Sandberg Phoenix regularly represents publicly and privately owned businesses, defending or prosecuting claims against customers, suppliers, competitors, or shareholders. We have been involved in virtually every type of business dispute including, by way of example, temporary restraining orders and injunctions, enforcement of restrictive covenants, trademark, franchise and warranty disputes, real estate and commercial leases, and multi-year contract disputes. We regularly handle a wide variety of matters for and against Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses and individuals. The following describes some of the experience and expertise we have in various industries and the types of cases our group has handled.
Represent shareholders of closely held companies in disputes such as:
We believe in taking a business approach to the representation of our clients, whether defending or prosecuting a lawsuit. We quickly evaluate the issues with our clients, and then recommend creative strategic solutions. We are proud of our record in effectively handling our clients’ business problems. We are known not for turning over every proverbial stone, but for finding and turning over the right ones. Understanding that our clients are running a business, we know business considerations sometimes require quick, quiet resolutions. In other cases litigation is the only recourse. We pride ourselves on being counselors of law, and we are there to help you make the right business decisions before and after a dispute arises.
While members of our Business Litigation Group regularly negotiate, mediate and arbitrate disputes, our members are known for their trials in federal and state courts, mainly in Missouri and Illinois, but also on a regional basis. First and foremost we are trial lawyers, not just “litigators.” Our Group regularly holds in-house seminars to hone, refine and improve our advocacy skills, and to stay current with the ever-changing substantive law and court rules. Just as a business must grow and change to remain competitive, our lawyers are committed to continuing education and skill enhancement to ensure our clients receive the absolute best in legal representation.
Our regular trial practice in federal and state courts and our commitment to excellence has inspired us to build our own courtroom in the firm’s St. Louis office. Our courtroom was modeled after the local United States District Court, and contains all the same state-of-the-art media and technology. Our aim and commitment is to provide our attorneys, clients and witnesses with the courtroom experience and effective preparation necessary for serious trial work.