Business or Commercial Litigation
Florida business trial attorney L. Reed Bloodworth is Founder and CEO of Bloodworth Law, PLLC, in Orlando and Winter Haven. The Bloodworth Law Business Litigation Team represents defendants and plaintiffs in business litigation or commercial legal disputes in cases including:
Breach of Contract: A valid contract is broken, a loss has occurred, a legal remedy is needed.
Business Torts: Describes the many causes of civil action within business litigation.
Shareholder & Partnerships: A shareholder pertains to partners or owners of a corporation. A partnership is a subset of business litigation involving company owners.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty: One party’s position breaches duty of trust to others in a contract.
Real Estate Litigation: Actions to resolve property or contract disputes.
Fraudulent Misrepresentation: One party lies to get another party into a contract with the other.
Negligent Misrepresentation: One party makes false statements to close a deal.
Business Litigation FAQs
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What is Business Litigation?
Business litigation is civil litigation involving one or more business entities as parties in a legal action or a lawsuit.
Business litigation focuses on federal and state laws involved in running a company. It can involve a dispute between a company and its stakeholders, or among directors and shareholders.
Business litigation may be necessary if one party fails to deliver what is promised in a contract. Business litigation attorneys help company owners manage the legal issues that can arise between vendors or clients, employees, taxes, contracts, and acquisitions.
Reed Bloodworth, the founding partner and CEO of Bloodworth Law PLLC, has been practicing Florida law since 2004. Business litigation cases Reed sees in his everyday practice:
- Breach of Contract
- Shareholder & Partnership Disputes
- Business Torts including:
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Fraudulent Misrepresentation
- Negligent Misrepresentation
What are Business Torts?
Business Torts are a type of case Reed handles frequently. What are business torts? Business torts are a class of civil causes of action that attorneys bring in business disputes that include:
- Fraud or fraud in the inducement
- Negligent misrepresentation
- Tortious interference on an advantageous business relationship
What is a Breach of Contract?
Business law is civil litigation which is every type of litigation that is not criminal law or criminal litigation. You’re not dealing with a crime that’s been committed.
It’s civil law meaning it’s a dispute between two or more people and deals with the rights of people or a business instead of a violent act that refers to criminal law.
A common business litigation cause of action that Reed pursues is a breach of contract.
What is a breach of contract? It is when a binding agreement between parties that is legally enforceable, whether a written contract or a verbal contract, is breached by one party. And, if when one of the parties breaches the contract, the other party suffers a type of financial damage, then it is a breach of contract.
What are Different Types of Business Litigation?
Business litigation involves legal disputes in large or small companies and applies to all categories of civil litigation pertaining to a business. Litigation is the process of having a dispute resolved in a court of law or in another formal legal proceeding.
Business litigation tackles aspects of lawsuits and legal problems related to a business, or, within one or more businesses, or, regarding business transactions, employees, or contracts. A business litigator is familiar with resolving and handling complex financial and business issues as it frequently involves significant financial documentation, review, and analysis. Bloodworth Law handles:
- Breach of contract
- Shareholder and partnership
- Business torts
- Employment law
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Professional malpractice
- Investment and securities losses
- Real estate
- Construction law
- Intellectual property
- Owner, officer, director, liability
Who’s the Best Lawyer for Your Lawsuit?
Reed Bloodworth, a Florida 2019-22 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyer® in Commercial Litigation has worked to resolve client business lawsuits in courtrooms since 2004.
Reed may work out a settlement before ever having to go into court which is an option for resolving a business litigation dispute. There is a small percentage of cases that actually become lawsuits that are tried in front of a judge and a jury.
When consulting with Reed and the Bloodworth Law team, a business owner will be provided with the options available for resolution. Often, a party to a legal dispute may decide that a six- or a seven-figure financial investment and a lengthy, possibly multi-year commitment is not the preference.
No matter which choice a client makes, Reed and the Bloodworth Law team work together toward what the client wants.
Will Your Lawyer Fight for You?
Many people say that they want a Florida attorney who is a pit bull or a shark, but will your lawyer fight for you? Do you need a fighter or a negotiator? Often, the best cases are won before a lawyer ever enters a courtroom.
Reed knows how to fight, but is equally skilled in negotiating a case. After handling hundreds of cases and working in many practice areas, Reed knows that every case needs a different tack and strategy. Every case direction depends on what the client wants to achieve.
You may want an attorney who says that they will fight it out in front of a judge and jury. The reality is you need a business attorney committed to working tirelessly to obtain the outcome needed to please and defend the rights of the client.
