Business litigation involves a wide variety of subject matters, 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, limited liability company 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, or between owners of a business. Klein & Wilson has experience in litigating a wide variety of commercial litigation matters.
Achieving Successful Results For Businesses
For over 20 years, Klein & Wilson's focus has been business litigation. Klein & Wilson's courtroom experience in business litigation has caused some of the leading corporations in the world, including Boras Corporation, Delta Faucet, Behr Paint, Care Fusion, 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's attorneys represented a limited partner suing a major media company that had "cooked the books" to deprive the client of any partnership profits. The case went to trial and Klein & Wilson 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 a case involving claims of breach of contract and fraud, Klein & Wilson's agressive litigation tactics caused a defendant to settle a case at trial. The value of the settlement was approximately $12 million.
In another case, Klein & Wilson recovered almost $6 million against Siemens Business Communications, Inc. in a breach of contract action involving a marketing venture. Klein & Wilson prevailed at trial and on appeal and also brought a successful malicious prosecution claim against the defendant for pursuing a frivolous cross-complaint 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 both Gerald A. Klein and Mark B. Wilson were elected to the 800 member Business Litigation Section of the Orange County Bar Association. Mr. Klein 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. The 600 member Orange County Trial Lawyers Association elected Gerald A. Klein as Trial Lawyer of the Year for Business Litigation. Both partners have named in Super Lawyers Magazine every year from 2005 to the present and have Martindale-Hubbell's AV rating. It is this reputation within Orange County that has caused businesses throughout 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.