Business + Commercial Litigation

Creating long-term solutions for our clients’ business problems is Barton Gilman’s goal in all business and commercial disputes. We have a long history of representing businesses, corporations, and individuals in mergers and creation or dissolution of corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships and other business entities. Additionally, our ability to take on all types of litigation adversaries with experience and confidence has resulted in numerous successes both in the courtroom and through mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Our trial attorneys represent clients of all sizes, including professional corporations, partnerships, real estate and business trusts, and individuals. Barton Gilman attorneys appear in courts and arbitration venues in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, as well as in jurisdictions across the country.

Barton Gilman lawyers are committed to working with our clients to determine the approach that best fits their business objectives. Our attorneys are always mindful that most commercial disputes are based on economics and we recognize cost containment is an essential factor of a successful resolution. We help clients resolve disputes through arbitration and mediation when possible, thus avoiding the business disruption and expense of lengthy litigation.

Barton Gilman attorneys have obtained numerous equitable remedies on behalf of clients, including temporary restraining orders, injunctions, reach and apply orders, trustee process and declaratory relief.

Our broad business and commercial litigation experience includes matters relating to:

  • Business sales
  • Real estate sales
  • Commercial and residential landlord and property owner lawsuits
  • Labor and employment disputes
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Contractual disputes
  • Purchase, sale, and lease of goods and services
  • Antitrust litigation defense
  • Enforcement of creditors’ claims and recovery of amounts owed
  • Defense and prosecution of unfair business practices and consumer claims
  • Witness preparation
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