Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Construction

If you are a business owner, a general contractor, a subcontractor, or a supplier, and you have a construction dispute, we may be of assistance to you. We assist our clients with lien and bond claims, delay and defects claims, as well as warranty issues.
Representative matters include prosecuting Prompt Pay Act claims, arbitrating termination and payment disputes with sureties, general contractors and subcontractors, and enforcing lien and bond claims.

Commercial

Business disputes can take many shapes and forms.  Customers or clients may not be current on their invoices.    And you would like to get them to start paying you sooner (rather than later).  We routinely help clients like you deal with non-paying or late-paying customers by the use of demand letters, collections lawsuits in state and federal courts, garnishments and other tools available under state and federal law. A business partner may not be holding up their end of the bargain.  A former employee may be reaching out to customers or utilizing your confidential information for their own purposes.  S+U attorneys harness the legal system to enforce your rights under the law and the contracts.

Representative matters in this sphere include breach of contract, enforcement of non-compete provisions, collection actions, enforcement of confidentiality agreements and garnishment actions.

Premise Liability

If you are in the hospitality industry, own a restaurant, event space, or any other business that is open to the public, you probably know that you have unique legal responsibilities and exposure to legal claims.

We represent property owners, including hospitality chains in connection with claims brought by guests, invitees, and licensees to the property.

Representative claims include slip/fall, food borne illness, miscellaneous personal injury, malicious prosecution, and negligent hiring/training/supervision claims.

Representative matters in this sphere include breach of contract, enforcement of non-compete provisions, collection actions, enforcement of confidentiality agreements and garnishment actions.

Products Liability

We have experience litigating claims regarding defective products, including pharmaceuticals, automobiles, and automotive tires.

Cases range from single plaintiff, mass joinder, class actions, to multi-district litigation in state and federal courts.

Find out more about S+U’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team

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