Collier Law Group
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Business Litigation

Business & Commercial Litigation

Collier Law Group represents individuals, companies, governmental agencies, public institutions, and other business entities, both in the profit and not-for-profit sectors, in the resolution of disputes.  The types of business disputes we have handled vary widely and encompass a number of areas including shareholder disputes, breach of contract, and insurance coverage disputes.  We represent each and every client vigorously, while at the same time being as cost-effective as possible.

Insurance Coverage Disputes

We obtain insurance to limit risk.  Sometimes, however, claims are denied by an insurer based upon language contained within the policy.  It is important to know that in Ohio, ambiguous language in a policy of insurance must be construed in favor of the insured.  At Collier Law Group, we represent individuals and businesses relative to insurance coverage disputes involving the following types of policies:

  • General business liability insurance
  • Business interruption insurance
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Commercial property insurance
  • Auto insurance.

If you feel your insurance claim has been improperly denied, please contact us for a free consultation.

Shareholder Disputes

Small businesses (defined as those employing less than 500 employees) constitute nearly 98% of all businesses in Ohio.  Of these, 46.2% employ fewer than 100 employees, and 15.3% employ fewer than twenty employees. While these businesses may be organized as corporations, limited liability companies or various types of partnerships, a common thread amongst small businesses, particularly closely-held small businesses, is that they are frequently owned and operated by families or close friends.  Unfortunately, disagreements often arise between owners regarding decisions made by other owners or groups of owners. These disagreements can lead to allegations of minority shareholder oppression and shareholder lawsuits.

Shareholder disputes are fact-specific and often complicated.  Further, it may be difficult for a shareholder to understand his or her rights, as the applicable law may be based on statute, case law or contract (and this will vary depending upon the type of business organization).  At Collier Law Group, we can help you navigate these disputes and protect your business interests. Please contact us for a free consultation.

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