Ohio Business / Commercial Litigation

Ohio Business / Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Are you stuck in a contract dispute?
Do you suspect a rival of unfair competition?
Are you aware of fraud against the government?

Burg Simpson can help! Don’t wait to call the lawyers at Burg Simpson to discuss your legal rights.

 When you run or work for a business, you follow the law, fulfill your commitments, and expect others to do the same. When this expectation is broken, the results can be disastrous for not only your own financial wellbeing, but millions of others as well. The business and commercial law lawyers at Burg Simpson understand the hardships a breach of contract, unfair competition, or other frauds can have on individuals and their families. If you are having a business or commercial law issue contact Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office as soon as possible to speak with a commercial/ business law attorney so we can help you. Call us right now at 800-318-9815.

Business and commercial law are typically lumped together because they go hand-in-hand so often. The best attorneys familiar with one are trained in the other.

Business law, which covers both state and federal statutes, generally encompasses issues such as stocks, investments, workplace safety, employment laws, and the environment. Commercial law is a set of regulations that govern commercial transactions.

Business owners are often fiercely independent individuals, and would love nothing more than to manage their own business transactions. But when it comes to the complex rules and regulations surrounding commercial and business litigation, even the most experienced business owners need effective legal counsel. Do not put your company at risk by trying to handle you own commercial legal matters. Speak to a corporate attorney in our Ohio office before it is too late at 800-318-9815 so we can help you with your situation.

What types of business/commercial law cases does Burg Simpson handle?

Contract Disputes – Commercial Litigation Lawyer - Burg Simpson Ohio

There’s no area of business that needs the perspective of objective legal counsel more than contract disputes. An experienced attorney can tell you when it’s possible to negotiate and avoid time-consuming and expensive litigation and when it’s time to take the matter to court. Call us at 513-852-5600 right away.

Some common examples of contract disputes include:

  • Nondisclosure agreements: These are contracts in which the parties agree to treat shared information as trade secrets and to not disclose it without permission.
  • Sale of goods agreement: This contract stipulates the product or products to be sold to one party at a predetermined time and price. These traditionally also includes provisions that allow for remedies to the buyer should the seller breach the terms of the agreement.
  • Employment agreement: This is an arrangement that specifies the conditions of the relationship between an employee and an employer, including compensation and expectations.
  • Shareholder agreement: This is a contract between the shareholders of a corporation, detailing their rights, privileges, protections, and obligations. These agreements also normally include the corporation’s articles of incorporation and its bylaws.
  • Non-compete agreement: This is an agreement between an employer and an employee where the employee agrees not to enter into competition with the employer after their term of employment ends.

Disagreements between business partners can vary widely. Our commercial litigation attorneys will look out for your best interests, double-check current contracts, obligations and liabilities, and confirm your compliance with standard dissolution requirements. The Cincinnati attorneys at Burg Simpson bring a level of experience and confidence to your negotiations so your company can work through disputes before they make it to a courtroom – if possible. But when negotiations stall and trial is unavoidable, we will take your fight to the courtroom. Call a litigation attorney before you begin any contract discussions at 800-318-9815.

Unfair Competition – Business Litigation Attorney - Ohio Burg Simpson

Legal issues surrounding unfair competition fall under both state and federal law, and cover cases of economic injury to a commercial entity because of deceptive or wrongful business practices by a competitor.  This can be applied to any dishonest and/or fraudulent business activity. A commercial litigation attorney in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office can help if your business has been hurt because of a competitor’s unfair business practices.


