Commercial Law & Intellectual Property

About Commercial & Intellectual Property Litigation

Sommers Schwartz’s business litigation team represents a diverse client base including small and large corporations, partnerships, and limited liability entities, as well as directors, officers, shareholders, managing partners, and limited partners.

Contracts, partnerships, and taxes may seem like minor concerns but they can become major sources of stress and worry if they are not handled properly, and protecting valuable intellectual property assets is critical to a company’s profitability and survival.

The types of business issues we handle include:

  • Breaches of contracts and warranties
  • Service agreement disputes
  • Manufacturer’s representative matters
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • License disputes
  • Breach of confidentiality agreements and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Enforcement of or challenge to restrictive covenants
  • Franchise termination
  • Distributor/supplier disputes
  • Real estate disputes
  • Shareholder agreement disputes
  • Securities matters
  • Patent, trademark, and copyright litigation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Tortuous interference with business or contractual relationships
  • Unfair competition
  • RICO actions
  • Antitrust
  • First Amendment litigation


The matters we handle are complex, involving traditional litigation, arbitrations, facilitations, mediations, and appeals. We’ve successfully handled a wide range of sophisticated, multi-party cases in state and federal courts across the country, offering the same caliber of service to entrepreneurs and smaller companies that we do to major corporations. We aggressively prepare and try a case from start to finish – our expertise lies in identifying our clients’ legal rights and securing those rights by all lawful means.

Deep Knowledge, Impressive Results

Our range of commercial law acumen allows us to handle everything from simple collection cases to complicated construction and securities actions – and we have the track record to prove it. With a common goal of success, we view each client as a business partner with shared interests toward the outcome and efficient management of the process.

We help our clients solve their business problems by effective, economic case management, aggressive advocacy and sensible, timely resolutions. We are dedicated to excellent client service and maintain state-of-the-art litigation support systems. Throughout all stages of litigation, we inform our clients of case developments to help achieve business-driven solutions.

Cost-Effective Litigation

Unlike large, associate-heavy law firms with bloated expenses and a one-size-fits-all billing model that promotes excessive hourly billing, Sommers Schwartz combines sophisticated legal experience with an entrepreneurial and flexible attorney structure to shape each engagement with the best incentive for a successful resolution. In addition to hourly representation, we are always willing to review and analyze matters to determine whether they can be handled by way of “alternative fee arrangements” such as fixed contingent fees, sliding scale contingent fees, or hybrid fees (reduced hourly rates combined with reduced contingent fee percentage). Furthermore, where applicable, we are willing to entertain representation on a “fixed fee” or “capped fee” basis.

Hands Down. Sommers Schwartz – Your Best Choice.

We have the resources, personnel, skills, and confidence to handle your increasingly complex business litigation matters, and our experience can benefit your enterprise, either as a plaintiff or defendant, in business litigation