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Business Litigation

Leading businesses seek our help in a broad range of commercial disputes. These have included matters involving:

  • Contracts
  • Real estate issues
  • Employment claims
  • Business "divorces"
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims between partners
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Noncompetition agreements
  • Technology service agreements

Our Clients

Clients include small and medium-sized companies, nonprofit institutions, individuals, partners, stockholders and officers and directors.

Despite their variety, our business litigation clients all rely on our litigators' skill and experience in negotiating successful business outcomes. If a negotiated resolution is not possible on advantageous terms, clients can rightly expect a zealous representation from our litigation team in court. This includes through a trial, if necessary.

Our Goal?

The most practical, cost-effective resolution possible.

Representative Experience

  • An owner of a closely-held business needed help with a dispute with his co-owner involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and misrepresentation. We obtained summary judgment on his behalf.
  • A professional trustee hired Hemenway & Barnes to defend him against claims of breach of fiduciary duty and mismanagement of trust assets. We obtained a favorable settlement involving no payment by our client.
  • A private equity firm hired us to defend them against a tort claim arising from one of their acquired company's business operations.

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Thank you for your interest in Hemenway & Barnes, but merely communicating with Hemenway & Barnes LLP or a Hemenway & Barnes lawyer or employee will not create a lawyer-client relationship. Such a relationship will not arise unless and until the firm agrees with you in writing to handle a particular matter. Unless and until this has occurred, you should not convey to us any information you regard as personal or confidential, because any such information will not be treated by us as confidential or subject to any confidentiality requirements.

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