Business Disputes

Businesses and individuals must be able to quickly pursue and defend against a variety of legal claims, including expedited requests for injunctive relief, business torts, partner disputes or litigation that could place the entire company at risk.

 

Our business and commercial litigation team has successfully handled significant matters involving breach of contract, fraud, injunctive relief, unfair competition, actions for partnership and shareholder dissolutions, bankruptcy adversary actions, securities violations, and many other business torts.

 

In addition to helping navigate your business through the complex legal issues it is facing, our firm makes it a priority to understand each client’s business goals in order to craft the appropriate litigation strategy for each case.  Our partners have the experience and training to take each case all the way to trial and verdict, as well as position the case for a beneficial resolution short of trial if it meets the company’s overall needs.

 

MGA offers a variety of alternative billing arrangements, including contingency fees, hybrid-billing and flat rates.  Our firm can tailor the billing arrangement to ensure that your business receives the most cost-effective and expedient litigation plan to resolve your dispute.

 

It is important to hire a business litigation attorney who understands these complex issues and will manage the case with integrity and discretion, while still fighting to protect your legal interests. For more information about our professional services or to protect your interests, schedule a consultation with a skilled trial lawyer at our firm.

Types of Cases We Handle
Auto AccidentsBreach of Fiduciary Duty

A fiduciary duty is an obligation by one party to act in the best interest of the other party. The primary duties of a fiduciary are to act with loyalty and care. A breach in fiduciary duty claim can involve a person, business or other partners and shareholders. Examples of a fiduciary include:

 

•  Attorney
•  Guardian
•  Trustee
•  Principal

 

MGA Law has successfully represented clients with complicated business disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty cases. It is important to hire an attorney who understands the complexity of these issues and will conduct the case with integrity and discretion, while protecting your legal interests. Contact our office for additional advice regarding how to protect your interests in a business matter and schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at our firm.

Business Fraud

Dishonest and deceitful misrepresentation and other types of business fraud can significantly impact the success and survival of a business. If you or your company has been victim to fraudulent practices, consult with our experienced attorneys at MGA Law. We are dedicated to providing aggressive representation regarding disputes arising from corporate or business fraud.

 

Examples of business and corporate fraud cases include:

 

•  Fraudulent accounting or bookkeeping processes
•  Misrepresentation of business appraisal value
•  Fraudulent relocation of business assets
•  Use of company funds, assets and opportunities for personal use
•  Theft of trade secrets and patents
•  Misuse of retirement or other worker benefit funds
•  Falsification of any financial records

 

MGA Law has successfully represented clients with complicated business disputes, including business fraud cases. It is important to hire an attorney who understands the complexity of these issues and will conduct the case with integrity and discretion, while protecting your legal interests. Contact our office for additional advice regarding how to protect your interests in a business matter and schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at our firm.

Contract Disputes

Effective contracts are the foundation of any company. Whether they are with another business, employee or financial institution, legal agreements maintain the functionality of any company. When disputes arise, operations may be interrupted and the company may be exposed to harm or liability.

 

Today’s contracts are complicated, involving multiple provisions and often various parties.

 

We can give you the representation you need to resolve various types of contract disputes, including the following types of contracts:

 

•  Offer and Acceptance Letters
•  Non-disclosure
•  Confidentiality agreements
•  Partnership agreements
•  Lease agreements
•  Shareholder Agreements
•  Employee contracts
•  Purchase agreements
•  Non-compete

 

MGA Law has successfully represented clients with complicated business contract disputes. It is important to hire an attorney who understands the complexity of these issues and will conduct the case with integrity and discretion, while protecting your legal interests. Contact our office for additional advice regarding how to protect your interests in a business matter and schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at our firm.

Corporate Litigation

Each of the partners at MGA Law have vast experience in handling complex commercial litigation cases and understanding the business side of corporate litigation disputes.  Prior to forming MGA Law, the partners worked at the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, where they regularly litigated cases requiring the need to obtain emergency injunctive relief, shareholder derivative actions, adversary actions in bankruptcy court, and many other corporate disputes requiring the need for legal representation.

