Torts are claims intended to redress injuries to person or property based on a duty imposed by law (rather than a duty imposed by contract), and in the business context, common tort claims include fraud, negligent misrepresentation, interference with contract or business relations, breach of fiduciary duties, accounting malpractice, conversion (theft/embezzlement), and defamation. Knowles Gallant Timmons attorneys are experienced and successful at both asserting or defending against these claims on behalf of business clients.
KGT attorneys have successfully litigated a wide range of contractual disputes from promissory notes and basic contracts for goods and services to complex contracts governing the sale of multi-million-dollar businesses. Knowles Gallant Timmons attorneys have appeared on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in state courts, federal courts, and arbitrations.
Business owners, directors, executives, and companies themselves owe a variety of duties to shareholders, business partners, and others. These duties are often the subject of both contract and business tort claims, including suits for alleged breaches of fiduciary duties and shareholder derivative suits. Knowles Gallant Timmons attorneys have successfully represented clients involved in these disputes as plaintiffs or defendants.