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Forging Solutions To High-Stakes Business Disputes

Legal conflicts come with the territory. But it’s not “just business” when it impacts your bottom line, your workforce or the goodwill you’ve worked hard to achieve.

The Law Office of D. Clay Taylor is a trusted name in Minnesota legal circles. Our attorneys offer over 30 years of combined experience in business and commercial litigation across a wide-range of industries. Our firm’s philosophy is to tackle the conflict head-on to get the upper hand and resolve it as cost-effectively as possible.

Business Litigation In The Twin Cities And Statewide

Led by Clay Taylor, a veteran litigator with a wide-pedigree in business and civil litigation, our lawyers offer a valuable wealth of experience. Whether you are being sued or initiating legal action, our team has probably handled a similar case. We can capably address any business-related conflict, including:

  • Contract disputes with customers or suppliers
  • Breach of contract in the purchase or sale of business assets
  • Partnership disputes and freeze-outs
  • Minority shareholder oppression
  • Construction liens
  • Sales rep commissions
  • Noncompete agreements and theft of trade secrets
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Enforcement of judgments and collections

We have specific experience with apparel, footwear and sporting goods companies; auto and power equipment dealerships; and the food industry, among others. We also have focused experience representing distribution companies and franchise business owners in legal disputes. We cater to a diverse clientele from small startups to established mid-sized companies in Minnesota and nationwide.

Trade Secret Disputes: Safeguarding Your Competitive Edge

In the fast-paced world of business, trade secrets are vital to giving your company its competitive edge. Whether it’s a unique formula, a client list or a proprietary process, these confidential pieces of information deserve the utmost level of protection. But what happens when trade secrets are threatened? Disputes can arise when individuals or competing businesses attempt to access or use your guarded secrets without permission.

Our lawyers help businesses like yours pursue all available avenues to defend your interests and hold accountable those who seek to profit from your proprietary information.

Noncompete Disputes

Noncompete agreements are critical tools for businesses to protect their valuable trade secrets and customer relationships. However, in Minnesota, the law currently restricts those agreements to a sharp degree. Longstanding noncompete agreements may still be enforceable.

Our attorneys are well-versed in the latest developments of Minnesota noncompete law. They can advise you of your options for pursuing enforcement of a noncompete agreement. Our team will advocate strongly for your position, working tirelessly to ensure that your business’s core interests are not compromised by unfair competition.

Employee Disloyalty

Employee loyalty is the cornerstone of a thriving business. But when an employee acts counter to your business’s interests – such as poaching clients or misusing confidential information – it’s a breach of trust that can have serious consequences, both from a legal and business perspective.

We help businesses evaluate their legal options for protecting their interests in the face of employee disloyalty. Our lawyers are prepared to respond with the full weight of the law to protect your interests.

Getting Down To Brass Tacks

Our attorneys and skilled support team will do a deep dive into your adversary and the relevant legal research. We work swiftly to isolate the core dispute and take proactive measures. Our goal is to engineer a prompt and favorable resolution or put you in the driver’s seat if your dispute escalates. You can always decide to settle a case, but you want to negotiate or litigate from a position of strength.

We have dozens of jury trials and arbitrations under our belts, and we have many times stood toe to toe against big corporations and their squads of lawyers. Ultimately, the decision is yours to go to trial or settle things out of court. Our job is to explore and expand your options and to protect your enterprise from external (or internal) threats.

Get In Touch

Contact our Edina law firm to arrange a consultation about your business dispute. We take cases across the Twin Cities, statewide and beyond. Call 612-355-8793 or email us.