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Commercial Business Litigation Attorney in Scottsdale

When your business finds itself in a dispute or facing a lawsuit, it is vital to have a knowledgeable and experienced commercial and civil litigator on your side.

My name is Karl S. Pearson, Scottsdale, AZ business attorney and founder of Pearson Law, PLC.
With more than 25 years of legal experience, I collaborate with individuals and businesses in Scottsdale, AZ, to resolve legal disputes, and provide guidance to protect their financial interests through litigation.

Commercial Business Litigation Attorney

Commercial Litigation

How do I resolve a business dispute?

Commercial litigation involves disputes arising out of business relationships. The legal issues are usually complex, requiring an experienced business litigator.

When a dispute arises, you need to make a business decision. Sometimes that will mean negotiating a resolution; other times may require filing a lawsuit. Pearson Law has the experience to handle all aspects of a business dispute.

Representing Arizona businesses of all sizes, as well as individuals, I believe that everyone deserves a straightforward, honest answer when issues arise.
  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Business Dissolution
  • Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • Transactional Disputes
I am committed to helping my clients protect their business interests to ensure that the goals of your company are advanced in the way you see fit.
Should it become necessary to go to trial, I am always prepared.
  • Breach of Contract
What are the legal consequences of a breach of contract?

In the business world, there are countless types of contracts. From employee agreements to transactional agreements and covenants not to compete, to name a few.

A Breach of Contract occurs when a party fails failure to perform any promise that forms all or part of a contract.

There are several remedies for breach of contracts, such as an award of monetary damages, specific performance, rescission, and restitution. In most situations, the main remedy is an award of monetary damages.
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty

    A breach of fiduciary duty occurs when a person in trust fails to act in the best interests of the protected party.
A fiduciary relationship can arise in a business agency, a professional relationship, or due to family ties.

The following relationships are usually considered fiduciary in nature:
  • Husband and Wife
  • Parent and Child
  • Other Familial Relationships
  • Guardian and Ward
  • Attorney and Client
  • Corporate Director and Corporation
  • Partners
  • General Partner to Limited Partner
  • Joint Venturers
  • Broker and Client
  • Agent and Principal
  • A Real Estate Agent or Broker and Principal
  • Escrow Agent to Parties in a Transaction
  • Trustee and Beneficiaries of a Trust
  • An Executor or Administrator and Creditors
In certain situations, a party may have a fiduciary duty to another party. A fiduciary relationship arises when one party is bound to act for the benefit of the other.  A trustee is required to manage another party's assets and has legal and ethical obligations to put the other party's interests ahead of his or her own. A fiduciary duty is the highest standard of care to which an individual can be held.

Business owners may owe fiduciary duties to each other. Fiduciary duties help ensure that each owner acts in a manner that is consistent with the interests of other owners and the business itself.

Arizona statutes and case law impose various duties of loyalty, good faith, and due care on business owners. 

You should consult with an experienced Business Attorney to determine your rights and obligations as a business owner.
  • Business Dissolution

    When a stakeholder or partner wishes to leave a company, there should be processes in place to enable the other principals to buy out his or her ownership and to account for a smooth transition.

    In some situations, however, the owners may not agree on how to end the relationship. In such situations, Arizona law allows an owner to seek judicial dissolution of the entity. This involves liquidating and dividing up the assets of the entity. 
  • Partnership & Shareholder Disputes

    When Shareholders, Partners, or other Stakeholders are embroiled in an argument, I can act to protect their valuable interests and help resolve the issue. If a resolution is not possible, I am prepared to go to court to enforce my Client’s rights.
  • Transactional Disputes

    From collecting payments that are outstanding on a promissory note to enforcing a transactional contract, I protect the interests of my clients in all controversies surrounding transactions and acquisitions.
  • Debtors & Creditors in Collections

    Pearson Law represents both debtors and creditors. If you are having difficulty collecting money that is owed to you, I can initiate procedures to help you receive the payment owed, including placing liens on property or utilizing wage and bank account garnishments.

    If you are unable to pay money that you owe to other businesses, I can also help negotiate a settlement with your creditors. I can also assist in filing bankruptcy if that is the right path to take.

    In addition to the litigation disputes noted above, I also handle complex issues involving the following. 
    • Collections Actions
    • Employment Litigation
    • Fraud & Misrepresentation
    • Intellectual Property Claims
    • Professional Service Disputes
    • Theft of Trade Secrets
    • Tortious Interference With Contract
    • Unfair Competition
Businesses can face a litany of other challenges. From employee disputes to dealing with governmental entities, when you need help with legal matters pertaining to your business you can count on Karl Pearson at Pearson Law to provide the answers that you need to hear, not just what you want to hear

Personal, Legal Representation

From business litigation, managing employees and daily operations, keeping track of your finances, all while staying focused on the future of your business, you have a lot to deal with. Complex legal issues shouldn't be one of them.

At Pearson Law, I have helped hundreds of clients resolve legal disputes involving their business. Representing individuals and Arizona businesses of all sizes, I believe that everyone deserves straightforward answers. Unlike large law firms, at Pearson Law, you can expect personal attention every step of the way. When Clients hire me, they have direct access to me throughout their case and you will never be assigned to an Associate Attorney with little experience.

Legal Consultation 

When questions arise, and you're not sure where to turn, I can help make sense of the case your business is facing.
I will assess your business litigation issues and explain your options in terms that make sense and provide a frank assessment of the likely outcome of your case.

My goal is to resolve your matter as quickly as possible. After all, lawsuits can damage reputations and cause financial hardships. The bottom line, handling disputes from the start is critical to a business’s bottom line.

When it comes to your business's health, financial success, and future, at Pearson Law, you can count on knowledgeable strategies to resolve business disputes, litigation, contracts, operating agreements, bankruptcy, and more with a personal touch.

When you need an experienced, reliable commercial litigation attorney, contact Scottsdale, AZ Business Attorney Karl Pearson, to learn what your legal options are or call (480) 820-1800.


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Karl handled a very difficult case for an automobile accident. The case had been messed up by another law firm and Karl was able to finish with the expected results. In another situation, Karl guided me through a credit card charge that was unfounded. He found the proper representation in another state, again with positive results. If ever I need an attorney for information or another case, I will contact Karl.

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I have worked with many attorneys over the years and have found their are two types of attorneys. Those that create problems and those that solve problems. Karl has a gift for solving problems and that is very rare among attorneys. His rates were very affordable. I have never recommended an attorney to anyone ever but I can say if you are looking for a talented TRUSTWORTHY attorney Karl is the best you can get. Tim TLR Group LLC

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