Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation may serve a strategic objective or require a vigorous defense to protect commercial agreements, trade secrets, or market share.  Our attorneys offer the flexibility to suit your purposes, from prompt resolution of emerging commercial disputes with an emphasis on early alternative dispute resolution, to extensive experience litigating commercial disputes through trial and appeals in both state and federal courts, including Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.   Representative issues include:

  • Contract disputes ranging from contracts for the sale of goods implicating the Uniform Commercial Code, to commercial real estate lease disputes, supply contracts, and service agreements
  • Warranty claims
  • Business torts, including tortious interference with business expectancies
  • Injunctive relief
  • Insurance coverage litigation, subrogation, and other recovery actions, including contribution and indemnity claims
  • Employment-related claims, including enforcement of non-compete agreements and defense of harassment and discrimination allegations
  • Environmental disputes whether arising from oil spills or real estate contamination
  • Appeals in state and federal courts; and
  • Other business disputes, including consumer protection, fraud, professional liability, and regulatory enforcement.