The attorneys at Ogborn Mihm have decades of experience representing businesses in high-stakes commercial litigation and contract disputes. Our clients represent a wide spectrum of individuals and businesses – from large, multinational corporations to individual private investors – involved in a wide variety of business disputes, ranging from oral agreements gone awry to the breach of complex written agreements involving multiple parties. Regardless of the size of the deal, or whether it was done on a handshake or after extensive negotiation, we strive to litigate the contract dispute in an efficient and effective manner with your business goals guiding our work.
We have substantial experience trying complex business cases to juries and judges. Unlike many business litigation firms that rarely try cases, we prefer going to trial. When appropriate, we begin preparing a case for trial on day one of our representation. We pride ourselves on our courtroom skills and our ability to try any case, regardless of size or complexity, and have successfully represented clients in hundreds of jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations involving a wide variety of business disputes across the country.
Breach of Contract Litigation
In addition to many other types of contracts, our Breach of Contract litigation experience includes the following:
- Asset purchase agreements;
- Partnership, LLC, and shareholder agreements;
- Mergers and acquisition agreements;
- Commercial leases and loans;
- Construction contracts;
- Employment contracts and non-compete agreements;
- Franchise agreements;
- Intellectual property licensing contracts; and,
- Mineral leases and oil and gas royalty contracts.
Commercial Litigation Involving Tort Claims & Disputes Over Control
Commercial disputes often involve complex business torts, such as breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, or negligent misrepresentation, as well as disputes over control between owners, partners, and managers of the business. Visit our Business Torts & Fraud and Corporation, Partnership & LLC Dispute pages to learn more about how we effectively litigate commercial disputes involving all of these closely related areas of the law.
Commercial Litigation on an Alternative Fee Arrangement
While we represent many of our clients on an hourly basis, we prefer alternative fee arrangements, such as contingent fee agreements, with our clients in the appropriate business litigation matters.
When a Fortune 100 oil company was sued in Denver District Court in a dispute arising out of its $1 billion purchase of hundreds of oil leases in the North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields, the plaintiff sought damages of hundreds of millions of dollars. Our lawyers served as local counsel for the national trial firm Susman Godfrey, LLP. We were intimately involved in all phases of the case, which settled shortly before trial.
When a client steel company discovered that its electric utility had overcharged it for its electricity usage, our lawyers sued on behalf of the aggrieved company, recovering $12.5 million after a six-week jury trial in the Nebraska Federal District.