 

In forming MGA Law, the partners wanted to create a law firm that made corporate representation more personable while still providing experienced and tough litigators who can see a case through trial.

 

When conflicts reach a point where negotiation is no longer possible, litigation is often required. Knowledgeable and experienced counsel is crucial in reaching the ideal resolution and forcing the other side to respect the consequences of litigation.  Since 2011, our firm has built a reputation throughout the Las Vegas community as a team that is able to advocate for clients in even the most challenging and complex corporate litigation matters.

 

MGA Law has successfully represented clients with complicated business disputes, including corporate litigation cases. It is important to hire an attorney who understands the complexity of these issues and will conduct the case with integrity and discretion, while protecting your legal interests. Contact our office for additional advice regarding how to protect your interests in a business matter and schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at our firm.

Insurance Coverage and Claims

Insurance is intended to protect us when we are at our most vulnerable. Too frequently, insurers abandon their insureds at the most critical times. Whether you are a business owner or an individual insured, you deserve to have your claim considered promptly and fairly by your insurance company.

 

The attorneys at Maier Gutierrez & Associates have over 50 years of experience assisting insureds in obtaining coverage and benefits owed to them by their insurance companies during difficult times.

 

If you have a claim that has been wrongfully denied by your insurer or if your insurer has not acted in your best interest, we can help. Let us guide you through the claims and appeals process to ensure that you receive the benefits to which you’re entitled.

 

We handle the following types of insurance cases:

 

•  Business Interruption
•  Insurance Bad Faith
•  Unfair Claims Handling Practices
•  Denied Claims
•  Auto
•  Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM)
•  Homeowner’s Insurance
•  Disability
•  Life
•  Health
•  General Liability
•  Casualty
•  Excess and Surplus Coverage

 

COVID-19

 

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has caused billions of dollars in damages and lost revenue to both local Las Vegas businesses and enterprises across the country. From government-mandated closure for “non-essential” businesses to decrease in traffic and consumer spending for businesses fortunate enough to remain open, the losses suffered by companies can be staggering or even fatal.

 

Many affected businesses have insurance policies that include coverage for loss of business income or business interruption. Although organizations can reasonably expect that their insurance policies will provide coverage for their losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, insurance companies have gone on the offensive, some going so far as to preemptively release statements informing businesses that policies do not provide coverage for loss of income due to COVID-19. While it is true that some business policies will not provide coverage based on exclusions or lack of proper coverages, some policies might provide coverage.

 

Business owners who have suffered losses as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and/or government mandated closures and think they might be entitled to benefits within their insurance policy should act quickly. Many insurance policies contain provisions requiring prompt notification of potential claims and other duties and obligations on the insured to ensure that a claim is considered and evaluated by the insurance company.

 

It is essential to hire a lawyer who is exceptionally qualified in successfully in dealing with insurance companies and understanding the issues important to business owners. The attorneys at Maier Gutierrez & Associates are experienced in representing businesses and obtaining insurance benefits when insurance companies resist or refuse payment of claims.

 

We offer a flat rate to help local businesses during these uncertain times, and we’ll work with you remotely to help you understand your insurance coverage and potential claims you can make. MGA will review your existing business insurance policy and consult with you on either a one-hour video or conference call regarding existing coverage and potential claims. Contact us for help today.

 

We’re a small business, too, and we’re here to help.

Local Counsel

If you are looking for a local law firm to represent your out-of-state clients in Nevada, our law firm is ready to help.  Having served as lead counsel on a number of out-of-state cases, our firm understands the importance of working in cooperation with lead counsel and in-house counsel in solving the problems of mutual clients.

 

Our law firm will work quickly to assist out-of-state state attorneys file the appropriate pleadings to be admitted pro hac vice in order to practice within Nevada for a specific case.  Our office will also use our personal familiarity with every level of the Nevada court system to ensure that your motion for admission is handled quickly and properly.

