Our attorneys have the experience and know-how to handle complex issues and get results. We handle complex and routine litigation for our business clients and individuals involved in small claims and breach of contract type disputes but we treat each matter independently and will not cut-and-paste our way through your case.
We represent clients in front of trial judges, juries, arbitrators, and mediators for matters that range from the common breach of contract case or shareholder disputes in state court, to multi-million dollar franchise, trademark and business disputes… For our clients, the most important case is one in which they are involved. We give their case the priority that it deserves.
What makes litigation “complex”?
Wasch Raines defines complex litigation as disputes that present unusual challenges because of the nature of the underlying facts, the amount of documentation at issue, the number of parties, the high stakes dollar amount or injunctive relief in dispute, and the pendency of other related actions. When our clients are involved in complex litigation cases, we work to solve problems creatively in ways that are consistent with the strategic goals and budget of our clients. For the majority of cases, our lawyers work to posture the case with the goal of achieving as favorable of a settlement as is possible.
Our attorneys have the experience and know-how to handle the complex issues and get results. We handle “simple” litigation too for our business clients and individuals involved in small claims and breach of contract type disputes but we treat each matter independently and will not cut-and-paste our way through your case. We represent clients in front of trial judges, juries, arbitrators, and mediators for matters that range from the common contract or shareholder disputes in state court, to multi-million dollar trademark and business disputes in federal court. For our clients, the most important case is one they are involved in, and we give your case the priority that it deserves.
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The following is a brief overview of our complex litigation practice areas:
Franchise Law Disputes
Commercial Contract Disputes
Commercial and Residential Construction Law
Real Estate Disputes
Employment Law (FMLA, ERISA, EEOC, FLSA, etc.)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Bankruptcy Litigation/Fraudulent Transfers
Unfair and Deceptive Practices
Claims of fraud, breach of contract, misappropriation of funds, improper accounting and reporting, failure of representations and warranties, and failure to achieve results based on best efforts arising out of business transactions often involve complex and unique legal theories. The attorneys in our Complex Litigation Practice have the legal skills necessary to manage and marshal evidence and testimony, protecting and defending a client’s interest post-merger.
Wasch Raines’ franchise litigation practice has an unmatched depth of experience in the franchise arena which often is litigated in federal court and arbitration. These claims often involve allegations of breach of contract, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, state franchise act violations, disclosure violations, failure pay royalties, misappropriation of funds, associational cases and more. Our franchise attorneys have the skills to represent both franchisors and franchisees in these disputes. Wasch Raines serves as lead counsel in franchise cases all over the country and as trusted local counsel for national firms in Florida disputes.
Wasch Raines’ litigation services are regularly retained for the purpose of defending and enforcing contracts for the delivery of goods and services and financing agreements related to business operations. These disputes include the defense and enforcement of security agreements; personal guaranties and promissory notes; indemnity and insuring agreements; and a wide variety of complex and routine contracts.
Wasch Raines regularly represents clients enforcing and defending claims arising out of licensing and distribution agreements. These matters include obtaining, enforcing, and defending against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, and claims for declaratory relief. Our attorneys have litigated these claims all over the state of Florida and in other jurisdictions.
Our clients’ commercial operations involve a variety of leases and real property ownership arrangements, and we incorporate all aspects of commercial real property litigation into our firm’s practice. Our litigation team and real estate attorneys work hand in hand to offer clients continuity of representation in uniquely specialized areas of law. We represent both landlords and tenants in disputes and regularly appear in state and federal court on these issues. Clients also look to Wasch Raines to enforce and defend the contractual arrangements involved in land development, construction, and improvements for commercial properties.
Wasch Raines’ trademark and intellectual property team often litigates disputes in federal court and through the TTAB. We are well-versed in Lanham Act and false advertising claims as they appear regularly in franchise and business disputes. Our attorneys are retained to protect the intellectual property interests of our clients and businesses across the State of Florida.
All of these areas of litigation have their own particular requirements, and depending on the facts of your case, we can take a strategic approach to reaching a conclusion. In some cases, simple negotiation with the other party may bring a settlement or agreement, while in other situations we will have to commit to trial litigation to present your position fully. In any case, we bring a thorough knowledge of the law and how it can be applied, combined with our courtroom experience and advocacy skills.
We provide our clients with litigation budgets and stick to them, knowing that cost-efficiency is an essential part of resolving a dispute. Our approach is to keep our clients in the loop every step of the way, and one way we do that is to give our clients our cell phone numbers for ease of contact. That way, you will always know the status of your case and the next steps required to continue.
Wasch Raines’ diverse specializations allow our clients access to the legal services they require to meet their needs. Our complex litigation team encompasses the full range of commercial transactions and disputes including: