Commercial Litigation

Birmingham Commercial Litigation Lawyers

Lippitt O’Keefe, PLLC has a team of experienced attorneys who are devoted to serving businesses. Commercial litigation involves a wide range of issues that require in-depth knowledge and a firm grasp of details. 

Complex Commercial & Business Litigation

Complex commercial litigation differs from ordinary commercial litigation, and what makes litigation complex can vary. Quite often, a transaction that involves a large number of documents is considered complex. Business deals that encompass multiple jurisdictions meet the definition of complex. A transaction that involves more than two parties is more complex than the norm.

You can schedule a consultation with on of our experienced attorneys by calling (248) 609-3526 or contacting us online.

Limited Liability Company & Corporate Litigation

Limited Liability Company & Corporate Litigation

Shareholder and member disputes are common and can occur for a myriad of reasons. Some of the most common reasons are financial and operational disputes.  Often, the governing documents of a company do not sufficiently address the dispute at hand.  We work with our clients to negotiate resolutions to issues amongst members and shareholders in the hopes to avoid litigation.  If pre-litigation negotiations fail and litigation is necessary, we will help you take the steps to safeguard the interests of ownership while still allowing the day-to-day operations of the business to function smoothly.

Real Estate, Property Rights, & Boundary Disputes

Commercial real estate is different than its residential counterpart. The transactions are often much larger than what’s at stake in the purchase and sale of a residential property. Paperwork can come in much greater volume. Moreover, what is planned for commercial real estate often requires a detailed knowledge of zoning laws and other applicable municipal regulations. 

It’s important that anyone investing in commercial real estate have legal counsel who is there solely to advocate for their client. Commercial realtors often do excellent work, but their interest is bringing two parties together to close a deal. A commercial lawyer, on the other hand, is there to advise you if and when it’s time to walk away.

A Full Range of Commercial Litigation Services

Other areas of commercial litigation we specialize in include:

Antitrust Litigation Class Action Lawsuits

This is a specific type of class action filing. To win an antitrust lawsuit, your legal team must demonstrate business practices that are anti-competitive. Furthermore, those practices must have the consequence of leading to some negative result, such as price fixing or fraud. 


The state of Michigan has a six-year statute of limitations on collecting a debt. The firm you engage to recoup past due monies needs to be skilled at tracking debtors down and have the resources to back them up. Lippitt O’Keefe, PLLC has the team in place to help you get what’s owed to you. 

Condominium Law

Condo developments involve a maze of business relationships. They require expertise in Michigan condominium law and the ability to integrate that with real estate and transaction law. It’s common for substantial amounts of money to be at stake in condo developments, and your lawyer can help you navigate your case. 

Construction Litigation

Construction projects come with high risk. There’s the potential for injuries on the job, disputes with contractors and subcontractors, and the need to stay compliant with regulations at the federal, state, and local levels. 

Franchise Litigation

A franchising relationship is a significant commitment on both sides. The entrepreneur is making what may be a life-changing financial investment. The franchise itself is trusting the stewardship of its good name to a new person. When that relationship breaks down and there’s dispute over the terms of the agreement, an experienced lawyer can help. 

Local Counsel Services

Little details can make a big difference in a court of law. Lippitt O’Keefe, PLLC provides detail-oriented legal counsel in the local court systems. 

Supplier Disputes

The smooth functioning of a supply chain is essential to the success of a business. When a dispute arises between the business and a supplier, a seasoned attorney can lead the way in seeking to settle the matter through negotiation or mediation. A lawyer who fights diligently for the client won’t shy away from the more confrontational methods of arbitration and litigation if it’s the only way to secure the client’s best interests.

Zoning & Land Use Disputes

The knowledge of municipal regulations is imperative for any business that would like to expand or acquire new properties. Our attorneys are familiar with local codes throughout the area. 

If your case has progressed to the appellate stage or requires arbitration proceedings, our team can help. Get in touch with us today for assistance.

Call (248) 609-3526 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.