Business Litigation

Business Litigation

The commercial disputes experience of William Stoner and Frederic Grannis includes a broad range of cases consisting of fraud, partnership disputes, unfair competition, trade secret/copyright infringement business-related violations, as well as breach of contract in the insurance, employment, real estate, and commercial settings. Because many business cases also involve tort overtones, such as fraud and insurance bad faith, our expertise in tort law has proven to be a valuable tool in the litigation of complex commercial disputes.

Breach of Contract/Leases

The attorneys at Stoner Grannis LLP know how impactful the resulting harm from a breach of contract can be — it can bring your business to a grinding halt. Let our knowledgeable Los Angeles breach of contract attorneys help you quickly resolve your issue and get your business back on track.

Commercial Fraud

Has someone deceived you or your business to benefit financially? You may have been a victim of fraud. When you uncover commercial fraud, your best bet is to work with an experienced fraud lawyer. Co-Founder William Stoner has extensive experience in litigating commercial fraud claims.

Unfair Competition

If your business has suffered due to the unfair practices of another business, such as false advertising, you may have a claim for unfair competition. Stoner Grannis LLP can help you put a stop to these unfair practices, and help you recover resulting damages.

Partnership Disputes

Despite having the best intentions, business partners can have disagreements. Sometimes these agreements can be disruptive to your business, and require the intervention of an expert. The attorneys at Stoner Grannis LLP can quickly help resolve a partnership dispute and get your business moving again or help facilitate an amicable business divorce.

Intellectual Property Disputes

Intellectual property assets have become an integral part of a company’s value. Disputes can arise with regard to ownership, licensing, and control of assets like patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Let our IP experts handle the intricacies of IP asset protection and management.

Professional Negligence

Stoner Grannis LLP also offers services against professionals who should be held accountable for negligence claims, including accounting malpractice claims, medical malpractice claims, legal malpractice claims.

Representative Case

§  Oaktree Capital Principal Opportunities Fund, L.P, TCW Opportunities Fund, and Pacholder Value Opportunity Fund, LP v. CIBC World Markets Corp.: William Stoner was part of a trial team that represented various investment funds against CIBC asserting claims for misrepresentation and intentional nondisclosure as well as violations of securities laws. CIBC was the underwriter on approximately $200 million of high-yield promissory notes issued by Renaissance Cosmetics, Inc. with the sale conducted under SEC Rule 144A. Mr. Stoner prepared and filed the complaint. The $52 million jury verdict was upheld on appeal and prejudgment interest awarded. (OCM Principal Opportunities Fund v. CIBC World Markets Corp., 157 Cal App 4th 835 (2007)