Fraud Litigation

Many victims of fraud are embarrassed and feel ashamed that they were deceived by unethical individuals or companies. More appropriately they should feel angered and anxious to pursue the fraud perpetrators for redress. Regardless of how much money you have lost, you will not be judged by members of our firm. We would rather assist you in your recovery plan by pursuing whatever possible causes of action may be available against the unlawful perpetrators. These may include both civil and criminal remedies.

Civil Fraud Litigation Attorney in Scottsdale & Phoenix
Our attorneys have litigated and prosecuted complex cases of fraud for a wide range of plaintiffs, and companies involving issues such as:

  • Business fraud between partners or shareholders
  • Business fraud between companies and individuals or other companies
  • Insurance fraud
  • Investment fraud
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Truth in Lending Act violations
  • Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act violations
  • Many other types of fraud

The Firm professionals at the Law Offices of William D. Black are committed to providing first-rate personal service to our diverse client base. Our comprehensive legal representation is based upon a solid legal strategy that is effective, as well as cost efficient.

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Commercial Collections Attorney

In the current economic climate of recession, unemployment and financial distress for families and companies, procedures for enforcement of contracts and collections have become more critical than ever.

Scottsdale and Phoenix Debt Collections Services Lawyer
At The Law Offices of William D. Black, we offer individual creditors, business owners, collection agencies and risk managers of small, medium and large businesses the benefits of a variety of professional, efficient, effective and affordable debt collection services. We pursue pre-litigation debt collection and, when necessary, initiate litigation services for retail and commercial claims. We pursue debtors professionally, diligently and aggressively.

William D. Black is an experienced attorney who can help you with commercial collections. Our law firm is fully committed to helping clients achieve their legal, financial and personal goals in a wide variety of business collection and litigation matters.

The Law Offices of William D. Black counsels individuals, professionals and businesses in collection procedures, making certain that their pursuit of their debtors will be economically justified. We serve clients in Scottsdale, the Phoenix metropolitan area and in other cities throughout the State. We pride ourselves on innovative, resourceful, aggressive and responsive representation.

Boutique Law Firm Handling a Wide Variety of Business Matters for Arizona Clients
Attorney William D. Black uses his more than 30 years of experience and comprehensive command pre-judgment and post-judgment collection proceedings to address issues such as:

  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Since debtors are protected from collection practices under this legislation, we can protect you from violations of its mandates when collecting what you are owed.
  • Garnishments: to assist you with recovering money while remaining compliant with applicable laws
  • Attachments: execution of this complicated legal procedure to help you obtain the money owed to you

The Law Offices of William D. Black employs a team approach to resolving your collections legal problem, using expert asset investigators and business appraisers. Combined with our state of the art legal research capabilities, we work hard to provide you the best chance of recovering all that is possible under the circumstances while remaining in full compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.

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General Business Litigation and Mediation

From external threats such as intellectual property disputes to internal quarrels such as partnership disputes, business disagreements present distractions and potentially needless costs to the ultimate objective of the business — making money.

Contract Disputes Attorney in Scottsdale & Phoenix
The Law Offices of William D. Black, located in Scottsdale and Phoenix, protects the business litigation interests of companies of all sizes. Whether you are prosecuting or defendant a breach of contract claim or already involved in litigation, our firm offers creative solutions and, if necessary, aggressive advocacy, always working to respect your bottom line.

The business litigation lawyer who gets results for Arizona commercial disputes clients is William D. Black — a former business owner and corporate officer with wide experience in business litigation. Look to us for the innovative, resourceful and responsive representation you need and the attentive personal service you deserve.

The Law Offices of William D. Black — Boutique Law Firm Dedicated to Your Success
General business litigation practice area in which we have successfully undertaken representation include:

  • Contract disputes over purchase or sale of goods and services
  • Contract disputes involving breach of employment agreements
  • All other contract disputes
  • Internal disputes between partners or shareholders
  • Business dissolution and business divorce
  • Litigation arising from acquisitions, mergers or financing
  • Construction litigation (non-performance and other issues)
  • Civil tort claims (personal injury, fraud)
  • Stockholder lawsuits
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Employment matters (non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements,
  • non-solicitation agreements, and severance and anti-piracy agreements)
  • Commercial collections actions
  • Enforcement of contracts (judgments, specific performance)

In his more than 30 years of practice, William D. Black has assisted his clients in resolving a variety of business disputes involving contracts, licensing, real estate, construction, equipment leases, and purchase agreements. His extensive knowledge of business law and record of successful representation as a trial lawyer can provide his clients with a decided advantage in business mediation, arbitration or litigation.

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Non-Compete and Anti-Piracy Lawyer

The Law Offices of William D. Black has more than 30 years of experience with the handling of business tort lawsuits.

