Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation is the body of law which covers business conflict; and differs slightly from business law, which generally deals in the drafting of business agreements.

abel3Florida Commercial law applies to the relations, conduct and rights of individual persons and businesses engaged in merchandising, trade, commerce and sales. Persons hiring a lawyer to represent them in these issues can range from private citizens, to small local business owners, to large multi-national corporations. However, large companies often have commercial litigation lawyers on staff, making it difficult for other parties to effectively defend their position unless they also retain legal counsel.

The types of litigation which may arise under this heading include but are not limited to:

  • Breaches of Contract
  • Employee/Employer Disputes
  • Franchise Disputes
  • Dissolution of a Business
  • Partnership Disputes
  • ERISA and RICO Issues
  • Disputes over Non-Compete Clauses
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty / Professional Liability Litigation
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Class Action Lawsuits
  • Securities and Anti-Trust Litigation


Unfortunately, when dealing with business, control and money, human nature often eventually tends towards disputes.

Litigation is not fun and no one ever truly wins in the end.  I promise that I will listen to you, provide life lessons and a Biblcal approach to litigation.  I believe that part of the process needs to be reconciliation between the parties.  Often a law suit stems from a simple dispute between friends or long time business partners.  In any event, God has much to say to Christians who find themselves in this kind of situation.  Are you interested in taking a different approach?

I will represent you, I will represent your company, and I will fight for all that is yours.  I will uphold the highest standard of the law.  I will also offer you some advice from my 20 years of experience as an attorney and 19 years as a real estate investor and landlord.  If you ask, I will also counsel you in what God has to say about your situation.

For individuals or small businesses facing larger organizations, the disputes can seem overwhelming.  Having a Sarasota commercial litigation attorney can assist you in defending your rightful position. Call Sarasota lawyer Scott Van Ness today at 941-922-7900, to determine if you have a lawful dispute. Commercial litigation attorneys level the playing field and allow your voice and position to be heard.