Complex Commercial

Your business is business. Ours is trying cases. When you want a lawyer, usually something has gone wrong and you need a solution; ideally a cost-effective result that achieves your business goals.  Burns Charest can help.

Our trial lawyers have represented all types of businesses in all kinds of lawsuits. We’ve been on both sides—with good effect. Our lawyers have recovered millions for businesses and we’ve obtained complete defense wins for business clients. Whether your matter sits before a judge, a jury or an arbitration panel, our vast experience can often make a positive difference..

Big cases don’t require big hours. They require skill. Burns Charest attorneys are stand-up trial lawyers. Not discovery litigators. We focus on winning at trial, not picking needless skirmishes along the way.

When appropriate, we welcome the opportunity to work on a contingency-fee basis, so our reward comes only when you win. We will work with you to establish the right fee structure for your case, whether that means blended rates, flat fees or hourly rates. Ultimately, we want to establish a relationship that works for the client, the lawyers and the case.

We also work with referring lawyers. If you want to joint venture a case, we are willing to split work, expenses and fees on equitable terms. If you need to refer a case due to a conflict, we can take the case forward and support your recommendation. And, if you need trial counsel as the case matures, Burns Charest attorneys can step into the later phases of cases for trial. Above all, we respect the client relationships of our referring counsel.

By way of example, our lawyers have handled litigation involving:

  • Breach of contract
  • Tortious interference with contracts
  • Interference with prospective contracts or business advantages
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) disputes
  • Unfair competition claims
  • Non-competition agreement violations
  • Defamation and business disparagement
  • Fraud
  • Fraudulent inducement
  • Accounting malpractice