Ohio Commercial Litigaton Lawyer

Commercial Litigation

We litigate complex commercial disputes in state courts, federal courts, and arbitral fora in Ohio.

Our attorneys routinely represent corporate clients in high-dollar-value breach of contract actions, closely-held business disputes and business torts.

Additional areas of focus include:

  • Partnership and Joint Venture Dispute Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • E-Commerce Litigation
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Litigation
  • Employment Defense Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Litigation
  • Appeals

Clients We Represent:

  • Merchant cash advance (MCA) companies
  • E-Commerce companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Investment funds
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Oil & Gas companies
  • Construction companies
  • Restaurants
  • Employers
  • Real estate companies
  • Public and private corporations
  • Executives, Investors and High Net-Worth Businesspeople
  • Merchant cash advance (MCA) companies
  • E-Commerce companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Investment funds
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Oil & Gas companies
  • Construction companies
  • Restaurants
  • Employers
  • Real estate companies
  • Public and private corporations
  • Executives, Investors and High Net-Worth Businesspeople

Why We Win

Clear & Compelling Storylines

We distill complex commercial disputes into clear and compelling storylines, tailoring our presentation to the audience, whether it be a jury, judge, or arbitrator. These skills are crucial in commercial litigation matters.

Our lawyers have represented:

  • Merchant cash advance companies in multiple conversion and civil RICO actions filed by banks involving damages claims of up to $60,000,000.00.
  • A former venture capitalist in the negotiation of a post-termination separation agreement.
  • A local restaurant chain in a wage & hour lawsuit under the Fair Labor Standards Act. A favorable settlement was obtained.
  • Numerous E-Commerce companies suing payment facilitators (PayFacs), independent sales organizations (ISOs), and banks in state court, federal court, and arbitration, involving high-seven-figure damages claims. In one case, the firm successfully obtained an asset freeze injunction against the PayFac.
  • A PPE wholesaler and company officer in indemnification and contribution claims seeking over $9,000,000.00 in damages. All claims against the firms’ clients were dismissed under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) & 14(a)(4).
  • A European business enterprise incorporated in the United States and company officer who were sued for over $10,000,000.00 in alleged credit card “chargeback” debt. We secured full dismissal of all claims under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6).
  • A real estate investment company with considerable holdings across multiple states in civil cases involving injunctions, breach of contract, partnership disputes, employment law, municipal litigation, fraud, and quiet title actions.

“Top-Shelf Results.”

With our portfolio of over 200 rental units across multiple states, legal disputes are unavoidable. Over the past five years, The Durst Law Firm has represented us in dozens of civil cases, involving injunctions, partnership disputes, employment law, litigation with municipalities, breach of contract, fraud, and quiet title actions, among others, often with significant financial or business implications.

The Durst Law Firm delivers top-shelf results, both inside and outside the courtroom. We consider the firm’s attorneys part of our management and leadership team, and they act as such, helping us to work through strategic dialogues. They are outstanding advisors.

- Ben W.

CEO, WHAM Properties

Defense Victory

Successful 12(b)(6) dismissal of lawsuit seeking $10,499,166 in damages, obtaining victory on behalf of European business enterprise incorporated in the United States including complete dismissal of all claims adverse company officer.

Elec. Merch. Sys. LLC v. Gaal, et al.

No. 20-CV-1898, 2022 WL 2176537 (N.D. Ohio June 16, 2022).

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