Business / Commercial / Contract
Disputes and Litigation
Internal company disputes (“corporate litigation”)
• Breach of shareholder and operating agreements
• Company dissolution and shareholder “divorce”
• Partnership claims and dissolution
• Removal of officers and directors
• Breach of fiduciary duties
• Oppression and “squeeze-out” of minority shareholders
• Misrepresentation / Fraud
• Investor claims
• Enforcement of buy-sell agreements
• Shareholder derivative actions
• Non-competition, non-solicitation agreements
• Misuse of trade secrets and other intellectual property
• Temporary restraining order and injunctions

Outside disputes (“commercial litigation”)
• Breach of contract
• Disputes relating to sale of goods, services or real estate
• Franchise disputes
• Purchase and sale of business or business assets
• Misrepresentation / Fraud
• Defamation / libel & slander
• Investment fraud
• Insurance claims and bad faith
• Collection (creditors only)
• Fraudulent transfers
• Temporary restraining order and injunctions

Business and contract claims and disputes often cannot be resolved without legal counsel and even formal litigation. It is important to seek the advice and assistance of an attorney with the right experience.

To resolve major business disputes, one should not hire a “business lawyer” who handles primarily transactions, business formations, contract drafting, and regulatory compliance.  Instead, one needs a dedicated civil litigation and trial attorney who understands the dispute resolution system, and who possesses significant trial experience -- an increasingly rare commodity. This will amplify your leverage for settlement, and vastly improve your prospects for a favorable result at arbitration or trial if settlement cannot be obtained on desirable terms.

A former prosecutor and large firm partner, I have represented numerous medium-sized and small privately-owned companies (and some large public companies) and their owners, officers, and principals, in a great variety of business disputes and litigation. I have taken approximately 70 cases to trial, the majority of them to juries. For instance, I represented a startup company in a federal case for breach of contract against a large publicly-traded corporation, resulting in a $12.1 million verdict for my client, and have won complete defense judgments for clients defending against claims well in excess of $1 million.  I have handled and resolved many other cases before trial.  The Rundle Law Firm has the experience and judgment to effectively handle your business dispute.

Learn more about what we can do for you
Call us at any of the numbers below or send us an email to schedule a consultation with an experienced business & commercial litigation lawyer.

Mailing Address
Two Tech Center
1498 SE Tech Center Place
Suite 210
Vancouver, WA   98683
Portland, OR Office
1001 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 1100
Portland, Oregon  97204
Vancouver, WA Office
Two Tech Center
1498 SE Tech Center Place
Suite 210
Vancouver, WA  98683
Seattle, WA Office
Two Union Square
601 Union Street
Suite 4200
Seattle, WA  98101
Contact Information
Portland:  503-234-1900
Vancouver:  360-882-4488
Seattle: 206-377-7100
Fax:  866-816-4006
Email:  pr@rundlelaw.com