Commercial Litigation

Law Offices Of Barbra Stern Commercial Litigation

Civil litigation is a lawsuit between individuals not involving criminal charges. Generally, during civil litigation, the parties are going to court to defend or enforce a legal right, and the party pressing a case is seeking to be compensated with either some specific performance or monetary damages. When one or more of these parties is a business entity like a corporation or a partnership, it is known as a commercial dispute. There are differences and similarities between traditional civil litigation matters and corporate litigation. Barbra Stern is a top commercial litigator with almost two decades of experience under her belt. If you or your organization are seeking commercial litigation services, contact the Law Offices of Barbra Stern in Fort Lauderdale today.

What Is Commercial Litigation?

Commercial litigation typically proceeds the same way as other kinds of civil litigation:


  • The Plaintiff brings on an attorney
  • Both sides investigate the facts of the case
  • Attorneys on both sides research applicable law and engage in settlement negotiations
  • A lawsuit is filed by the Plaintiff
  • Both sides establish the facts of the case
  • They participate in motion practice
  • The parties go in front of a judge or jury to try the case
  • File post-trial motions and whatever is necessary, depending on the specific case

The Law Offices of Barbra Stern handles a wide variety of commercial litigation, including:


  • Bad Faith Cases
  • Breach of Contract Actions
  • Business Torts
  • Construction Cases
  • Class Action Lawsuits
  • Derivative Actions
  • Debtor or Creditor Actions
  • Fraud Actions
  • Employment Cases
  • Intellectual Property (IP) and Patent
  • Infringement Cases
  • Insurance Coverage Cases
  • LLC Membership Disputes
  • Labor Cases
  • Product Liability Claims
  • Misrepresentation Actions
  • Shareholder Issues
  • Securities Litigation
  • Tortious Interference
  • Tax Disputes
  • Unfair Competition ACtions
  • Trade Secret Lawsuits

What Commercial Litigators Do

Barbra Stern is uniquely trained, educated, and experienced in business-specific and business-related litigation. A commercial litigator for both the individual and business side handles specific responsibilities such as investigating the facts of the case, consulting with experts, establishing precedents based on evidence, and conducting other tasks depending on the circumstances of the suit.

How Commercial Litigation Differs From Other Kinds Of Litigation

The main difference between commercial/corporate litigation and other kinds of litigation is the parties involved in the case. Since there are businesses involved in the litigation, the problems presented tend to be more specialized or complicated than with traditional civil litigation. A significant number of commercial litigation cases are filed on a federal level versus a state court, and some may involve multi-district or class action lawsuits, depending on how many parties there are. The commercial litigation process is typically more extensive than a non-commercial dispute, involving the use of industry and forensic experts.

You Can Count On Barbra Stern!

The Law Offices of Barbra Stern in Fort Lauderdale offers top commercial litigation services. Barbra Stern has represented a variety of small to medium businesses across the state of Florida. If you are seeking commercial litigation services, call the Law Offices of Barbra Stern to schedule an appointment!