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BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LITIGATION

The Simmons Law Firm litigates real estate and business disputes throughout California. Whether you want to sue or are being sued, you can trust us to successfully resolve your dispute through expert representation. We will work closely with you throughout the dispute to determine the best course of action to meet your needs. We will help you find solutions that are appropriate and cost-effective through settlement negotiations, arbitration, mediation, bench trials, and jury trials. Our Business and Litigation Services include:  

Breach of Contract Claims. A breach of contract, can arise when one or more of the parties to a contract do not perform as agreed. Actions for breach of contract can be against vendors, clients, employees, former employees, employers, real estate or business partners, or any other entity where a contract exists between a business and another person or entity or between participants in a business. The Simmons Law Firm will vigorously protect and defend our client’s rights in such a dispute.

Employment Disputes. Disputes often arise between employers and employees over issues such as overtime, holiday pay, and work responsibilities. We focus on de-escalating such disputes in hopes of avoiding costly litigation.

Co-Ownership Disputes. Disagreements between owners need not result in the dissolution of the business. These disagreements, however, may nonetheless need to be litigated and resolved by the courts. Such disputes may involve, for instance, the rights and responsibilities of the business owners, salaries or distributions made to the owners and other issues involving the day to day running of the business. The Simmons Law Firm is equipped to negotiate these disagreements and, if all else fails, litigate them.

Commercial Lease Disputes. Most business owners lease space from a landlord. During the tenancy disputes may arise between the landlord and tenant on matters other than non-payment such as unauthorized use, breach of guaranty, transfer or assignment of leases, and subtenant disputes. We help our clients resolve disputes as efficiently and cost-effective as possible.

Mechanics Lien. When construction contractors and subcontractors do not get paid, they have the option of filing mechanic’s liens on the properties in question. We handle the process of filing and foreclosing on mechanic’s liens.