• Commercial Litigation

Attorneys at Law Since 1943

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Complex, protracted litigation can seriously impact a company. At Fowler White, we understand the legal aspects and the business risks posed by potential lawsuits. The Commercial Litigation Group provides value by offering results-oriented and cost-effective solutions that address the diverse legal disputes that can arise during the course of business. Our attorneys regularly represent large institutional clients in ongoing litigation and unique, complex actions, as well as small to medium-sized businesses and individual clients. We pursue our clients’ interests aggressively and implement strategies designed to ensure the continuation of daily business operations and protect long-term financial plans. Sensitive to the costs associated with litigation, our attorneys handle disputes in the most efficient manner possible. We emphasize early risk evaluation, case management and the use of technology to facilitate discovery, document management and trial preparation. When possible, and consistent with a company’s objectives, we help clients manage risk and advocate for the use of alternative dispute resolution. Should litigation become necessary, our attorneys have the skill and proven trial experience to effectively handle the spectrum of commercial disputes. We also have the advantage of calling upon the expertise of the firm’s other practice groups to help reinforce the defense of a case. Clients benefit from this collaboration between skilled litigators with direct trial experience before state, federal and appellate courts and attorneys who can draw on broad subject matter expertise and industry knowledge.

Our areas of expertise include:

Banking and Finance Litigation

We represent banks and other financial institutions in litigation concerning liability claims, banker-customer disputes, asset finance disputes and fraud tracing. We also defend credit reporting agencies against defamation suits.

Business Disputes

We help clients resolve a wide range of business disputes, including claims arising out of partnership and joint venture agreements, breach of contract, fraudulent practices, officer and director liability and mergers and acquisitions.

Information Technology Litigation

We handle disputes involving e-commerce, security, software licensing, hardware and breach of non-competition and non-disclosure agreements.


The Commercial Litigation Group represents major insurance carriers and their insureds. We have significant experience handling claims related to directors and officers liability and errors and omissions claims.

Intellectual Property Litigation

We prosecute and defend cases involving infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property. Our experience includes litigating matters related to copyrights, trademarks, patents, domain names, false advertising, licensing and trade secrets.

Professional Liability

Our attorneys defend professionals, specifically lawyers and accountants, against claims of malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.

Real Estate and Construction Litigation

We represent diverse segments of the real estate industry including developers, contractors, principals, engineering and architectural consultants and banks with respect to real estate disputes and claims under construction contracts. We have handled a wide spectrum of real estate disputes involving purchase and sale of contracts, project financing, commercial leases and property insurance. Our attorneys are also actively involved in real estate foreclosures, receivership, distressed asset disposition and liquidation and workouts.