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Business Litigation

For more than 40 years, Bonaquist | Allen has represented businesses and individuals in a wide array of business and commercial disputes. While our trial attorneys seek to resolve disputes by focusing on practical and creative solutions, we have the experience and resolve to aggressively litigate cases to a conclusion at trial, arbitration, and appeal. When engaging with our attorneys you will find a partner and counselor willing to learn the nuances of your unique situation and needs.

Our trial lawyers regularly counsel and represent clients in litigation involving the following issues:

  • Fraud and Misrepresentation
  • Breach of Contract / Interference with Contract
  • Breaches of Fiduciary Duty
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation and Protection
  • Unfair Competition
  • Defamation and Trade Libel
  • Business Torts
  • Shareholder, Member and Partner Disputes
  • Corporate, Partnership and LLC Governance Disputes and Dissolution
  • Non-Compete Agreements and Other Restraints on Competition
  • Breach of Express & Implied Warranties
  • Embezzlement or Misuse of Business Assets
  • Vendor Disputes
  • Joint Venture Disputes
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Complex Commercial Litigation

Commercial controversies are an unavoidable element of conducting business. Clients must have experienced litigation representation to develop a strategy and focus on attaining the best possible outcome to fulfill their business objectives.

Our representations include business-to-business and consumer-to-business disputes such as:

  • Breach of contract and commercial fraud
  • Civil Fraud
  • Defamation
  • Directors’ duties
  • Disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions
  • Partnership/investor disputes
  • Securities and other regulatory issues
  • Privacy issues
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Real Estate Litigation

The trial attorneys in our real estate litigation practice group represent clients in real estate-related contractual disputes. 

We regularly represent purchasers, developers, sellers, landowners, tenants, and brokers in the following types of matters:

  • Purchase/Sale Disputes
  • Easement/Boundary Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes and Unlawful Detainer Proceedings
  • Partition Trespass and Nuisance Disputes
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Trust & Estate Litigation

At some point in our lives, many of us will be faced with probate, trust, and estate matters. Our trust and estate litigation attorneys advise and represent trustors, private and institutional trustees, and beneficiaries in litigation involving the formation, administration, and distribution of trusts. Additionally, our trial attorneys represent clients in matters involving probate estates and other matters before the Probate Court. 

We handle litigation relating to the following types of matters:

  • Will and Trust Contests
  • Interpretation of Testamentary Instruments
  • Trust Administration and Internal Affairs
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Financial Elder Abuse Litigation
  • Property Ownership and Disputes Contracts to Devise
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Florida Construction Litigation Attorney

For enterprises as well as individuals, the Florida residential and commercial building industry is very active and thus, brimming with potential pitfalls. As such, it’s critical to have someone looking out for your best interests. Bonaquist|Allen has the skills and the experience to assist you with any construction project or dispute.

Our Experience in Florida Construction Law

Owners, developers, sureties, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers are among the many possible parties to a construction dispute. In Southwest Florida, we have fought, arbitrated, and settled countless construction matters.

In addition to our litigation experience, we frequently provide general counsel services to small firms and individuals, assisting them in managing their construction projects from beginning to end. We are involved in all phases of construction and work diligently to answer your questions about contract negotiations and document preparation, injunctions, delays and disruptions, and acceleration claims process, surety bond claims, construction changes, Mechanics’ and Construction Lien Laws, corporate compliance, and dispute procedures and compliance with the Statutory Notice Provisions of F.S. 558.

Our Approach to Construction Litigation

With a deep understanding of the construction industry, our Naples lawyers are well-equipped to analyze any problems that may arise, acting swiftly with tactical and strategic decisions that can mean the difference between a successful endeavor and one marred by issues. Our truth-guided approach enables us to lead clients through construction disputes with a clear eye and a focus on reaching the best possible outcome. We are connection-driven, which means that we are not motivated by the “size” of our clients or their claims, but rather by providing cutting-edge services to each of our clients in order to maintain our relationship with them. There is no job too big or too small for Bonaquist | Allen.

Disputes Involving Condominium and Homeowners Associations

Homeowners Associations and Condominium Associations frequently have disputes with their respective owners. It’s important to note that Homeowners and Condominium associations have the right to place liens on your property to make sure any outstanding debts are paid.

Some HOAs and COAs have complex and often overlapping rules to understand. If you have a dispute with your respective association, seeking legal assistance to better understand your legal rights is the best option. If you find yourself in a situation in which the HOA or COA has requested payment of dues or files notices of non-compliance, having an attorney at your side ensures your rights are protected.

Certain unheeded disputes may result in foreclosure, therefore it’s vitally important that the owner contact and engage legal counsel immediately.

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