Resolving Issues Of Business Fraud
If you signed a business contract based on a lie or misrepresentation of the other party, you may be a victim of business fraud. If you have suffered economic damages as a result of the fraud, you may be entitled to damages under a number of legal theories.
At Slinde Nelson, our lawyers represent businesses that have suffered harm as a result of business fraud. We also defend businesses accused of fraud.
What Type Of Agreement Is Involved In Your Case?
We handle fraud claims related to all types of contracts and agreements, including:
- Purchase and sale of businesses
- Vendor contracts
- Customer contracts
- Franchise agreements
- Licensing agreements
- Commercial real estate contracts
- Loans and construction contracts
- Partnership and shareholder agreements
- Buy-sell agreements
To be considered fraud, there must be some level of misrepresentation, as opposed to mere nonperformance, on the part of the other party. If a business violated a contract without malicious intent, then you are dealing with breach of contract litigation instead of fraud.
Our attorneys take a proactive and aggressive approach to fraud litigation, striking smart, striking fast and playing offense at every possible turn, whether we are representing the plaintiff or the defendant.
Fraudulent misrepresentations cause harm not just to consumers, but also to businesses. In Washington, the Consumer Protection Act applies to business fraud. This law may provide triple damages and attorney fees if you win your case.
Lawyers Who Understand Business
Unlike many business litigation firms, many of the attorneys of Slinde Nelson have founded and run businesses of their own, giving them firsthand knowledge of the needs of business owners. In addition, we have a team of lawyers who were formal in-house counsel for some of the Pacific Northwest’s most successful companies.
We understand what your business needs from its attorney, and we know how to deliver it. We are committed to providing prompt responses to phone calls and responsible billing practices.
We will give you honest, upfront advice about the strength of your case. If we think that yours is a case you will not win, our lawyers will advise against filing a lawsuit. Since we offer free initial consultations for litigation matters, you can evaluate your case with little risk.
Talk With Us In A Confidential Consultation
Call 503-567-1234 today or contact us online to see whether we’re the right law firm for you. We will help explore any concerns you have involving business fraud litigation. From offices in Portland, Oregon, we serve clients in both Washington and Oregon.