The South Carolina business litigation lawyers at Rikard & Protopapas represent businesses and individuals in complex commercial disputes. To see how we can assist you, contact us for a consultation about your situation.
It is our goal to resolve your case efficiently. We look for solutions and resources to resolve the challenges facing your business. Our business litigation lawyers in South Carolina evaluate your situation, create a case plan with you, and represent your interests. We seek a favorable outcome that will get you back to doing what you do best — running your business.
Legal Representation for Businesses in South Carolina
The Rikard & Protopapas team offers legal representation for businesses throughout South Carolina. Excellent legal representation means understanding the laws that apply, effectively evaluating the situation, and determining the various options. We have a passion for providing personalized representation for business clients.
To see how our business litigation attorneys can assist you, call or message us for a consultation regarding your case.
Types of Business-Related Cases We Handle
Examples of business torts include tortious interference with a business relationship, restraint of trade, false statements or disparagement that causes damage to a business, theft of trade secrets, and fraudulent misrepresentation. Remedies may include pecuniary losses and injunctions. We work to prove your damages to a reasonable certainty.
Breach of contract
A breach of contract occurs when a party fails to fulfill their obligations under a contract. We can assist you to seek the appropriate remedy whether it is damages, specific performance, cancelation, restitution, or a combination of remedies.
Real estate litigation
We represent property owners, associations, developers, landlords, managers, and others involved in real estate. Real estate litigation covers many aspects of land ownership, management, and transfer including foreclosures, lease disputes, land use, development, riparian rights, liens, code enforcement, and other topics. We can also advise municipalities and other units of government.
Directors, partners, agents, and managers have a fiduciary duty to a business. When they fail to act in the best interests of the company, the business may take legal action. We can assist you in assessing your damages, seeking lost profits, out-of-pocket losses, and any additional relief available to you.
Breach of warranty
A warranty may be express or implied. A dispute regarding a breach of warranty may prompt litigation. Our law firm can represent you.
Bad faith denial of insurance
If your business has made an insurance claim, and the claim has been denied in bad faith, we can help you litigate the claim. We can help you act if you are the victim of improper claims practices including the insurance company not attempting in good faith to effect prompt, fair, and equitable settlement of a claim.
When you have been accused of professional malpractice, your reputation, livelihood, and even your license to practice, may be at risk. We represent clients in many professions in defending against malpractice actions.
Shareholder and partnership disputes
Our team can help you navigate a shareholder or partnership dispute. Our business lawyers can explore litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Disputes may arise regarding operating agreements, capital contributions, severance, dissolution, and other matters.
Business divorces and dissolutions
A business divorce is a legal proceeding that ends a business relationship. When partners separate, a lawyer can ensure your rights are protected. Litigation may be necessary when partners no longer get along and those involved cannot resolve disputes. An agreement may be unclear, or there may be no written agreement. We can help you navigate this situation.
State and federal regulations govern the operation of businesses. If you are involved in a statutory dispute, or you need help interpreting or complying with requirements, our team of lawyers can assist.
Employment disputes may cover hiring and firing, discrimination, wrongful termination, pay, accommodations and more. Our team knows the laws that apply to employment, and we can represent you in disputes, including in litigation.
Civil Litigation for Business
Our South Carolina business litigation attorneys pursue resolutions through court processes and trials. We also pursue alternatives to litigating including arbitration and mediation. We handle many types of business disputes, doing what is necessary to resolve a complex issue or problem.
About Our Law Firm
Highlights of the Rikard & Protopapas law firm include:
- A team of ten attorneys each with experience to represent our diverse clients.
- We’ve achieved more than 20 reported decisions from state and federal courts. We aren’t afraid to litigate, and we litigate with excellence, pursuing your case in full.
- Our attorneys hold the prestigious AV® PreeminentTM rating for the highest level of professional excellence.
- We’ve handled cases in most counties in South Carolina. With a statewide practice, we help people navigate legal issues wherever they may need us.
Fee agreements to meet your needs.
Having admissions in South Carolina and United States federal courts, we have a broad practice to meet your needs. We’ve handled cases in the South Carolina Supreme Court, the United States federal courts, and through the American Arbitration Association. We use this experience to provide personalized service for our clients.
When you choose Rikard & Protopapas, you’re choosing a fully resourced team that is dedicated to strategically litigating your business interests. Regardless of the nature of your dispute, we can help you resolve it. We can work on your behalf to address your issue and move your business forward.
Talk to a Business Litigation Lawyer — Taking New Cases Now
If you are a part of business litigation, or if you think business litigation may be needed for your organization, we invite you to talk to a lawyer. Contact Rikard & Protopapas to discuss the issues facing your business and how we can help.
Call, fill out our form, or get in touch in another way. Ask questions, learn about our services, and see how our representation may be right for you. We’re currently taking new cases. Start your case with a consultation. Contact us today.