Commercial Disputes

Invested in your success.

We’re willing to work for companies and individuals contingent on us obtaining a recovery from the defendant. That means your business pays nothing unless we — and you — succeed.

It’s this differentiator — the willingness to handle your case outside of traditional hourly rates — that sets us apart from other business litigation firms. While we offer traditional hourly rates, we recognized that an alternate fee arrangement may better suit the needs of you or your business.

  • Contingency: You pay only if we win your case.
  • Hourly: You pay only an hourly rate.
  • Contingency-Hourly blend: You pay a lower hourly rate plus a reduced contingency fee.

Business Torts

We represent individuals and businesses that have been damaged by the fraudulent and tortious actions of unscrupulous businesses. There are numerous state and federal laws designed to punish these bad actors by providing compensatory and punitive damages for their unethical and unlawful businesses practices. You need attorneys who will stand up to these companies and hold them accountable.

Case types include:

  • Bank fraud
  • Business fraud
  • Consumer fraud
  • Conversion
  • Defamation and slander
  • False advertising
  • Fair credit report claims
  • Fiduciary claims
  • Negligence
  • Nuisance
  • Predatory lending
  • Wrongful foreclosure

Contract Claims and Payment Disputes

When your business is owed money, the last thing you want to do is spend even more money trying to get it back.  At Merrick Brock, we handle a variety of business claims on a contingency basis so our fee comes out of the recovery, and you can keep your money in the bank.

Case types include:

  • Breach of contract
  • Collections claims
  • Contract interference
  • Contract negotiation, drafting, and review
  • Payment claims
  • Non-compete clauses
  • Employment issues

Real Estate & Construction Law

While we serve the needs of general industry and small businesses, we have an additional specialty in real estate and construction law. We routinely represent developers, project owners, design professionals, contractors, and homeowners in cases involving:

  • Contractor / sub-contractor disputes
  • Homeowner’s Association (HOA) disputes
  • Zoning issues
  • Construction defect claims
  • Design claims
  • Delay claims
  • Payment and bond claims
  • Mechanic’s liens