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What Is Business Litigation vs. Commercial Litigation?

What Is Business Litigation vs. Commercial Litigation?

Florida attorney L. Reed Bloodworth, a 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyer® for his work in Commercial Litigation is Founder and CEO of Bloodworth Law.

Reed addresses the question: What is the difference between business litigation vs. commercial litigation?

Business litigation and commercial litigation are sometimes used interchangeably yet hold distinct differences.

Business litigation and laws involve the governing of how businesses operate.

Commercial litigation and laws govern the commerce of business which is the industry of trade.

What Is Business Litigation?

Business litigation involves federal AND state laws that determine how businesses function. Examples of business litigation include:

  • Company formation
  • Partnership agreements
  • Supplier contracts
  • Shareholder, partner, director rights
  • Company-owned property/building/leasing/land
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Construction contracts
  • Partnership and shareholder agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Employment laws, protections, standards, and, much more.

What is Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation describes legal disputes involving commerce or trade. Issues that originate while buying or selling goods or services.

Examples of commercial litigation include:

  • Business zoning
  • Buying products
  • Providing services
  • Selling goods
  • Sales contract terms and conditions
  • Financial transactions
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Leasing rights
  • Land rights
  • Property usage
  • Secured transactions

What Is Commerce?

Commerce is the exchange, large-scale buying and/or selling of services, products, commodities involving transport from place to place.

What Are Commercial Disputes?

Commerce or commercial disputes stem from sale and distribution of goods, secured financing and transactions. Examples of commercial litigation cases are:

  • Class-action lawsuits
  • Multi-district lawsuits
  • Legal battles that cross state lines which become federal disputes because there are differences in individual state laws

Business litigation and commercial litigation are both examples of civil litigation involving one or more business entities as parties in a lawsuit or a legal action.

But, a difference between business litigation and commercial litigation is the regulation and the statutes that govern the two legal practices. Whether federal and state laws in business litigation or federal laws in commercial litigation.

About Bloodworth Law

Bloodworth Law, an Orlando and Winter Haven law firm, is a 2022 U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firm.” If you’re a party to a business litigation or a commercial litigation dispute, talk to Reed and the Bloodworth Law team will interview you to find out what your legal situation is.

You’ll find out how the Bloodworth Law Business or Commercial Litigation Team can help you, your family, or, your business.

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