Business Disputes

Old Towne Associates, P.C. represents individuals and select corporate clients in business disputes. Some examples of business disputes include:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty: defend clients from breach of fiduciary duty claims as well as press claims on their behalf when corporate executives/employees breach their fiduciary duties to the corporation and its shareholders.
  • Fraud: defend clients from fraud claims or press claims on their behalf when corporate executives/employees commit fraud against the corporation and its shareholders.
  • Breach of contract: counsel clients on their contractual rights under sales compensation plans and other agreements made between the employer and employee.
  • Conspiracy: defend clients from conspiracy claims as well as counsel clients on identifying and pursuing co-conspirators in actions that have injured them or their corporate interests.
  • Deceptive advertising: counsel clients on establishing procedures for avoiding deceptive advertising and in evaluating possible advertising initiatives and defend corporate clients in court.
  • Defamation and libel: counsel clients on protecting their reputation, goods and/or services from negative commentary by past and present corporate executives/employees, competitors or others, including the media and defend client’s reputation in court.
  • Direct liability of employers for employee torts: counsel corporate clients in establishing effective screening processes for employees and agents.  Defend corporate clients against claims of direct liability for negligent hiring or supervision.
  • Employment contracts and restrictive covenants: draft and review employment contracts and restrictive covenants for clients.  Defend individual clients from unenforceable restrictive covenants; which may include confidentiality, non-solicitation and/or non-compete clauses.  Pursue emergency injunctive relief for corporate clients to enforce restrictive covenants.
  • Third party interference in contractual or contractual business relationships: pursue causes of action against third parties who have interfered with prospective contracts and lawful contractual business relationships, and with employees under contract and restrictive covenants with corporate clients; also defend clients against these same allegations.