  • Trademark infringement: Trademark infringement is a “violation of trademark terms by another body that encroaches on privileges and rights of the owning body.”(Black’s Law Dictionary).  In short, this is what happens when a competitor attempts to pass off their product as yours.
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets: This is what happens when a competitor illegally secures economically advantageous information possessed by someone else.
  • False advertising: This is defined as the use of “misleading, false, or unproven information to advertise products to consumers or advertising that does not disclose its source.”
  • Unauthorized substitution of one brand of goods for another: This is also called “bait and switch,” and is the deceptive sales technique of promoting a product at a low price to lure customers in before telling them that the advertised item isn’t available and that they should buy a pricier product.
  • Use of confidential information by former employee to draw customers to a competitor.
  • False representation of products or services: This includes making any materially misleading facts about a product.
  • Trade libel: This is the dissemination of false information about the quality or characteristics of a company’s products.
  • Tortious interference: When a company attempts to wrongfully interfere with an existing business or contractual relationship between two other parties.

Get in Touch With a Business Law Attorney Quickly

If you’ve suffered economic harm because of the deceptive trade practices of a competitor, contact Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office as soon as possible to speak with a litigation lawyer so we can help you. Call us right now at 800-318-9815.

Qui Tam – Corporate Attorney - Ohio Burg Simpson

From the Latin for “who as well,” a qui tam action is a suit brought by a private individual against another person or a company who is suspected of defrauding the government or of violating a government rule. These suits fall under the False Claims Act, a federal law that allows the individual to file on behalf of the government in exchange for a monetary reward. This action is more commonly known as whistleblowing.

According to the False Claims Act, the fraudulent actions that can spark a qui tam suit include:

  • Knowingly making a false claim for payment to the federal government.
  • Knowingly submitting false information to the federal government to get a claim paid.
  • Working with others to submit a fraudulent claim to the federal government for payment.
  • Knowingly submitting false information to conceal, avoid, or circumvent a duty to pay money to the federal government.

Our Cincinnati Attorneys Will Fight For You

In addition to federal laws, your state may have its own whistleblower protections in place that require a potential whistleblower to follow specific procedures to qualify for protection. If you have non-public information about a fraud against the government, you need confidential and secure legal help regarding your rights and any potential for compensation. It’s imperative that you speak with an experienced, qualified attorney before you take action and go public.

The act of whistleblowing requires an action-oriented mindset, a great deal of patience, and the knowledge and experience of a business litigation lawyer. These suits can quickly turn complicated, requiring a lot of research, organization, and presentation of facts to prove and support the fraud in question against the government. Call Burg Simpson’s law offices in Cincinnati Ohio, at 800-318-9815 and speak with our attorneys today.

Securities – Business Attorney - Ohio Burg SimpsonWhen you choose to invest your money in a company or choose an investment firm, you expect that the business will be honest, honor its promises, and provide full disclosure. When those expectations are broken, you and the many others who trusted that company can lose hard earned money. When this happens you need an attorney to help hold these companies responsible for their misrepresentations, non-disclosures, and other security frauds.  Burg Simpson has experience pursuing these types of investment frauds. Call the commercial litigation attorneys at Burg Simpson’s law offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, at 800-318-9815 and speak with an attorney today.


Burg Simpson has a reputation for standing up for individual’s rights and across the country. With seven offices in six states and more than 60 attorneys, Burg Simpson has the resources to fight against the biggest corporations in the United States.

The commercial litigation lawyers in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati, Ohio office are part of Burg Simpson’s dynamic team serving the people and businesses of Ohio, Kentucky, and the nation. The lawyers in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office have experience in successfully handling a variety of both business and commercial law cases.

Call the attorneys in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati, Ohio office today at 800-318-9815 so we can discuss your case with you.

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 February 18, 2019

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer Ronald M. Sandgrund, Of Counsel at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was recently featured in the Member Spotlight section of the February edition of the Colorado Lawyer.  Mr. Sandgrund is a well-known trial lawyer and Colorado’s most prolific author of articles and… Read more »

 February 13, 2019

Biker Swallowed By Sinkhole

Burg Simpson Attorneys Win Second Appeal to Protect $7.3 Million Verdict On September 3, 2008, Mr. James Nelson suffered severe and life-changing injuries, including a permanent brain injury, when his bicycle was swallowed by a large sinkhole on a bike path located on the property of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. … Read more »


