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Business and Commercial Transactions and Litigation

Commercial disputes can significantly impact a business’s ability to function efficiently and achieve its goals. Jones Carr McGoldrick helps companies involved in commercial litigation assess their options and make decisions consistent with their objectives. We provide each client with customized and focused legal services – services that effectively protect the client’s business interests while protecting the client’s business philosophy.

Transactional Practice

Jones Carr McGoldrick represents both companies and individuals in an array of commercial and business transactions.  From business formation for new business owners and entrepreneurs, to equity infusions, acquisitions, and liquidity events, we help our clients build and maintain companies structured to achieve their visions.  We have represented some of our clients for more than twenty years, forming numerous start-ups, helping them grow and thrive, maintaining compliance with laws and managing business risks.  Our attorneys have handled hundreds of matters to effectively meet our clients’ transactional and corporate law needs including: 

  • Business formation
  • Asset and ownership sales and purchases
  • Contract negotiation, drafting and review
  • Employment agreement and covenant not to compete drafting
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Trade secrets
  • Corporate governance and risk management advice
  • Capital raises

Litigation Practice

We engage our clients from the outset to understand their industry and the business issues at the heart of the dispute, positioning us to efficiently and effectively represent clients in disputes with third parties, between owners, or with current or former employees. Our experience comprises both high-stakes litigation and more commonplace commercial disputes and includes trials in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels.  We treat every dispute as though our clients’ business depends on the outcome, and we recognize that each dispute must be managed in a cost-efficient manner.

We have represented hundreds of individuals and businesses in commercial cases, helped them assess their options, and implemented strategies consistent with their objectives.  Representative industries include healthcare, construction, transportation, IT consulting and management, product manufacturing and distribution, insurance, and media.

We provide each client with customized and focused legal services—services that protect both the client’s business interests and business philosophy—in the following types of lawsuits:

  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Unfair competition
  • Tortious interference with contracts/business relations
  • Officer and director liability
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) violations
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Property disputes


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