Non-Solicitation Agreement Attorney William D. Black Protects Your Rights
These legal matters include claims regarding interference with business relationships, breach of fiduciary duties, business libel, slander and defamation (including Internet defamation), and other disputes concerning non-compete, non-solicitation and non-piracy agreements.

We also process many claims involving shareholder disputes or business divorces.

We have been successful in obtaining maximum compensation for damages to many of our Arizona business clients, both individual and corporate.

The Law Offices of William D. Black has a track record of success in finding innovative solutions and getting the best results possible for our clients. Scottsdale attorney William D. Black is a lawyer who focuses on client needs and has a proven record of success. For business tort, non-compete, non-solicitation and anti-piracy dispute resolution, contact the Law Offices of William D. Black to get optimal results in Scottsdale or Phoenix.

Experienced Trial Lawyer Serving Arizona Businesses for More Than 30 Years
William D. Black has been practicing law in the Phoenix metropolitan area for more than 30 years and has considerable experience with restrictive covenants in business employment contracts and other agreements. He has handled business litigation involving both the enforcement of and defense against such restrictive covenants. These include:

  • Non-compete agreements: in which the employee agrees to not engage in any activity that would be in direct competition with the employer for a set amount of time after termination of employment
  • Non-solicitation agreements: in which the employee agrees to not solicit clients’ accounts or employees away from the employer’s business for a set amount of time after termination of employment
  • Anti-piracy agreements: skilled legal assistance that protects your business trademark and copyright and other forms of intellectual property right against misappropriation and/or infringement, and defenses against related false claims

While we have resources of a much larger firm — we pride ourselves in the boutique, personalized service we provide for our clients. When appropriate, we team with other forensic experts and “of counsel” specialists to assure optimal results for the client. We take the time to get to know our clients and their legal issues so that we can efficiently serve their needs. We strive to make ourselves accessible to clients whenever reasonably possible throughout the course of representation, so that all client questions and concerns can be promptly addressed.

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Business Defamation and Contract Disputes Attorney

Words can hurt. They can cause tangible economic loss. If the false statements, gossip or groundless accusations by another person ends up affecting your employment status or seriously damages your reputation, you may have grounds for a defamation lawsuit.

Scottsdale Libel and Slander Attorney
The Law Offices of William D. Black in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona has successfully sued on behalf of Scottsdale area clients for libelous, slanderous and defamatory statements. Not every false or nasty statement or rumor constitutes actionable defamation, but those that do can be very serious. Contact us today for a free case evaluation to discuss your potential claim.

Proving Defamation

  • Libel is written defamation. It could be an e-mail, a letter, an official report, a published article.
  • Slander is spoken defamation. It could be public statements, workplace gossip, or accusations of misconduct.
  • Re-publication – repeating a libelous or slanderous statement made by someone else – is not a defense. It is still considered defamatory.

In order to sue for monetary damages, the defamation must cause a real and irreparable harm or public humiliation:

  • A person accused a gentleman, a security guard, of making bomb threats, and police arrested him. Although he was not charged with a crime, he was terminated and not able to get work in the security industry after the incident. In this case, he has a cause of action.
  • Another gentleman was accused of hacking into a former employer’s computer. Although he did not lose his job, he was told that he would not get the security clearance to move up in the company. His employment opportunities were unnecessarily limited, and he suffered financially. He too has an actionable claim.
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Attorney Protecting Intellectual Property

Intellectual property — trademarks, copyrights, patents, Internet content and technical innovations — can be major corporate assets. They must be protected from business competitors who attempt to misappropriate and exploit them.

Scottsdale Intellectual Property Dispute Attorney
Other forms of intellectual property — trade secrets, customer lists and business practices — can be just as important to the profitability of a company. Many business people do not recognize the value of their intellectual property assets and fail to adequately protect them.

William D. Black is an experienced lawyer who will protect your intellectual property rights in Scottsdale, Phoenix and throughout the State of Arizona. He has advised a diverse business clientele on intellectual property matters for more than 30 years. He has also represented clients in intellectual property litigation and has proven success in this area.

When your ownership of unique business knowledge, intellectual assets and strategies is under attack, get the quality representation you need from The Law Offices of William D. Black.

Innovative, Resourceful and Responsive for More Than 30 Years
We advise and represent clients with businesses of all sizes in matters involving:

  • Selection and registration of trademarks and trade names
  • Applications for copyright protection
  • Resolutions of disputes relating to publicity and privacy rights
  • Drafting and negotiation of software development and marketing contracts Securing of software licenses
  • Counseling on the protection of trade secrets and trade dress
  • Negotiation, enforcement and defense of confidentiality and non-compete agreements
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights through demand letters, preliminary injunctions, litigation and alternative dispute resolution techniques

We also represent clients in protecting their innovations, including licensing, negotiation of licenses with other parties, and prosecution and defense of infringement charges. Some of these cases become highly technical, requiring that we team with intellectual property specialists. In matters involving patents, we can refer our clients to our “of counsel” patent attorney.

