MichieHamlett's Commercial Group - Our Commercial Group is involved in all major areas of business law, including commercial transactions, business litigation and consumer protection.
Our attorneys provide legal representation in bank financings; business formation; mergers and acquisitions; real estate development; real estate leases; sales of goods; computer law; franchising; equipment leasing; financial planning; the purchase and sale of securities; employment; regulatory issues; the negotiation and drafting of contracts; and product and intellectual property licensing and acquisitions.
Our commercial litigators provide legal representation in substantial and complex litigation in all primary areas of business law, including environmental, banking, real estate, employment, patent and copyright, antitrust, securities, stockholder and investor disputes, business torts, and contract disputes. We have developed and tried cases throughout Virginia, and in other states, in both state and federal courts. Moreover, we have extensive experience in handling both state and federal appellate litigation. Wherever appropriate, we encourage the use of alternative forms of dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.
We represent consumers in asserting their rights under a wide variety of state and federal consumer protection laws. We are experienced in enforcing consumers’ rights both through national class actions and individual claims brought here in Virginia. We have focused particularly on statutory violations in consumer financial services industries such as the credit counseling industry. We understand consumers’ need for strong and aggressive representation when their rights have been violated.