Business litigation involves a wide variety of subject matter, including breach of contract, unfair competition, unfair business practices, copyright infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, breach of warranty, breach of promissory note, breach of guaranty, breach of real estate agreements, partnership disputes, breach of shareholder agreements, failure to pay invoices, fraud, and concealment. In fact, commercial litigation can involve virtually any dispute between one business and another, and Klein & Wilson has experience in litigating a variety of commercial litigation matters.
Achieving Successful Results For Businesses
For over 20 years, the focus of Klein & Wilson's practice has been on business litigation. Klein & Wilson's courtroom experience in business litigation has caused some of the leading corporations in the world, including Delta Faucet, Behr Paint, STM Networks Inc., Cequent Towing Products, Majestic Realty, Commerce Construction, Thermador, Inc., First American Title, Unisys Corporation, California Pacific Homes, Dacor Inc., Reese Products, Inc., Home Depot, Inc., and others to retain Klein & Wilson to represent them in their cases. See Klein & Wilson's representative client list.
Klein & Wilson has a remarkable track record in business litigation. In one case, Klein & Wilson represented a limited partner suing a major media company that had "cooked the books" to deprive the client of any partnership profits. Klein & Wilson took the case to trial and ultimately recovered over $26 million based upon a finding of fraud. This recovery included $16 million in punitive damages, even though punitive damages are rarely recovered in business cases.
In another case, Klein & Wilson recovered almost $6 million following a trial from Siemens Business Communications, Inc. in a breach of contract action involving a marketing venture. Klein & Wilson not only prevailed at trial and on appeal, but also brought a successful malicious prosecution claim against the defendant for a frivolous cross-complaint it filed against Klein & Wilson's client. See significant case results for a list of other significant cases.
Exceptional Legal Reputations In Southern California
Klein & Wilson's reputation for business litigation in Orange County is so exceptional that Gerald A. Klein was elected president of the 800 member Business Litigation Section of the Orange County Bar Association and was selected by a panel of judges and lawyers to serve on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Mark B. Wilson was elected to the Board of Directors of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and then to the Executive Committee of that organization. Additionally, in 2003 and 2009, the 600 member Orange County Trial Lawyers Association elected Gerald A. Klein as Trial Lawyer of the Year for Business Litigation. Both partners have been identified as SuperLawyers by Southern California Magazine every year from 2005 through 2014 and have Martindale-Hubbell's AV rating. It is this reputation within Orange County that has caused businesses throughout the United States and the world to seek out Klein & Wilson for their business litigation matters.
Contact Klein & Wilson
To speak with a lawyer at Klein & Wilson about a commercial dispute or business litigation matter, call 949-631-3300 or toll free 877-857-0073, or contact the firm online.