Contract Law

  • Binding Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Disputes
  • Copyright Disputes
  • Fraud Fiduciary Duty
  • Partnership Disputes

Zealous Advocates in Business Law Issues

To achieve a favorable outcome in a contract dispute or other business matters, great skill and insight are needed. Take advantage of the opportunity to work with our experienced legal team. We will focus on you and your legal concerns and will zealously advocate for you and your rights. We are committed to being responsive and available to you as the case moves forward.

Meeting Business Disputes Head On

Whether yours is a small business or a large commercial enterprise, one of the major costs of doing business is dealing with legal issues caused by disputes. Business disputes can hamper productivity, tarnish the good name of an organization, and may even result in very costly litigation that can have a far-reaching impact upon a business. Our firm focuses on providing clients with the tools needed to find success in a range of conflicts like binding contracts, breach of contract matters, fraud, and misrepresentation. Every lawyer at McMurray Henriks , LLP not only has an in-depth understanding of how business disputes commonly arise, but also how they can best be resolved. We pride ourselves on the level of commitment and dedication we bring to each client, and you can be sure that your business dispute will be handled in a way that is ideally suited to your needs. How businesses handle shareholder and partnership disputes and a wide range of other issues, can make the difference between success and failure for businesses of any size. For this reason, every effort should be made to protect your business against these disputes.

Dispute Resolution Options

At McMurray Henriks , LLP, we understand that your business has the need for legal consultation, representation, and guidance through business and contract disputes. We have worked hard to defend clients from lawsuits and other legal conflicts. Standing up for your rights is a critical factor in any business environment, and our firm can provide the tools, skills, and legal expertise required to protect your business against the many conflicts that may arise in today's business world.

Shareholder & Partnership Disputes
Resolving Disputes Between Business Partners

The business landscape is often a very complex place, especially when it involves shareholders or partnerships. In some situations, conflicts with shareholders or partners can lead to significant problems down the line that may even threaten the financial stability of the organization as a whole. Some of the most common shareholder or partnership problems involve breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, breach of contract and other contract disputes. As complicated as these cases may become, it is crucial to have the assistance of a skilled attorney who knows the law with respect to how business entities are to lawfully operate. At McMurray Henriks, LLP, our focus is to protect you from the difficulties that derive from shareholder disputes, partnership conflicts or other contractual relationships. We understand the importance of resolving these matters in a timely and efficient fashion. Our firm overview reflects a wealth of experience in successfully litigating business and contract disputes. When a shareholder or partnership dispute threatens the livelihood of your business, be sure that you place your trust in legal professionals who can bring you the most advantageous results. Contact McMurray Henriks, LLP for expert-level advice and representation if you are involved in a shareholder or partnership dispute.

Business & Corporate Fraud

When it comes to the field of business law, there are so many ways that fraud can be committed, whether it involves one dishonest employee, or if it involves the company's partners, or several executives. Whether you are being accused of committing fraud or if you are a victim of fraud, the potential financial harm can be devastating. Therefore, whenever you are dealing with a fraud-related matter, it's critical that you enlist the services of a Los Angeles business fraud attorney from McMurray Henriks, LLP as soon as possible. Our firm represents individuals, partners, shareholders, small business owners and corporations in all types of fraud-related matters including but not limited to:
  • Breach of contract
  • Investment fraud
  • Intentional misrepresentation
  • Suppression of material facts
  • False or misleading advertising
  • Violation of noncompete agreements
  • Theft or embezzlement of business assets
  • Issues over nondisclosure which affect the business's value
  • Overstating profits
  • Understating expenses
  • Forgery or falsifying documents
  • Defrauding an employer
  • Disclosing trade secrets

Overview of Fiduciary Duty

A fiduciary relationship is one existing between parties to a transaction wherein one of the parties is in duty bound to act with the utmost good faith for the benefit of the other party. Such a relation ordinarily arises where a confidence is reposed by one person in the integrity of another, and in such a relation the party in whom the confidence is reposed, if he [or she] voluntarily accepts or assumes to accept the confidence, can take no advantage from his [or her] acts relating to the interest of the other party without the latter's knowledge or consent. A fiduciary is an individual in whom another has placed the highest level of trust and confidence. A fiduciary is held to the highest standards of care in the eyes of the law, and the fiduciary is expected to be extremely loyal to the person to whom they owe the duty. Fiduciary Relationships There are different types of fiduciary relationships, such as:
  • Real estate broker (buyer agent) and buyer client
  • Lawyer and client
  • Conservators and legal guardians or wards
  • Executors or administrators and heirs
  • Stockbroker and client
  • Retirement plan administrator and employee
  • Doctor and patient
  • Teacher and student
  • Priest and parishioner
  • Financial or investment advisor and client
  • Agents, brokers, factors and their principals
  • Board of directors and a company
  • Disclosing trade secrets
Partner to co-partner Breach of Fiduciary Duty A breach of fiduciary lawsuit requires:
(1) A fiduciary duty,

(2) a breach of that fiduciary duty, and

(3) damages arising from that breach of duty.

Breach of fiduciary duty

Breach of fiduciary duty may involve insider trading, or it may involve professional negligence. Where the principal is able to establish that a fiduciary duty existed and a breach of that duty occurred, the court may rule that any benefit gained by the fiduciary be returned to the principal. Remedies for breach of a fiduciary duty vary depending upon the type of damage or the benefit gained. Another remedy includes an account of profits; this is typically done where the breach was ongoing and the gain is difficult to identify. The fiduciary relationship is held in the highest regard in the legal community. However, it is not uncommon for miscommunications, misunderstandings or misrepresentation on either side to lead to disputes between fiduciaries and principals. If you have encountered a dispute involving fiduciary duty, we urge you to contact an attorney from McMurray Henriks, LLP to schedule a consultation. We are highly familiar with fiduciary relationships and can advise you of your rights and responsibilities, as well as what types of legal remedies are available to resolve your situation.

Breach of Contract

Breaches and Disputes

Breaches and Disputes The most common business disputes involve a breach of contract. These disputes can arise in partnership agreements, sales agreements, purchase contracts, employment contracts, vendor and client contracts as well as others. When a party has failed to uphold the terms of a contract, it is extremely important that the proper legal action be undertaken immediately. The financial losses in certain types of breach cases can be extensive - to the point of destruction to your business

California Unfair Competition Lawyers

Mcmurray Henriks LLP is a recognized leader in complex business litigation and antitrust litigation . We have represented claims against and defended business torts and contract disputes under the California Unfair Business Practices Act (Business and Professions Code sections 17200 and 17500), and other protections including federal antitrust laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Commercial and Corporate Fraud Litigation Attorneys

If you lost personal assets or your company was harmed by theft, deception or misrepresentation, the business fraud lawyers of McMurray Henriks , LLP will pursue all available legal equitable remedies on your behalf. Our law firm has exposed fraudulent business practices and embezzlement, and recovered monetary damages and obtained injunctive relief in a wide array of cases. These cases have included the appointment of receivers, coordinating with governmental agencies, and dealing with a myriad of issues including the tracing and recovery of assets throughout the world. We have successfully represented businesses and individuals victimized by corporate and commercial fraud. We also defend business entities, business owners and individuals in civil fraud litigation. Contact our office to discuss your situation.