When your business interests are threatened by a breach of contract or by the harmful conduct of another person or company, you need a strategy that not only rights the wrong but strengthens your business and reputation.
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader works on matters involving commercial disputes, breach of contract, business torts, and fraud, and we strive for comprehensive solutions that help prevent future issues. In all corporate matters, we look beyond the conflict at hand and strive for comprehensive solutions that help prevent future issues from affecting your business. Business disputes can be complex and expensive.
We offer creative fee arrangements for business clients who may not be attracted to the traditional big firm “billable hour” approach, where the lawyers receive millions of dollars irrespective of the outcome. We like for our interests to align with our clients’ interests and for our fee arrangements to encourage smart, efficient approaches to cases rather than a large hourly bill.
Premier Business Dispute Lawyers in Kansas City.
For over forty years, Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader P.C. has been one of the country’s premier law firms representing people who have been injured through the wrongful conduct of others.
That’s why companies turn to Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader to bring business disputes on their behalf. We offer some of the area’s most experienced and successful litigators, all of whom come from diverse backgrounds and perspectives that can be brought together to benefit our clients.
Following appeal, $165 million awarded to nonprofit public corporation for breach of contract.
What To Expect With Your Business Litigation Case
The attorneys at Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader understand your case is your only case. Our process always starts with getting to know you, your family, your business, and your story. When we agree to take on your case, we are agreeing to devote the time, resources, and expertise necessary to achieve the best possible result.
We understand that the length, expense, and uncertainty of litigation can have a significant impact on your company’s bottom line. On the front end, we work with our clients to evaluate the potential costs, risks, and rewards prior to commencing litigation to protect our clients’ legal and business interests. Throughout the life of your case, we are constantly exploring creative settlement strategies to mitigate costs and further damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Types of Business Disputes We Handle
(1) Business Torts
A tort is best explained by its Latin roots: Simply put, it means “wrong.” A business tort is a wrongful act committed against a company that causes financial loss, harm to goodwill and corporate reputation, loss of competitive advantage or market share, or damage to business interests and economic prospects. Business torts can be committed intentionally by a competing business or result from negligent behavior by individuals or other companies. Here are a few examples of business or “economic” cases our firm handles:
- Tortious Interference with Contract
- Interference with Business Relationships (e.g., unfair competition or restraint of trade)
- Injurious Falsehoods (e.g., libel or slander)
- Fraudulent Misrepresentations
Business tort litigation often requires a two-part strategy. First, we ask the court to issue an injunction to stop the bad behavior. Second, we pursue monetary damages for any and all losses caused by it. The litigation team at Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader wants to protect your legal rights and your bottom line.
(2) Breach of Contract
A breach of contract happens when one party fails to perform all or part of an enforceable contract without a legal excuse or justification. If a party fails to perform or significantly frustrates the purpose of a valid contract, then you might be entitled to compensation or other remedies.
For more information, visit our Breach of Contract page.
(3) Breach of Fiduciary Duty
A fiduciary relationship arises when one person takes on a special responsibility to act in the interest of another. In doing so, the fiduciary must act with loyalty and good faith towards those they owe a duty to. In business, there are numerous types of fiduciary relationships, including:
- Corporate officer to shareholders;
- Majority members or shareholders to minority members or shareholders;
- Employee to employer;
- Partners to one another; and,
- Agent to principal.
Additionally, those working in specific industries, like lawyers, financial advisors, real estate, banks, insurance, and accountants, owe special fiduciary duties to their clients. Common breaches include:
- Self-dealing, comingling, misusing, or failing to account for funds or assets;
- Failing to disclose conflict of interest;
- Engaging in illegal activity;
- Divulging trade secrets;
- Fraudulent disclosures or concealment;
Civil litigation fraud claims typically run parallel to criminal fraud prosecution cases. Our clients benefit from the perspective and counsel of Mike Rader, who served as a Jackson County, Missouri Prosecutor before entering civil practice. For more information on civil fraud claims, visit our fraud page.
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