Shaka Johnson

Breach of Contract Theory

Business Litigation - Litigation Attorney

Many business people come to the business litigation lawyers at Shaka Johnson, Esquire and say they either want to sue someone, or say that they are being sued. Before proceeding with a lawsuit, it is vital to first review all the facts and circumstances surrounding the lawsuit, analyze and apply relevant statutory and common law, analyze and determine the strengths and weaknesses in the opposition's position, and craft a well reasoned and effective litigation strategy. If the client is the Plaintiff, he must ensure that he not only has a good case and a well crafted legal strategy, but he must also determine that the business or person that he is suing has enough assets so that he can collect his judgment at the end of the legal action. If the client is a Defendant, he must zero in on all applicable defenses and seriously consider what legal counter punches he can throw and when. A good business litigation attorney is part professor, part chess player, part actor, and part heavy weight fighter. If an attorney is able to switch roles on demand, he can serve his clients well.

When a controversy arises between two or more people or businesses, the business litigation lawyers at Shaka Johnson, Esquire believe it is often prudent to first attempt to resolve the issue through negotiation on terms favorable to our client. This is frequently accomplished by phone calls, letter writing, the filing of liens or lis pendens, and through intense and serious discussions. However, when litigation is in the best interest of our client, the business litigation lawyers at Shaka Johnson, Esquire will aggressively and expeditiously represent our client's legal interests in court. Whether prosecuting or defending a business litigation matter, the litigation attorneys at Shaka Johnson, Esquire will perform a thorough analysis of our client's legal position and strategy. Then, a frank conversation will occur concerning the costs of litigation, where money can be saved, and where money should be spent. Because business litigation is often a marathon and not a sprint, the client's cost management can be one of the most important factors in succeeding in litigation.

Most business lawsuits include, but are not limited to disputes in the following areas:

  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud
  • Intentional or negligent misrepresentation
  • Intentional interference with contract
  • Injunctive relief and writs of attachment
  • Slander or libel
  • Trade secret violations
  • Unfair competition
  • Negligence and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of non-competition agreements
  • Breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing
  • Economic duress
  • Misappropriation of money
  • Injuries to personal or real property

The business litigation lawyers at Shaka Johnson, Esquire have represented, and continue to represent, both in and out of court, numerous Philadelphia limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships, and businesses of all sizes. The business lawyers at Shaka Johnson, Esquire are constantly dealing, negotiating, litigating, arbitrating, mediating, and resolving matters of significant importance to individuals and businesses in Philadelphia region.