No one wants to become embroiled in litigation.  Lawsuits are often time-consuming, costly, and stressful, and frequently distract officers, management, employees and affiliates from the critical work that is the lifeblood of their company.  Yet sometimes litigation is unavoidable and necessary to protect important rights and interests of one’s business.  And it is in those times that informed, diligent and thoughtful legal guidance is crucial. 

With more than thirty years of experience, the attorneys at Buckalew Frizzell & Crevina take pride in helping businesses, corporations and other commercial enterprises of all sizes achieve efficient and successful outcomes in a wide range of litigation and other adverse proceedings, by aggressively prosecuting our clients’ claims and zealously defending them against claims asserted by others.  The legal issues that may confront your business with the decision to file a lawsuit – or require it to defend one — are varied and frequently complex, and may include:

  • Corporate governance issues
  • Regulatory enforcement
  • Vendor disputes
  • Contract performance and enforcement
  • Financial disputes
  • Property and real estate issues
  • Employment disputes
  • Discrimination and ADA issues
  • Fiduciary duty claims
  • Tax disputes
  • Insurance claims
  • Personal injury claims
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Privacy and data security issues
  • Third-party or government agency subpoenas
  • Business divorce
  • Officer and Director liability
  • Trade secrets and restrictive covenants litigation
  • False advertising and other marketing claims
  • Securities litigation
  • Class Action litigation
  • Defamation and slander claims
  • Antitrust, unfair competition, and business interference issues
  • Consumer fraud claims
  • Franchise litigation

Whether your matter is a straightforward business disagreement or one that could significantly impact your company’s continued viability, BFC’s seasoned legal team is fully equipped to advocate aggressively and persuasively for your interests in seeking to achieve the results your business requires.  Our litigation attorneys work closely with our clients to determine promptly whether litigation is truly necessary, or whether there are other, more favorable options for resolving their disputes.  If a lawsuit is appropriate, we immediately analyze when it must be filed in order to safely comply with any statute of limitations or other deadline that may apply to a claim.  We carefully and comprehensively assess all of the factual and legal issues unique to each client’s case, and work to understand and achieve every client’s specific objectives.  We continually evaluate in real time how best to manage and deploy both our clients’ resources and our own, in order to develop a cost-effective strategy for attaining a favorable outcome.

We have extensive experience in various forums — including state and federal court, arbitration, mediation, and government agencies – and with a wide range of proceedings, including emergent applications, orders to show cause, actions seeking injunctive relief, and traditional litigation.  While our first goal is to seek a satisfactory and early settlement that accomplishes our client’s objectives, our firm’s litigators will be thoroughly prepared to vigorously present their case at trial if no earlier resolution is possible.

If your business has been threatened with a lawsuit or other adverse proceeding – or if it is considering whether to pursue any legal claims of its own – we invite you to email John Middleton (, Cheryl Siegel (, Donna Shahrabani (, or Eric Frizzell (, or to phone us at 201-612-5200 to discuss how BFC may assist you.