Commercial Litigation & Business Disputes

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Protect your rights with a Fort Lauderdale business disputes lawyer

When you retain the Firm to represent you in a business dispute, you are ensuring that you will be represented by an experienced and passionate business lawyer who is well-versed in all aspects of business litigation. The Firm was founded principally as a business litigation firm with one goal in mind: excellence in all we do. Accordingly, the Firm’s clients can expect to receive a level of service commonly associated with large, national law firms, but with greater personal attention. Our client-centered approach, experience in litigating cases in state and federal courts, and passion for handling business disputes frequently result in significant savings to our clients in the form of favorable settlements, the elimination of unnecessary litigation expenses, and favorable court rulings in litigation and at trial.

Experienced in handling complex business litigation in Florida state and federal courts

Led by Fort Lauderdale business lawyer Justin C. Carlin, the Firm is experienced in handling a wide variety of business disputes in both state and federal courts. Mr. Carlin has represented clients in complex business litigation (involving complicated legal or case management issues where the amount in controversy often exceeds $1 million), but also in routine business disputes where the amount in controversy is less than $50,000.00. The following list describes some of the areas of business litigation in which the Firm currently practices:

  • – Contract and Warranty Disputes
  • – Shareholder, Partnership, and Joint Venture Disputes
  • – Fraud, Defamation, and Other Business Torts
  • – Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices
  • – Commercial Collections
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Mortgage Foreclosure
  • – Foreclosure of Collateral under the Uniform Commercial Code (the “UCC”)
  • – Commercial Insurance Disputes
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • – Actions for Unpaid Wages
  • – Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Litigation
  • – Enforcement of Non-Competition/Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • – Intellectual Property Litigation
  • – Trademark Litigation
  • – Unfair Competition
  • – Florida’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • – Construction Litigation
  • – Appeals

Recognized for excellence in business litigation and trial advocacy

In recognition of his accomplishments as a Florida business disputes lawyer, Fort Lauderdale attorney Justin C. Carlin has been selected as a “Florida Rising Star” in the area of business litigation—a recognition conferred on no more than 2.5% of Florida attorneys—and recently became a fellow in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Trial College at Harvard Law School, to which no more than 36 trial attorneys throughout the country are accepted every two years.

Contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale business lawyer to represent you in your business or partnership dispute

If you are involved in a business or partnership dispute in any of Palm Beach, Broward, or Miami-Dade counties, then contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale business lawyer to assist you with the dispute. We may be able to assist you with recovering assets or property to which you are entitled, or with defending a lawsuit that has been brought against your business. To schedule a consultation with a Fort Lauderdale business lawyer, call (954) 440-0901 or complete the contact information form appearing immediately below.

A boxing match is won long, long before the fighters step in the ring. The one that works the hardest preparing almost always wins – even against odds and against fighters with more experience. Justin’s performance in my case was a testament to that. He was fighting a whole team of attorneys by himself for most of the case and kicking their ass. My only regret is not getting to watch the trial, as the case settled after jury selection. -Dave

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Energetic, determined, personable, smart, resourceful, and ambitious, Mr. Carlin demonstrates key attributes of some of the nation's top litigators. I've been able to refer Mr. Carlin cases and he has exceeded my expectations each time. I would trust him with not only a client's woes but also with my own, Mr. Carlin is one of the very select few I would trust to pursue my rights, or to defend me should the occasion arise. -Attorney in the community

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I’m 46, have worked countless attorneys in different areas of the law, courts and litigation. Justin is one of the best communicators, responders & easy to understand & work with lawyers I’ve met. His research, preciseness and clarity of opinions are simple & easy to understand for any lay person, a rare find in a lawyer. –Eric

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Florida Business Litigation Appellate Update: Forum-Selection Clauses

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