Business Practice

BUSINESS LITIGATION AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS

Our attorneys provide practical and efficient advice, whether the task is guiding an entrepreneur in forming a business entity, structuring the sale or acquisition of a business, preparing or negotiating contracts or simply responding to day-to-day business questions.

When a business dispute arises, a company needs responsive, competent and pragmatic representation to candidly evaluate the problem, work closely with the client to choose the right course of action and aggressively pursue the solution. Our attorneys have the experience, judgment and resources to provide the kind of representation necessary to maximize every opportunity for a successful outcome, whether it is skillful negotiations for a quick settlement, using mediation for a confidential resolution or litigating the claims by arbitration or in court.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION AND LITIGATION

We assist clients in the purchase, development and sale of real estate, from small commercial office buildings and unimproved land to apartment complexes, large residential subdivisions and multiple use projects. Our attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating commercial leases for a wide variety of clients, from office space to warehouses to retail business operations.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in litigating a wide variety of matters before the courts and government agencies, including landlord tenant claims, boundary disputes, title claims, lien claims, purchase contract defaults, and other real estate matters.

We pride ourselves on being problem solvers. When presented with the out of the ordinary real estate issue, we for the creative solution that will be the most expedient, pragmatic and effective.

BUSINESS TORTS

Our attorneys also have extensive experience in litigating a wide variety of business tort matters on behalf of businesses, as well as officers/shareholders before state and federal courts, including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional interference with contractual relations or business expectancies, misrepresentation, unfair competition and conversion.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Our attorneys assist clients in negotiating, interpreting and enforcing employment agreements, written or oral. If you are thinking about creating an employee handbook, or need help with the interpretation and application of an existing handbook, our attorneys will assist you.

Many times, the need for a "non-compete" or other restrictions on employment arises, and our attorneys will provide professional guidance on these complex issues. Protection of valuable trade secrets can be critical, and our attorneys can advise you on what is protected information and how to best protect those valuable assets. If an employment law dispute arises, we are prepared to advocate your position in the courtroom.

Ending an employment relationship can be very stressful for both the employer and the employee. Our attorneys can provide you with guidance in determining if termination is appropriate, and the employer’s obligations after termination.

Accusations of wrongful discrimination regarding race, age, religious beliefs, or gender, including sexual harassment can be disruptive to the workplace. Our attorneys our prepared to assist you in investigating these claims, so that appropriate corrective action can be taken. If a complaint is filed, we will assist you in the evaluation of your rights and responsibilities, and representing your interest before a governmental agency or in the courtroom.

GOVERNMENT LIABILITY/SECTION 1983

Our attorneys have experience defending and advising governmental entities in a variety of areas, including litigation of § 1983 civil rights claims, wrongful death and catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, negligent investigation/supervision, malicious prosecution and claims under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our attorneys have defended against government liability in state and federal court, as well as before various administrative agencies.

COLLECTIONS

If you have a judgment or arbitration award in your favor, we will help you with enforcement. The lawyers at Broening, Oberg, Woods & Wilson in Phoenix, Arizona, are experienced in using a variety of resources to collect on your judgment or arbitration award.