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Complex Business

Complex business law focuses on civil cases involving complicated business disputes. For a business case to be considered complex, the litigation has to involve numerous parties, large sums of money, a lengthy trial, or a complex legal issue.

Complex business cases can include business tort, breach of contract, intellectual property and professional liability defense. Because such litigation can impact your reputation and bottom line, having experienced legal representation is advised.

Attorneys for Complex Business in Miami, FL

Abrams Justice Trial Attorneys has a demonstrated record of successfully handling complex business litigation in Florida. By choosing Abrams Justice Trial Attorneys you can rest assured that your case will be handled with trust and diligence.

We proudly assist clients in the Miami-Dade are including Miami, Homestead, Hialeah, Pinecrest, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, North Miami, Doral, Coral Gables, Kendall, Palmetto Bay, and Cutler Bay. Call us today or submit your information in our online form and one of our attorneys will review your case for free.

Overview of Complex Business in Miami, FL

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What is Considered Complex Business?

Complex business is not like standard business litigation in that complex business will likely involve complex action that may require extensive judicial management and involve numerous parties or legal issues. There are numerous factors the court will consider when determining if a business case is considered complex.

Under Rule 1.201 of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, the following factors make a complex business case.

  • The case involves numerous pretrial motions, novel legal issues or legal issues that are intertwined and will be time-consuming to resolve
  • There is a large number of management from separately represented parties
  • There are related actions pending in another court
  • There is a large number of witnesses or large amounts of evidence
  • The trial requires substantial time to complete
  • The trail has a large number of experts, attorneys or exhibits
  • The case will require substantial post-judgment judicial supervision
  • There is an amount of $750,000 or greater involved in the case

There are certain cases that are not subject to be complex business cases. These matters include:

  • Cases involving occupational safety or health
  • An environmental claim that does not involve the sale or disposition of a business or insurance coverage dispute
  • Matter in eminent domain
  • An administrative agency, zoning, tax or other appeals
  • A matter required by statute or other law to be heard in another court
  • A case that is transferred out of the complex business section
  • Litigation involving tobacco, business foreclosure and Chinese drywall

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Types of Complex Business Litigation

Just about every standard business case can be considered complex litigation, but some of the most popular that Abrams Justice Trial Attorneys handles include the following:

Professional Liability: This usually includes malpractice or negligence that involved significant financial losses or physical harm. Professionals who are likely to face a professional liability suit include doctors, lawyers, engineers, investment advisers and tax professionals.

Business Tort: These are also called economic torts and are considered wrongful acts committed against businesses that result in financial loss. They are often intentional but are sometimes due to negligence or recklessness. They are not criminal offenses, but some torts may be charged as such.

Breach of Contract: This involves the violation of a contract or an agreement that occurs when one party fails to honor their part of the contract. Contracts are designed to avoid litigation, but breaching one can result in complex litigation.

Intellectual Property: This can include a wide range of areas that include infringement on patents, trademarks and copyrights, stolen trade secrets, and false advertising.

Fraud: Business fraud has become an epidemic in our country, particularly in South Florida. Some of the elements of such fraud include false representation of facts, using electronic communications to commit fraud in Florida, knowing the representation was false when it was made, intention to deceive, and concealing facts.

Shareholder and Partner Disputes: This includes disputes between partners and shareholder and can include mergers and acquisitions, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, shareholder oppression, intellectual property, and dissolution of businesses that include LLCs and family limited partnerships.

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Complex Business Litigation Resources in Miami, FL

Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.201– View the full text of the Florida Rule of Civil Procedure that determines what is considered complex business. The procedure also establishes how the cases are assigned and the litigation process for complex business cases. The Florida Rule of Civil Procedure governs how civil cases are handed in Florida courts.

United States Small Business Association (SBA) – The SBA offers government funded assistance programs for Small Businesses including loans. Following this link will take you to the SBA page regarding legal compliance. The link includes such information as state filing requirements, licensing information, and tax information.

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Lawyers for Complex Business in Miami, FL

If your business case has been designated complex by a court, you should seek experienced legal representation from Abrams Justice Trial Attorneys as soon as possible.  Because the litigation involves complex issues, is a necessity to have legal counsel there to guide you, and help you achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.

Call Abrams Justice Trial Attorneys today at (305) 709-0880 or submit your information in our online form and one of our attorneys will review your case for free. We assist clients in communities that include Miami, Homestead, Hialeah, Pinecrest, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, North Miami, Doral, Coral Gables, Kendall, Palmetto Bay, and Cutler Bay.

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