine the best course of action to protect your interests. We create unique and individualized dispute resolution strategies that minimize the impact to your business. Our attorneys have worked on both sides of business cases, which means we have insight into how the other side works. This insight continues to serve our clients well today. If you have business or commercial litigation needs, reach out to us online today or call us at 713-401-9790.