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Commercial Disputes and Litigation

Commercial Litigation is an integral part of Stone | Dean. Attorneys that comprise our Commercial Litigation Team regularly defend and represent our business clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout California.

Although we are in the litigation business, we know our clients are not. We recognize that litigation is a means to an end; we do not litigate for litigation’s sake. Rather, we adopt a business approach to litigation, best described as goal-oriented, strategic, practical, and proactive.

The key to consistent litigation success requires timely and realistic liability and damage analysis, conscientious case management, and engaging in cost-benefit analysis through every step of the litigation process. We define our clients’ goals. We draw on our experience to devise, organize, staff, and communicate a plan designed to achieve those goals. Finally, we execute the plan. Since litigation is a dynamic process, we consistently reevaluate it to ensure it is still practical and relevant in light of ongoing developments. This discipline is ingrained in our litigators.

Commercial Litigation Client Services:

Our commercial litigation attorneys are experienced in all aspects of commercial litigation including injunctions, writs of attachment, restraining orders, other preliminary and extraordinary relief, law and motion practice, discovery, trials, appeals, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. We handle a broad array of litigation matters, including:

  • ADA Claims
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Business Raiding
  • Collections
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Consumer Claims
  • Contract and Commercial Disputes
  • Covenants not to Compete
  • Cyber Liability
  • Defamation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Fraud

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intentional Misrepresentation
  • Joint Venture Disputes
  • Licensing
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Non-Solicitation
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Shareholders and Partnership Disputes
  • Slander
  • Trade Libel
  • Unfair Business Practices (B&PC 17200)