 February 8, 2019

Burg Simpson Seeks to Protect West Metro Firefighters From Getting Burned

Brian Matise and Nelson Boyle at Burg Simpson are representing the engineers, fire investigators, and firefighters from the West Metro Fire District as part of a class action lawsuit. The complaint claims the department mishandled roughly $1.8 million in a retiree health account. Attorney Brian Matise said, “The brave men and women of the West… Read more »

Workers' Compensation

 February 7, 2019

Nick Fogel, a Burg Simpson Shareholder, Quoted in an Article Published by U.S. News

Nick Fogel, a Burg Simpson shareholder and the practice group leader of the firm’s workers’ compensation team, was quoted in a recent article published by U.S. News. Mr. Fogel discussed how employees risk medical uncertainty and serious financial consequences when their employer does not possess the required workers’ compensation insurance. To view the article in… Read more »

Medicare & Medicaid Fraud- Business Law Attorney – Ohio Burg Simpson

 May 21, 2018

Ohio Works to Stop Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

Ohio made headlines last year when a federal grand jury issued indictments against a pair of health care companies and their owners for health care fraud. The indictments suggest that the companies fraudulently billed government health programs for unneeded medical services and/or medication that was never requested. These indictments represented just a small part of… Read more »

Ohio Burg Simpson - LuLaRoe Failure to Refund

 March 16, 2018

Burg Simpson Investigates LuLaRoe’s Failure to Refund Ohio and Kentucky Fashion Retailers and Consultants

Attention Kentucky and Ohio LuLaRoe Fashion Retailers and Consultants! Burg Simpson is investigating LuLaRoe for failing to honor its agreement to refund Consultants for unsold inventory. To entice individuals to become LuLaRoe Consultants, LuLaRoe made a buy-back promise. The buy-back promise consisted of a return policy, by which Consultants who wished to stop selling for… Read more »

Spectrum Lawsuit - Civil Litigation Attorney – Burg Simpson Ohio

 March 15, 2018

Spectrum (Time Warner Cable) Internet Slowdown Lawsuit

Many businesses rely on providing their employees and customers with access to reliable high speed internet and are willing to pay higher fees to obtain such service; however, businesses that paid for Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum) cable internet services may not be getting what they bargained for. Businesses with Spectrum internet service may be… Read more »

Skechers Shoes Class Action Settlement

 August 22, 2012

Skechers Shoes Class Action Settlement

On Monday, August 13, 2012, the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky preliminarily approved a $40 million class action settlement between Skechers and consumers who purchased Skechers toning shoes. The litigation alleges that Skechers’ ads made unfounded claims that the shoes helped people lose weight and tone muscles.  The settlement seeks… Read more »

Protecting Your Legal Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Legal Rights

At Burg Simpson Ohio, we’re dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligence or bad conduct of others. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, dangerous medication or auto accident, you need to make sure your legal rights are protected. Call our… Read more »

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Generic Drugs vs. Brand Name Drugs

 March 12, 2014

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Generic Drugs vs. Brand Name Drugs

If you suffer a side effect from your medication, if you’re taking a generic drug, you can’t file a lawsuit for personal injury. Only the name brand drug company has to monitor safety and update warnings. The generic drug companies only have to be the same as the name brand drug company, and therefore they… Read more »

Janet Abaray on the Value of a Degree in English

 December 13, 2013

Janet Abaray on the Value of a Degree in English

Janet Abaray, Burg Simpson Ohio Managing Shareholder, shares how a degree in English Literature has helped her further her success as a trial lawyer. Ms. Abaray is an alumna of the University of Cincinnati where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts with a Major in English & Comparative Literature.

Depakote / Depakene and Increased Risk of Birth Defects

 April 11, 2013

Depakote / Depakene and Increased Risk of Birth Defects

Anti-seizure medicines have been known to increase the risk of birth defects. Attorney Janet Abaray explains what’s different about Depakote/Depakene. If your child was affected, you may be eligible for compensation. For more information, contact Burg Simpson at 1-800-713-9340.

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