Business Disputes

handshakeOur trial lawyers are the go-to business litigators in Connecticut and western Massachusetts. Clients retain us to protect and strengthen their business. When faced with a crisis, we help them find solutions; when they are wronged, we enforce their rights; when they are sued, we defend them vigorously; and, when requested, we provide counsel to manage their risk.

We recognize that whether and how to use litigation is a business decision for our clients. We provide them with the tools they need to make that decision. We analyze our clients’ rights and obligations thoroughly at the outset of an engagement. We define and explain their options, and make recommendations based on our familiarity with their goals, and our experience with the law and the legal system.

We understand that our clients are not in the business of litigating. We plan, staff, and execute our cases with costs in mind. We provide cost estimates for their litigation options, and we provide regular budget updates.

We provide business counseling. Where risk is defined and controlled, clients can avoid litigation, minimize damage and expense, and focus on their business. Our business lawyers bring their litigation experience to bear to help clients avoid situations that generate litigation. Each of our business litigators counsels business owners and executives on issues concerning their operations, procedures, and transactions. They apply their litigation experience to help clients protect, document, and strengthen their rights, avoid the mistakes that often lead to litigation, and identify potential problems before they turn into litigation. Our lawyers find solutions before problems turn into crises.

Our firm provides litigation services to business clients in the following areas:

  • Business torts
  • Contract disputes
  • Consumer protection claims
  • Corporate control and management disputes
  • Employment and non-compete agreements
  • Employment discrimination
  • Fiduciary duty claims
  • Franchising litigation
  • Fraud and misrepresentation claims
  • Insurance coverage
  • Interference with contracts or prospective business relations
  • Partnership and business ownership disputes
  • Professional liability claims
  • Shareholder derivative actions
  • Theft or loss of business opportunities
  • Trade secrets
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Unfair competition claims
  • Warranty disputes


At O’Connell, Attmore & Miller, our client’s success is our business.