Commercial Litigation

Our lawyers have the knowledge, insight and experience to provide you with spirited representation and strategic guidance through the realm of litigated business disputes.  We bring an understanding of both the underlying business disputes that often give rise to lawsuits, as well as the ins and outs of the court process necessary to navigate a case through the court system to a satisfactory resolution.  We want you to identify your unique goals and needs, and find the best path to satisfy them.  Whether a dispute is just brewing, or proceedings have been filed in state or federal court, before an arbitration panel or in another venue, we will be there with you every step of the way.

We have served our clients in the following types of litigated cases (among others):

Real Estate Disputes

  • Enforcement of Purchase / Sale Agreements
  • Enforcement of Commercial Lease Obligations
  • Forcible entry and detainer / eviction proceedings
  • Enforcement of Water Rights
  • Preserving Entitlements
  • Enforcement of Restrictive Use Covenants
  • Enforcement of Real Property Liens


Contract Disputes

  • Business Buy and Sell Agreements
  • Operating Agreements and Shareholder Agreements;
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Non-Compete Obligations
  • Construction Contracts
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Receiverships
  • Provisional Remedies.
  • UCC – Secured Lender Sales
  • Lender Liability Defense


Wrongful Business Practices

  • Fraud
  • Violation of Statutory Duties, e.g., Arizona Consumer Fraud Statute, Arizona Fraudulent Transfer Act
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations
  • Conversion, Theft, Damage to Property


Employment Disputes

  • Trade Secrets
  • Non-Compete Clauses



  • United States Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court
  • Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
  • Arizona Supreme Court
  • Arizona Court of Appeals


Along with the breadth of experience in these areas of litigation,  we have provided these services to our clients in a broad range of industries:

  • Real Estate Developers
  • Property Managers
  • Shopping and Industrial Center Owners
  • Apartment Project Owners
  • Bankers and other Lenders
  • Credit Unions
  • Asset Based Lenders
  • “Hard-Money” Lenders
  • Hospitality  –  Hotels and Restaurants
  • Aviation
  • Medical Practices
  • Business Turnaround Professionals
  • Real Estate Brokers/Agents
  • Escrow and Title Companies
  • Wholesalers of Goods
  • Manufacturers of Industrial and Consumer Goods
  • Auto Dealerships and Auto Repair Facilities
  • Municipalities
  • State Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Equipment Rental Businesses
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Printers
  • General and Sub-Contractors
  • Private and Charter Schools