 

Our attorneys have extensive trial experience in all Nevada courts.  We will ensure that your case is compliant with local rules and will guide you in advising your client on the laws of the state of Nevada, as well as the preferences and predilections of local juries and judges.  We can provide as much or as little help as needed to meet the needs and best interests for your client.

 

MGA offers a variety of alternative billing arrangements, including contingency fees, hybrid-billing and flat rates.  Our firm can tailor the billing arrangement to ensure that your business receives the most cost-effective and expedient litigation plan to resolve your dispute.

 

MGA Law has successfully represented clients with complicated business disputes. It is important to hire an attorney who understands the complexity of these issues and will conduct the case with integrity and discretion, while protecting your legal interests. Contact our office for additional advice regarding how to protect your interests in a business matter and schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at our firm.

Partnership Disputes

A well-crafted partnership agreement is an essential manual to begin your company and avoid any unforeseen conflicts that can arise throughout the course of operating your business. Many disputes occur because of poor planning and inconsistent or unclear expectations, and it is necessary to formulate proactive measures in the beginning to avoid conflict. Fortunately, most business disagreements can be avoided with a reasonable amount of effort, time and preparation.

 

MGA Law will assist you in establishing, negotiating and drafting a comprehensive operating agreement. We ensure our clients are completely satisfied with the terms and conditions of the partnership agreement.

 

In case of a partnership dispute, MGA Law is here to help successfully resolve the matter. While early resolution is typically in the best interests of all involved, options such as arbitration and litigation always remain if the differences cannot be resolved, and our attorneys will help you understand your rights and obligations when terminating your partnership agreement and guide through your available options.

 

MGA Law has successfully represented clients with complicated business disputes, including partnership disputes. It is important to hire an attorney who understands the complexity of these issues and will conduct the case with integrity and discretion, while protecting your legal interests. Contact our office for additional advice regarding how to protect your interests in a business matter and schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at our firm.

Professional Liability

We work closely with our clients to defend numerous types of professionals when facing a malpractice or negligence suit. Depending on the profession, this could be financial, emotional, or physical negligence towards an individual. Our attorneys are knowledgeable and informed regarding the standards legally imposed on these professions.

 

Types of professionals subject to claims include:

 

•  Doctors, nurses, and medical practice groups
•  Pharmacists
•  Law firms
•  Accountants
•  Engineers
•  Architects
•  Insurance professionals
•  Corporate officers and directors

 

At MGA Law, our attorneys handle professional negligence and malpractice claims and find the most effective strategies for resolving the case. As experienced professionals ourselves, we understand how to thoroughly investigate the diverse types of claims that may arise.

 

MGA Law has successfully represented clients with complicated business disputes, including professional liability cases. It is important to hire an attorney who understands the complexity of these issues and will conduct the case with integrity and discretion, while protecting your legal interests. Contact our office for additional advice regarding how to protect your interests in a business matter and schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at our firm.

Shareholder Lawsuits

Shareholders can exert their rights to influence a corporation’s actions. A shareholder is permitted to sue and take legal action on behalf of the corporation against the officers and/or directors of the company to enforce or defend a legal right. The main legal duties of a company’s officers, directors and shareholders are to exercise care and loyalty on behalf of the entire company.

 

Types of corporate misconduct include:

 

•  Fraud
•  Conflict of Interest
•  Fraudulent accounting procedures
•  Misuse of company assets
•  Manipulation in the stock market

 

We recognize that every case is different and the needs of each company are distinct. Disputes between shareholders and the corporation can quickly lead to serious issues and even the collapse of a company.

 

MGA Law has successfully represented clients with complicated business disputes, including shareholder derivative cases. It is important to hire an attorney who understands the complexity of these issues and will conduct the case with integrity and discretion, while protecting your legal interests. Contact our office for additional advice regarding how to protect your interests in a business matter and schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at our firm.

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