Commercial and Business Law

In the frenetic whirlwind that epitomizes today's commercial litigation, our business clients need lawyers who will respond quickly to satisfy their individual legal needs. Complex commercial litigation typically requires the ability to manage vast storehouses of documents. Secrest Wardle has committed the resources necessary to ensure the Commercial Practice Group's technological readiness.  This state-of-the-art expertise has enabled the Commercial Practice Group to defend high-exposure claims involving multiple claimants, complex legal issues, and literally millions of pages of material.

The Commercial Practice Group is ready to respond to situations ranging from business organization to lawsuit avoidance.  Yet, when necessary, the litigation skills of this specialty practice group allow it to prevail in even the most difficult cases.

The Commercial Practice Group's attorneys represent commercial and business clients in state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration forums.

We have litigated business and commercial disputes involving:




Partnership and LLC issues

Property tax assessments

Real estate


Shareholder derivative matters

The Consumer Protection Act

The Uniform Commercial Code


The Commercial Practice Group is committed to solving our clients' business disputes in the most efficient and cost-effective manner through litigation avoidance, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration and trial. Recently, we resolved a $7 million lawsuit alleging a breach of a contract for $26,000, after only one meeting between counsel and the parties.

Controlling client costs is a primary objective at Secrest Wardle, which we accomplish through competitive rates, early evaluation, and the planning and execution of a strategy designed to produce the most beneficial result for our client in the shortest possible time period.

Our experience in and out of the courtroom provides us with the insight to prepare clear and concise agreements that protect our clients and avoid litigation. We have prepared contracts for construction contractors, builders, developers, landlords, employers, purchasers, suppliers and vendors in a wide array of industries.