Business Litigation

Customized, Cost-effective Litigation Solutions

George & Shields, LLP provides customized, cost-effective solutions for your business litigation needs. From our offices in Irvine, California, our trial attorneys represent business clients in state and federal courts throughout California, and are routinely called upon to serve as local counsel for businesses with a national or international presence.

Full-Service Business Litigation Practice

Our attorneys aggressively assert and protect the rights of your business outside of court, through motion practice, in hearings and, if necessary, at trial. We understand that trial is expensive, and work to keep litigation costs under control. But when taking a case to trial is the only way to meet your business objectives, we have the experience, resources, and expertise to win. A full-service business law firm, our business litigators represent business clients throughout California in cases involving:

  • contract disputes
  • director and officer (D&O) liability
  • bankruptcy disputes
  • labor and employment litigation
  • appellate advocacy
  • interference with business relations
  • cognovit notes
  • leasing disputes
  • trademark and copyright litigation
  • claims of unfair competition
  • non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • defamation and breach of privacy claims
  • partnership disputes
  • unfair business practices
  • shareholder disputes
  • insurance coverage disputes
  • insurance bad faith
  • collection matters
  • real estate

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In addition to traditional litigation services, we represent business clients in a variety of arbitration forums, including FINRA, AAA, JAMS, and California’s NMBV, at mediation, and in confidential hearings before private judges.

Preventative Law Equals Cost Savings for You

Recognizing that prevention is often the best solution, our attorneys use business planning services and skilled negotiation to do our best to keep clients out of court. We work proactively with our clients to manage litigation costs by evaluating potential litigation risks and developing, early on, an overall case strategy and budget. But make no mistake, when litigation is unavoidable, our trial attorneys have the experience, tenacity, resources, and expertise to aggressively assert and protect the rights of your business.

If you have questions about potential business litigation, contact George & Shields, LLP.

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