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Business & Commercial Litigation

Delahunty & Edelman LLP represents clients in high-stakes, complex commercial disputes on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. We bring an aggressive, trial-tested approach to complex commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. 

Our attorneys have litigated both individual and representative actions in a variety of substantive areas, including breaches of contract, partnership disputes, business fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, professional malpractice, antitrust, employment discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour, civil RICO, class action litigation, and emergency injunctions.

If you or your company are confronting high-risk commercial litigation, you need formidable business attorneys as engaged and motivated to prevail as you are. Our commercial litigation attorneys are located in San Francisco, and serve clients throughout California and nationwide.

We represent clients in various business and commercial disputes and litigation including:

Breach of Contract Attorneys

There are many reasons why a party may intentionally or unintentionally breach a contract they entered into. At Delahunty & Edelman LLP, we represent plaintiffs and defendants in complex breach of contract matters involving significant economic damages. 

If your business is involved in a high-stakes contract dispute, a negative outcome can be financially devastating. Our team is experienced in handling complex breach of contract matters include:

  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Joint-venture agreements
  • Service agreements
  • Employment contracts

Business Torts

A business tort refers to a wrongful act that carries legal liability and results in economic harm to another party. Our team of attorneys represent plaintiffs and defendants in business tort claims involving losses between $200,000 to $40 million.

These claims include:

  • Fraud
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Negligent misrepresentation
  • Defamation
  • Civil theft
  • Conversion
  • Tortious interference with contract
  • Conspiracy
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets

Civil RICO

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act was enacted to combat organized crime by creating a cause of action against entities or individuals engaged in a pattern of racketeering. “Racketeering” is the commission of certain underlying or predicate offenses enumerated in the Act, which include but are not limited to murder, arson, robbery, kidnapping, bribery, extortion, counterfeiting, fraud, dealing in an obscene matter, dealing in a controlled substance, and theft from interstate shipment.

In a civil RICO claim, the plaintiff must establish four basic elements by “clear and convincing” evidence: 

  1. a pattern of racketeering;
  2. a culpable person who intentionally committed or conspired to commit a predicate offense with knowledge it was illegal; 
  3. an enterprise, which must be separate and distinct from the culpable individual; and 
  4. an effect on interstate commerce. 

An enterprise may be any individual, legal entity, or group of associates. If the association is informal, the plaintiff must show that the individuals worked together in furtherance of a common plot. 

Within our RICO practice, we also advise clients in issuing or complying with third party subpoenas duces tecum or a subpoena for the production of evidence. A subpoena duces tecum can be used to require the production of financial documents, contracts, medical records, computer files, and more. Turning over this information may involve its own legal risks. It is therefore important to have the subpoena reviewed by an attorney before responding. 

Experienced Business and Commercial Litigation Lawyers in San Francisco – Serving California and Nationwide

Whether your business has suffered from the wrongdoing of another party, or you have been accused of wrongdoing in connection with a commercial dispute, preparing your claim or defense proactively is crucial to its success. 

At Delahunty & Edelman LLP, we take a strategic approach in understanding our client’s business and various financial interests to help them achieve the most advantageous outcome in a commercial matter. Our business and commercial litigation lawyers work to resolve our clients’ matters in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. However, we are also prepared to aggressively litigate commercial disputes to achieve results that are in the best interests of our clients. 

For more information contact us today at (415) 891-6210 for a confidential consultation of your case.

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