Boca Raton, Florida Business and Construction Dispute Litigation and Arbitration Attorney

South Florida, including Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Delray Beach Business and Construction Litigation and Arbitration Attorney:

The Law Office of Russell L. Forkey, P.A. handles all types of contract disputes including business and construction disputes. Business disputes include such things as breach of non-compete agreements, shareholder derivative actions, breach of employment agreements and breach of shareholder agreements. Construction disputes include disagreements between real estate developers, homeowners, general contractors and subcontractors. Construction law can be very complex and we understand those complexities. We offer our knowledge and experience and if needed, the assistance of experts to achieve the best decisions possible.

When a business or individual fails to live up to the terms of a written or an oral agreement, legal action might be necessary. Many times the issues involved are complex. It is in your best interest to choose an experienced business dispute attorney. It will be beneficial to you to find a business dispute attorney that has an established reputation and is recognized for integrity. We have been providing such services in the South Florida area for over 35 years. Our years of experience and dedication have allowed our business dispute attorneys to achieve tremendous success in the resolution of business disputes.

Whether you are an individual or a corporation, contracts are involved in many aspects of your daily activities. Businesses use contracts to create certainty in their dealing with their employees, suppliers and end-users. Individuals use contracts to also create certainty in their dealings with third parties. It is for this reason that all parties take the negotiation, drafting and execution of the contract very seriously.

Negotiation is generally defined as discussing a matter with a view towards reaching an agreement. In this process, the initial consideration that needs to be made is whether you are sufficiently competent, in the subject matter of the negotiation, to complete the process yourself or, if you are a business, with members of your staff. If you have any doubt about your ability or that of your staff or if you are dealing with complex and/or technical issues, especially if the other party is represented by an attorney or has involved other technical experts, it is strongly recommended that you retain appropriate professionals to assist you. One of the biggest mistakes that we have seen, at this stage of a business transaction, is being penny wise and pound foolish. In other words, by trying to save a few dollars at this stage of a transaction could result in unnecessary litigation expenses in the future.

Once you have your team in place and have completed the preliminary discussions concerning the agreement. The next step in the process is to have one of the parties to the transaction prepare the initial draft of the agreement. During this phase of the process, the negotiation process usually continues as the parties attempt to make sure that the agreement contains all necessary and appropriate provisions. This includes attempting to provide for both anticipated and unanticipated issues that might arise during the performance stage of the contract.

Unfortunately, once the contract has been entered into, numerous circumstances arise when one party to the agreement does not live up to all of its obligations. Sometimes these failures can be resolved by further negotiation and a written modification to the agreement. If this does not work, the aggrieved is left with no option but to file an action either seeking specific performance of the contract terms or for damages that were suffered as a result of the breach.

We represent local, regional and national clients in obtaining legal solutions in complex commercial litigation. We offer sound guidance in breach of contract disputes and other commercial disputes involving:

  • Breach of written and oral contracts
  • Partnership disputes
  • Shareholder disputes and business management agreement disputes
  • Employment contract disputes, including breach of noncompete agreements
  • Business dissolutions
  • UCC issues
  • Transaction disputes
  • Purchase order disputes
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Unfair business and trade practices
  • Business fraud
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Lending disputes
  • Business defamation
  • Other commercial disputes

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With extensive courtroom, arbitration and mediation experience and an in-depth understanding of elder abuse, exploitation and securities law, our firm provides all of our clients with the personal service they deserve. Handling cases worth $25,000 or more, we represent clients throughout Florida and across the United States, as well as for foreign individuals that invested in U.S. banks or brokerage firms. Contact us to arrange your free initial consultation.

At the Boca Raton Law Office of Russell L. Forkey, we represent clients throughout South and Central Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Sunrise, Plantation, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Delray, Boynton Beach, Hollywood, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach, Manalapan, Jupiter, Gulf Stream, Wellington, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Palm City, Jupiter, Miami, Orlando, Maitland, Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Heathrow, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Vero Beach, Daytona Beach, Deland, New Smyrna Beach, Ormand Beach, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Dade County, Orange County, Seminole County, Martin County, Brevard County, Indian River County, Volusia County and Monroe County, Florida. The law office of Russell L. Forkey also represents South American, Canadian and other foreign residents that do business with U.S. financial institutions, investment advisors, brokerage and precious metal firms.

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