Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation is any legal controversy related to business issues, more specifically business conflicts. Such conflicts may involve:

Partnerships — litigation among partnerships and owners.
Contracts — with customers, vendors or employees.
Competition Agreements — restrictive covenants to prevent employees from taking customers to another business or divulging company secrets.
Environment — federal regulations regarding air, water and ground; additionally, land use regulations, building codes, zoning ordinances and restrictions, environmental hazards and public easements.

Issues that are not handled properly can lead to lengthy, expensive proceedings. At Waddell, Cole & Jones, our attorneys represent corporate clients regarding the following matters:

  • Contract disputes, including breach of contract
  • Real estate problems
  • Shareholder rights suits
  • Construction issues
  • Securities concerns
  • Claims dealing with lender liability laws
  • Employment issues
  • Environmental concerns
  • Licensing and regulation issues
  • Business torts

Our attorneys are highly skilled in high-stakes commercial litigation, including multi-district litigation and class action lawsuits. We know the costs involved in litigating commercial disputes, so we perform ongoing cost-benefit analyses for our clients. In order to save you the time and expense of a trial, we work to resolve the issues through negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

Through each stage of litigation, we communicate with our clients and explain the issues involved as well as their legal options. If it becomes clear that a dispute cannot be resolve without a trial, we are forceful and effective advocates in the courtroom.

Attorneys

Ralph W. Waddell

Principal
870.336.8226
870.931.1800

Robert J. Gibson

Principal
870.336.8242
870.931.1800

Justin E. Parkey

Associate
870.336.8252
870.931.1800

Nathan C. Looney

Associate
870.336.8248
870.931.1800

Samuel T. Waddell

Associate
870.336.8266
870.931.1800

J. Lauren Ball

Associate
870.336.8258
870.931.1800