Sometimes a resolution can be ironed out before a case ever reaches a courtroom. So there are issues besides cost that should go into deciding whether to sue another party. How much knowledge and case experience does your lawyer have in the area in which you need help?
What's the Biggest Question?
Reed Bloodworth, who has been an attorney since 2004, has extensive resources available to utilize for client cases. From research to case preparation, investigation, processing, and court appearances, reputation is key.
Honesty and integrity and a promise to get to work on a case immediately are imperative. But one of the most important of all these legal assets is the ability to take a business lawsuit forward for a client who is intent on achieving a reasonable outcome as discussed with the legal team.
One of the virtues of the Bloodworth Law team is the promise to tell a client the possible outcomes including what the client does not want to hear. The truth is that sometimes a client wants to move forward on a case they have no chance of “winning.” In those situations, Reed Bloodworth will tell a client what can happen and why it is likely to occur even when the client has decided to fight or pursue an outcome that is not in their best interests.
Business Lawsuits on Contingency
Business lawsuits are expensive investments. Before you send an attorney into a courtroom brawl, take a breath and consider the financial commitment that goes into handling a legal problem. Did you not only choose carefully but also ask your attorney the about the cost involved? Reed Bloodworth will take cases on contingency. Will your lawyer take your case on contingency?
What is a Contingency Fee?
A contingency fee is when a lawyer takes a case and gets paid when the case pays out in a settlement or through a judgment at the end. Fortunately for Reed’s clients, the contingency fee cases include business litigation and lawsuits, personal injury cases, and trust and estate litigation cases where the plaintiff doesn’t pay until the case settles. The risk is taken by the law firm with no upfront needed from clients: no money down, no monthly check or credit card to pay just to get the case started.
Taking a case on contingency means that payment for a business lawsuit, a personal injury case, or a trust and estate case is reliant upon the case settling in or out of court and generating funds to pay the attorney from the amount, the funds that were either decided by jury or through a settlement.
In simpler terms, Reed gets paid when the business or individual client gets paid through the case settlement or judgment. The client only gets paid if Reed wins the case in court or the jury decides in the plaintiff’s favor.
Cases get started when attorney Reed Bloodworth agrees to take the case, work the case. Work begins immediately and ends via settlement out of court, or in court through a jury trial or a summary judgment. Sometimes Reed works out a deal before the case has to go before a judge and jury.
What Kinds of Business Lawsuits Will Reed Accept?
Reed Bloodworth handles the following business litigation cases:
- Breach of Contract Lawsuits
- Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
- Business Torts Lawsuits
- Construction Litigation
- Employment Litigation
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Investment Losses and Securities Fraud
- Legal Malpractice and Professional Liability
- Real Estate Litigation
How is a Case Selected?
Reed Bloodworth and Bloodworth Law take on cases that will stand up in court and that have been vetted thoroughly through a process that includes interviews and discussions with clients.
At the core of every case is the law, and the laws shape the strategy and form a basis for a client’s defense or a client’s offense.
Business lawsuits are serious decisions for any business owner, business partners or individuals who feel there is just reason for filing a legal action.
Reed will go through the aspects of the case with clients and wants to know not only what happened, but what is it that you want to end with? What is your goal for beginning a legal action against another party?
There is no opponent that Reed and the Bloodworth Law team would not be willing to go up against if the law is on the side of the client.
Attorneys fight for client cases with realistic goals for the best possible outcome in every situation. In other words, Reed will take cases that he’s confident in and willing to fight for. He will do everything in his power to work towards a decision or settlement that a client is looking to achieve.
How Do You Get Started?
Reed will meet with you about your lawsuit and find out how things reached the point where you feel that business litigation is needed. Reed will get to the heart of what you as an individual, partner, or business owner sees as a reasonable resolve to righting what is wrong.
It is rare, but Bloodworth Law may consider taking a business litigation case on contingency, vs. paying an hourly or a hybrid rate. The case must be vetted, conflict checks are required, and the Bloodworth Law team discusses and weighs the options available for resolution in the client’s best interests. Reed pursues the case using the full resources available to him.
Reed is paid when the case is decided or settled with a monetary amount that will pay the plaintiff, who then is required to pay the legal costs of the case. Few cases are selected to be handled by the firm based solely on contingency fees and may include instead a hybrid or an hourly rate.
Recent Client Recoveries
- $750,000 In a trust dispute
- $510,000 In a business dispute
- $250,000 In a trust dispute
- $417,000 In a business dispute
- $385,000 In a trust dispute
- $723,000 In a business dispute
- $435,000 In a probate litigation
- $775,000 In a Legal Malpractice Dispute