If you are faced with a business dispute, Slate Stern Law will provide you the diligent and aggressive representation you deserve. Contact Slate Stern Law to discuss how we can obtain a successful resolution to your business dispute.
Slate Stern Law has extensive experience handling a wide array of commercial and business litigation cases to include contract disputes, property rights disputes, breach of contract disputes, construction disputes, commercial torts, deceptive trade practices, fraud claims, partnership disputes, insurance and bad faith claims, commercial debt disputes, conversion or theft claims, employment disputes, and shareholder litigation. We understand that litigation can put at risk everything our clients have worked so hard to achieve. Our mission is to help our clients resolve their business disputes through the most efficient means available.
The following are examples of some of the types of injury cases we handle:
- Bet the Company Litigation
- Corporate Securities
- Directors Officers Litigation
- Eminent Domain
- Energy Enviromental Disputes
- Financial Institution Disputes
- Real Estate and Construction Disputes
- Unfair Competition
- Unfair Trade Practices
- Copyright Trade Secrets Litigation
- Disputes between businesses
- Contract Litigation
- Tortious Interference
- Breaches of Commercial Leases
- Fraud in the Sale of Real Estate
- Disputes Against Insurance Companies
- Fraud and Misrepresentation
- Breach of Contract
Slate Stern Law is respected for its business law and commercial litigation practices in New Mexico. We have successfully litigated on behalf of numerous clients in New Mexico. Slate Stern Law has been helping clients since the 1994 providing legal counsel, advice, guidance, courtroom representation and litigation services. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, experienced business lawyer in Santa Fe, New Mexico, contact us today to see how we can assist you.
Business law is sometimes referred to as commercial law and is that branch of legal practice that includes a wide range of representation, from formation of corporate entities, to drafting corporate bylaws, writing human resource policies, crafting covenant not compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other agreements that pertain to businesses as they relate to individuals, other businesses, and the government. It likewise includes business disputes and termination of businesses such as corporate wind-down and sometimes litigation.
With their vast experience and in-depth understanding of business law, Slate Stern Law can advise and represent clients on a day-to-day basis as they run their businesses and manage their commercial interests. Every business carries with it specific risks and potential rewards. We will work in our clients’ best interests with vigor to identify their business objectives and help them execute their business plans whether it be in negotiations or during times of conflict where the results are determined by courts or administrative agencies.
At Slate Stern Law, clients can count on finding an experienced business law attorney to represent them adequately when it comes to drafting corporate documents, negotiating contracts, writing agreements or managing litigation. Slate Stern Law has the necessary legal tools that ensure they are efficient in litigation. The litigation experience we have includes;
- Bench trials before a Judge
- Judge and Jury Trials
- Administrative Trials
- Summary Judgment Motions
Many business owners, commercial enterprises, and individuals often wait until the last minute to seek legal recourse in business matters. Slate Stern Law is always available to assist in emergency cases. Any business person, company or organization in need of advice or litigation services should contact us as soon as possible. Every client at Slate Stern Law receives the personal attention and direct involvement of Slate Stern in drafting documents, negotiating agreements, writing contracts and resolving disputes in litigation. You deserves personal attention from a Santa Fe business lawyer who understands your unique business. Slate Stern Law can be reached at its Santa Fe office by phone, email or directly at the office Slate Stern Law today for legal representation that is tailored to your specific objectives.
Commercial Litigation in Santa Fe
Commercial enterprises face a number of challenges that they must address in order to protect their interests and stay competitive. For example, intellectual property matters may threaten the exclusivity and profitability of a business. Unfair or deceptive trade practices could cause similarly harmful consequences. It is important to identify and deal with these situations quickly and decisively in order to preserve a business and its future success.
Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
Many businesses are owned by more than one person. Even privately owned businesses can be owned or managed by dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of people. Naturally, disagreements arise in connection with the operation of a business; however, allegations of oppressive or unlawful conduct can lead to bitter litigation between owners, partners, or shareholders—putting the future, expansion, control, or even dissolution of a business into question.
Business Fraud In New Mexico – What is it?
