We represent clients in complex business litigation involving businesses of all sizes and types, with an emphasis on contract disputes, business tort litigation and disputes over corporate governance. Our business litigation practice includes the following types of cases:

  • Fraud and misrepresentation in the purchase, sale, or merger of businesses
  • Breach of fiduciary duty and self-dealing by officers, directors, managers, owners, shareholders and partners
  • Tortious interference with contracts or business expectancies
  • Oppression of minority shareholders
  • Fraudulent transfer of business assets
  • Misappropriation of company trade secrets and proprietary information by employees
  • Breach of contract
  • Disputes concerning control of closely-held businesses, including family businesses;
  • Disputes concerning non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements.

Our attorneys have a particular interest, expertise and experience in representing clients in business disputes that overlap with employment law issues. For example, we often represent lawyers in compensation disputes with their former law firm employers, which also involve disputes over the firm’s partnership or shareholder agreement and valuation of the lawyer’s equity interest in his or her former firm. Similarly, TMLG frequently represents executives and high-level managers in employment disputes which raise issues implicating corporate governance.

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Representative Cases
  • Ramirez v. Precision Drywall, Inc. – (not reported, available at 2011 WL 5147660) Wn. App. (2011)
  • Fenske v. Tegman – (not reported, available at 2010 WL 3624210) Wn. App. (2010)
  • McGinnity v. AutoNation, Inc. – 149 Wn. App. 277, 202 P.3d 1009 (2009)
  • In re Carideo – 550 F.3d 846 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Odom v. Microsoft Corp. – 486 F.3d 541 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Nelson v. Appleway Chevrolet, Inc. – 160 Wn.2d 173, 157 P.3d 407 (2007)
  • In re Marriage of Corliss – (not reported, available at 2007 WL 442207) Wn. App. (2007)
  • Barnett v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. – (not reported, available at 2006 WL 1846531) Wn. App. (2006)
  • Enger v. Richards – (not reported, available at 2006 WL 2742513) Wn. App. (2006)
  • Frese v. Snohomish Cnty. – 129 Wn. App. 659, 120 P.3d 89 (2005)
  • Easter v. Am. West Financial – 381 F.3d 948 (9th Cir. 2004)
  • Stewart v. Estate of Steiner – 122 Wn. App. 258, 93 P.3d 919 (2004)
  • RREEF Mgmt. Co. v. Diamond Parking, Inc. – (not reported, available at 2004 WL 294951) Wn. App. (2004)
  • Mt. Hood Beverage Co. v. Constellation Brands, Inc. – 149 Wn.2d 98, 63 P.3d 919 (2003)
  • Mycon v. Safeco Nat’l Ins. Co. – (not reported, available at 2000 WL 628810) Wn. App. (2000)
  • DiBlasi v. City of Seattle – 136 Wn.2d 865, 969 P.2d 10 (1998)
  • Customer Co. v. City of Sacramento – 10 Cal. 4th 368, 895 P.2d 900 (1995)
  • Mem’l Hospitals Assn. v. Randol – 38 Cal. App.4th, 45 Cal. Rptr.2d 547 (1995)
  • Couch v. San Juan Unified Sch. Dist. – 33 Cal. App. 4th 1491, 39 Cal. Rptr.2d 848 (1995)
Business Litigation Team