Just as you lock the doors to your business at night, you should also act to protect the value of your trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other intellectual property. The Law Offices of William D. Black can help you protect the value and realize the profit potential of all of your intellectual property assets.

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Scottsdale Business Disputes Lawyer

When the success or survival of your business is challenged by a partnership or shareholder disagreement, or a similar stressful and threatening organizational development — often involving decisions to sell, dissolve or persevere — you can benefit from the sound counsel of an experienced business lawyer.

Arizona Business Divorce Law Firm Handles Partnership Disputes
Phoenix and Scottsdale business dispute attorney William D. Black has been practicing since 1979. At The Law Offices of William D. Black, we help you evaluate developing business problems that can interfere with and compromise your company’s profitability and ultimate success.

We can help you to map strategies and take legal steps that ensure your company’s future success. If business dissolution or failure is an inescapable conclusion, we can help you to mitigate your losses. We are knowledgeable in bankruptcy law and, if necessary, have a bankruptcy specialist who works in an “of counsel” role with the firm to evaluate more sophisticated bankruptcy issues and problems.

Business partnerships unravel and business entities dissolve or deteriorate for many reasons. Oftentimes serious issues of alleged neglect or fraud are disputes that can be resolved only through litigation. Other times, it is simply time for the partners to sell or fold the business and move on to something different. Whatever the reason, an experienced lawyer is needed to help you through the process of a business dispute resolution, partnership divorce or business dissolution.

If you are dealing with a partnership dispute or business divorce in Scottsdale, the Phoenix metropolitan area or elsewhere in Arizona, you should speak with attorney William D. Black in an initial complimentary consultation.

Experienced Business Lawyer Aggressively Protecting Your Rights
The Law Offices of William D. Black extends our signature quality representation to corporate clients whose business ventures have been threatened or damaged for many different reasons, including:

  • Negligence and business torts/defamation lawsuits: Misconduct by a partner, shareholder or officer, and partnership disputes in general are some of the most common reasons for the demise and dissolution of once successful businesses.
  • Intellectual property disputes, and trademark and copyright litigation: When ideas and inventions are not properly registered, protected and administered between the partners or stockholders, serious internal disputes can develop. These are often contentious and may result in partnership disputes or business divorces.
  • Business sales and acquisitions: when a business is sold for a profit, or partners decide to liquidate and move in different directions

Whether a business divorce is diplomatically calculated or contentious, our law firm has the experience to evaluate the facts, determine your best business and legal posture, and negotiate a favorable resolution on your behalf. We have more than 30 years of experience successfully resolving business divorce disputes for our clients.

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Commercial Lease Disputes Attorney

Business owners, experienced investors and franchisors involved in the rental or purchase of commercial real estate make significant investments in property and need to make certain their investments are economically profitable. As a result, their need for legal representation by a good commercial real estate attorney who has knowledge and expertise relating to commercial real estate lease law is essential.

Experienced Business Lease Disputes Attorney in Scottsdale and Phoenix
Are you interested in buying or selling property or entering into a commercial lease? Are you seeking a practical, efficient resolution to a commercial lease dispute? It is important to understand your rights and obligations. Phoenix commercial real estate lawyer William D. Black at The Law Offices of William D. Black represents clients seeking to protect their investments and rights in commercial real estate transactions and disputes.

Landlords and tenants alike deserve a chance reach a reasonable agreement advancing their respective interests relating to commercial lease agreements. William D. Black can evaluate your fact situation and discuss your options concerning the legal approach which best suits your objectives. He has more than 30 years of experience in business and real estate law and can make a positive difference.

Commercial real estate matters can involve complex, detailed contract negotiations, long-term rights and obligations, forensic evaluations and costly business disputes. To protect your investments, contact The Law Offices of William D. Black.

With law offices in Scottsdale and Phoenix to serve you better, commercial lease dispute lawyer William D. Black is available to discuss the details of your legal matter in a free initial consultation. Call 888-349-3599 toll free or e-mail us.

Serving Commercial Lease Disputes Clients for More Than 30 Years
Our firm has considerable experience processing all of the following commercial real estate investment matters:

  • Commercial lease disputes centered on failure to pay rent or damage to property
  • Transactions involving commercial, industrial, mixed-use and residential properties
  • Purchase and sale of improved and unimproved real property
  • Review and negotiation of commercial leases
  • Disputes relating to a purchase or sale, investment, or commercial lease
  • Real estate development transactions, including contracting and disputes
  • Real estate broker and agent disputes
  • Other related commercial lease issues

If you have exhausted efforts to resolve a dispute over a commercial lease agreement, you need a battle-tested trial attorney in your corner who can help to enforce your rights or defend allegations made against you. With extensive commercial real estate experience, William D. Black will put his 30 years of experience as a business and real estate attorney to work for you to provide first-rate legal representation.

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