Business fraud can arise in every industry and in every type of business relationship. While the facts and details are always different, these cases usually involve allegations that somebody lied or did not disclose the complete truth. Slate Stern represents plaintiffs in disputes involving allegations of business fraud. Slate Stern has recovered substantial amounts for businesses as plaintiffs in cases of business fraud cases.
Breach of Contract In New Mexico
One of the most fundamental business disputes is a breach of contract. Ultimately, when someone breaches a contract, an election has to be made about whether to institute some legal proceeding. Depending on the contract, a proper forum may be in state or federal court, or in some other contracted forum such as arbitration.
Interference with Prospective Contracts in New Mexico
While tortious interference deals with claims made when a contract is already in place, there is another category for relationships that have not yet been made official. Interference with prospective contracts deals with just that—attempting to prevent a contract from being agreed to by two parties. As business disputes go, such conduct is illegal.
Learn More About Interference with Prospective Contracts in New Mexico
Breach of Fiduciary Duty in New Mexico
The law recognizes the existence of fiduciary duties resulting for special relationships of trust or confidence in certain individuals. Fiduciary duties can arise out of formal relationships, such as a lawyer or partner, or even informal relationships, if the specific facts or circumstances require the imposition of fiduciary duties.
The law recognizes a wide variety of business torts which may arise under a number of circumstances, such as during the sale or acquisition of a business, when one business unlawfully interferes with a contract or relationship, or when a former employee steals proprietary and confidential trade secrets.
Tortious interference claims may arise when a party unlawfully interferes with an existing contract or prospective business relations. Either scenario can result in a lost deal, rejected bid, or canceled contract that otherwise would have come to fruition. Invariably, such a loss can result in losses of thousands, millions, or even billions of dollars.
The difference between success and failure in the fiercely competitive world of business and commerce can come down to a unique idea, innovation, formula, strategy, or process. It is paramount that businesses protect this information and secure its confidentiality to ensure it does not end up in the hands of the competition.
Unfair competition refers primarily to dishonest or deceptive practices that cause economic injury to businesses. The doctrine of “unfair competition” has been recognized by New Mexico courts as an umbrella category arising out of business conduct contrary to honest practices in business.
Additional Business Litigation Information
How You Can Avoid a Partnership Dispute
When you own a business that is structured as a partnership, it is important to have a well-crafted partnership agreement in place that provides as many details as possible to avoid a partnership dispute between or among partners. Yet there are more ways of avoiding...
Between Business Litigation, Arbitration, and Mediation?
When you are facing a business dispute, it is important to work with an experienced Santa Fe business litigation attorney who can help you to determine the best course of action for resolving the dispute in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Generally speaking,...
Spoliation of Evidence in Your Business Litigation Case
When you are involved in a business dispute that may soon be going to trial, it is essential to learn about the concept of spoliation of evidence to understand how you could end up facing additional business litigation. Even when you are the plaintiff in a business...
Arbitration Agreements in New Mexico:
If you are facing a business dispute, are there situations in which arbitration may be required or mandatory? In other words, can an existing arbitration agreement mean that the parties cannot take the case to court? Many businesses in New Mexico have contracts with...
What Does the Business Litigation Process Look Like?
Many small businesses and companies that are facing a business dispute for the first time want to understand more about the business litigation process. If your business has never filed a lawsuit in the past or defended against a claim, it can be difficult to know...
Business Litigation: Common Employee Complaints
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Business Dispute: Spoliation of Evidence in Business Litigation
If your company is involved in business litigation or is anticipating litigation over an existing business dispute, it is critical for you to understand how courts handle cases involving spoliation of evidence. In short, you are not allowed to destroy business...
PPP Loans: What Should Businesses Expect if They Close After Receiving PPP Loans?
PPP Loans: If you own a small business in Santa Fe and you received an SBA loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), or if you received an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), you should be aware of what could happen if you ultimately need to close your...
How to Resolve Shareholder Disputes
When your business is facing a shareholder dispute, or you are contending with the potential outcomes of a shareholder dispute, it is important to have an experienced Santa Fe business litigation attorney on your side. While shareholder disputes do not necessarily...
Breach of Contract – What to Know.
In our business litigation practice, we routinely represent businesses that are facing litigation as a result of a breach of contract. There are various types of contracts that can lead to a breach of contract claim, and the need for a business to file a claim or to...