For decades, the team at The Enochs Law Group has represented San Diego’s business community. We bring our extensive experience and insight to every case we handle, and we always approach litigation from a business-minded perspective.
If you’re involved in a contract dispute, an allegation of unfair business practices, or a dispute among business partners, let our business lawyers guide you to an efficient resolution that meets your needs and achieves your objectives.
As a business owner, every interaction you have with customers, employees, vendors, suppliers, advertisers, and other relevant parties is contractual. Whether the contract is written or oral, express or implied, the terms of a contract define each party’s rights and obligations regarding payment and performance.
Contract disputes may arise out of one party’s unwillingness or inability to perform or from a disagreement over the proper interpretation of contract terms and conditions. And while some breach-of-contract claims are relatively simple, many involve complex defenses, intricate arguments, and nuanced calculations of damages.
During a contract matter, we try to step in quickly, investigate the dispute, and resolve it as efficiently as possible. Because we approach litigation from the perspective of a business owner, we always lay out our clients’ best alternatives and use approaches that align with their current needs and long-term goals.
Even without a contractual relationship between the parties, business disputes may still arise. Some common disputes include:
- Complaints from competitors or members of the public alleging fraud or unfair business practices
- Deceptive or unlawful trade practices
- Unfair competition
- False advertising
Business tort claims may include claims for money damages, and these damages can far exceed the amounts in most contract-based disputes.
Because of the potential damages in business tort litigation, you need an attorney who can address disputes with a strategic eye toward risk management, loss mitigation, and the wisdom of pursuing other available alternatives besides litigation. The Enochs Law Group provides this level of advice and representation to help achieve a resolution that protects your vital business interests.
We Build Relationships on Trust and Respect
About 4 years ago a friend referred me to Alan Enoch’s for legal advice on a business matter. Alan immediately proved how valuable he would be to my business through his well thought out responses and knowledge of the law. Since that first meeting, Alan has been representing me personally, as well as 4 businesses I own. He continues to work tirelessly to ensure my entities are protected. My company interviewed many lawyers in the past before the introduction to Alan. I will put it very simply what sets Alan apart from all the others; He cares. He genuinely cares about his clients and wants the best for them. He will review each potential issue in depth to gain the knowledge to provide honest advice as to whether it is worth pursuing or not.
My advice to anyone that is looking at hiring Alan…. do it before your competition does. I want Alan on my side of the courtroom, not on the side that’s against me.
People go into business together with the best of intentions, but disputes sometimes arise. Unless you take proactive steps at the outset to form the business entity carefully and correctly, conflicts can quickly turn into drawn-out litigation.
The Enochs Law Group helps business owners understand their legal challenges, applying a pragmatic and analytical framework to these complex matters. If litigation is not the best means for resolution, you can count on us to advise you about better alternatives.
Sometimes, co-owners enter into an informal partnership with no written agreement. In other cases, the co-owners form a business structure such as a corporation or LLC without legal assistance and without paying attention to the necessary corporate formalities.
When disputes arise, the owners of these “mom and pop shops” run the risk of being found to be the alter ego of the company, which can allow litigants to pierce the corporate veil and hold them personally liable for acts of the business entity. You can avoid this type of disastrous situation by working with an experienced attorney who can help you form your entity correctly from the start and resolve any disputes using pragmatic, efficient solutions.
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