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San Diego Business Trial Lawyers

A business litigation practice encompasses a wide range of commercial disputes. The experienced business trial lawyers at Fitzgerald Knaier LLP have practiced at some of the largest, most sophisticated law firms in the world, and possess a wealth of experience, having represented a variety of corporate clients in high stakes litigation of complex commercial controversies. Unlike many big firm "litigators," we have actually tried a large number of cases. In business disputes between companies, or in cases brought by individuals against our corporate clients, we bring real trial experience to bear, and we advocate creatively to produce cost-effective, winning results. Our trial experience and courtroom prowess help our clients win and obtain favorable settlements in high-stakes, cutting-edge, and "bet the company" cases.

Fitzgerald Knaier LLP's business litigation experience spans many types of cases, including:

  • breach of contract
  • partnership disputes
  • shareholder derivative actions
  • internal corporate investigations
  • corporate control battles
  • mergers and acquisitions, including post-closing purchase price adjustment and earn-out disputes
  • accounting fraud
  • government contracting fraud and qui tam
  • antitrust
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupted Organizations Act (RICO) claims;
  • securities fraud claims
  • insurance coverage disputes
  • real estate purchase and boundary disputes
  • commercial lease disputes
  • business torts, including tortious interference, unfair competition, and trade secret misappropriation
  • patent licensing and royalty disputes

Our lawyers have litigated business disputes in state and federal courts around the United States, as well as a variety of arbitration bodies, including AAA, JAMS, ICC, UNCITRAL and CPR. Our clients in business litigation matters have included publicly traded companies, privately held entities, boards and board committees, directors, officers, and individual investors and entrepreneurs.


Breach of contract cases are probably the most common types of business litigation. The lawyers at Fitzgerald Knaier LLP have successfully litigated, arbitrated, or tried hundreds of contract disputes. These cases encompass a wide range of contractual arrangements, including:

  • joint ventures
  • partnership agreements
  • merger agreements
  • confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • product development agreements
  • invention assignment and royalty agreements
  • construction contracts
  • franchise and distributor agreements
  • supply agreements
  • teaming agreements
  • limited liability company operating agreements
  • financing agreements
  • investor subscription agreements
  • leases
  • employment agreements
  • stock option compensation plans
  • broker and finder agreements
  • trusts


If you need assistance with a business litigation matter, contact the experienced trial lawyers at Fitzgerald Knaier LLP today. Statutes of limitations could apply to any business litigation claims, so act now to ensure that your legal rights are not lost. We offer a free, no obligation consultation to assess your case. Contact us today by telephone or using the form on this website.