Commercial Litigation

Butler Snow’s Commercial Litigation team handles a wide array of complex disputes arising from contract and business arrangements for a broad range of businesses nationwide. Our commercial litigation practice is led by some of the firm’s most experienced trial lawyers who have gained regional and national reputations for successfully handling complex commercial litigation, class actions and mass tort matters. Our team includes in-house CPAs, banking personnel, insurance personnel and others, providing invaluable contributions to our case strategies and work product.  Our resources include members of the Appellate & Written Advocacy group who assist with motion practice, briefing and appellate work.

Although our firm’s size and formidable litigation resources attract a significant number of clients in large commercial disputes (including complex antitrust, lender liability, securities and business tort litigation), basic contract, fidelity and surety, and business dissolution matters continue to be a significant part of the commercial litigation practice. Our experience encompasses a wide range of commercial disputes, including business and shareholder disputes, real estate and oil and gas litigation, insurance claims and coverage, director and officer liability and failed financial institution litigation, breach of contract, breach of warranty, consumer protection, unfair competition, UCC and sales litigation, administrative bid protests, RICO, securities and bankruptcy cases, as well as related class actions.

Our commercial litigators recognize that businesses generally need to stay out of court and often need to conclude the matter as quickly as possible; therefore, we immediately focus on our clients’ business goals. When litigation is avoidable, we work with our clients to negotiate or engage in alternative dispute resolution to reach an expeditious and effective solution.

We have been lead class or mass action counsel for a wide array of clients across a broad range of industries.  Representative types of antitrust and franchising cases that Butler Snow litigators handle include, class actions, complex distribution issues, civil and criminal price fixing cases and monopolization and attempted monopolization disputes.

Our Commercial Litigation Group blog,, contains up-to-date information and analysis from thought leaders in our group, of current issues that are of interest to our clients and professionals involved in business and commercial litigation.