Commercial Litigation Attorneys in Washington, D.C.

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Serving Small- & Mid-Sized Businesses

An unfortunate part of owning and running a business is the legal challenges that you will inevitably encounter. Unforeseen complications are sure to arise from time to time, many of which can lead to heated disputes. The firm you choose to represent you through these challenges can have a profound impact on the future and the success of your business.

At Ashcraft & Gerel, we have over 65 years of experience representing individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized companies. Our commercial litigation attorneys in Washington, D.C. are confident and professional, both in and out of the courtroom. We understand the laws and regulations that govern your business and can help you navigate any kind of dispute you might encounter in your daily operations. Your success is our priority.


What We Can Do for Your Business

Businesses based in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas can find the legal support they need to grow at Ashcraft & Gerel. Regardless of who is involved in the dispute at hand and the complexity of the case, our firm is ready for the challenge.

Our commercial litigation team represents businesses in matters involving:

  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Defamation
  • RICO and RICO conspiracy
  • Unfair business practices
  • Unethical business dealings

At Ashcraft & Gerel we are simultaneously skilled legal practitioners and knowledgeable strategists with a vast understanding of the factors that can come into play in a business-related lawsuit. Though we strive to settle cases outside of court with our strong negotiation skills, we are not afraid to fight for you in the courtroom when necessary.

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Contract Disputes

Ultimately, you enter into a contract with another party in an effort to avoid disputes and ensure that you are both on the same page. When disagreements over a contract arise, it can help to have a skilled attorney on your side. Our Washington, D.C. commercial litigation attorneys can review the contract, investigate where and how the breach occurred, and discuss your options moving forward while protecting your rights. We handle high-stakes claims involving businesses and their vendors, manufacturers, suppliers, customers, and other parties.

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Fraud & Misrepresentation

When fraud and deceit influence commercial practices, hardworking business owners can suffer serious losses. Your business does not have to pay the price for another’s fraudulent actions. Our firm is prepared to prosecute claims related to fraud and misrepresentation in business transactions and other practices.

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Unfair Trade Practices

If your business’s competitors are engaging in illegal or unfair trade practices, you can pursue legal action to put a stop to the illegal activity. Business clients in Washington, D.C. can take advantage of our firm’s alternative fee arrangements and strict budget monitoring, which keep us focused on fighting for favorable results with your bottom line in mind.

Unethical Business Dealings

Far too often, business owners and managers act unethically to make a dollar, putting profits above investors, business partners, and customers. Any form of corporate misconduct is actionable. Our Washington, D.C. commercial litigation attorneys are ready to take swift action against your competitors and other businesses who violate the principles of business ethics.

Choose Ashcraft & Gerel for Ongoing Counsel

Though we are happy to assist our business clients with immediate disputes and urgent litigation, we also encourage you to consider retaining our firm earlier, before a disagreement even arises. By working closely with a business lawyer from the outset, you can reduce your risk and save both time and money.