Our commercial litigation attorneys specialize in providing cost effective and efficient advocacy for Montana’s businesses, farms and ranches in virtually all types of commercial, business and contract disputes.  In the course of trying to run a profitable business, disputes with other businesses, governmental entities and individuals are an unfortunate inevitability.  Disputes also often arise between individuals working together as partners, members, shareholders and joint venturers within the same business enterprise.   Even when you think that you have dotted the “i’s” and crossed the “t’s” in your business transactions, unanticipated differences in understandings and expectations regarding performance of written, verbal, or implied contracts and agreements can arise between the parties.

We understand the personal and financial stresses and uncertainty that such disputes can place on businesses and business owners.  Accordingly, we work hard to get the best possible outcome for our business clients, taking into consideration possible settlement options, the time and expense involved in litigation, potential upsides and downsides at trial and the unique needs of each individual business.  We are effective at obtaining favorable resolution of disputes without going to court, but the courtroom experience of our trial lawyers provides our clients with the assurance that their interests will be protected if the case has to be decided by a judge or jury.

Our commercial litigation attorneys have decades of combined civil litigation experience, including litigating disputes involving:

  • Breach of contract
  • Corporate and partnership disputes
  • Defamation, libel, and slander
  • Fraud and constructive fraud
  • Intentional and negligent misrepresentation
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Shareholder oppression
  • Insurance disputes
  • Real estate transactions
  • Breaches of express and implied covenants
  • Employment contracts
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Securities fraud
  • Tortuous interference with contractual relations
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Unfair business practices
  • Construction defects