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Indianapolis Business Litigation Lawyer

Business disputes can be as multi-faceted as they are difficult and having the highest level of professional knowledge and expertise is essential to solving them without hassle or consequences. Attorneys at Oberheiden P.C. help Indianapolis, Indiana, businesses save time and money while protecting their interests in any sort of litigation.

No matter what business you run, legal risks are inevitable. From startups to massive corporations, there’s no way to steer clear of issues that could bring about unfortunate legal implications, no matter how much work you put into avoiding them.

Even if most of these potential troubles never amount to anything, the ones that do will cause a hassle. These problems can be anything from internal disputes between partners and shareholders to larger third-party disputes coming from groups like employees, contract counterparties, and competitors. However, the outlook of any business dispute can be improved with an approach that prioritizes informed decision-making, and you can ultimately save significant amounts of money while protecting yourself from liability. These choices can make the difference between the ruination of a company and the potential for more business opportunities than ever before.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice

Local Counsel

Joanne Fine DeLena
Joanne Fine DeLena

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney & Former District Attorney

Local Trial & Defense Counsel

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former Federal Prosecutor

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (OIG)

Michael Koslow
Michael Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Chris Quick
Chris Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Kevin M. Sheridan
Kevin M. Sheridan

Former Special Agent (FBI)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Dennis A. Wichern
Dennis A. Wichern

Former Special Agent-in-Charge (DEA)

Serving Clients in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Throughout the United States

At Oberheiden P.C., we’re proud to help companies going through business litigation in Indianapolis and the rest of Indiana safeguard their interests. With comprehensive experience in a wide variety of disputes, our litigators have been able to build an impressive track record of cases that show our proficiency in civil court and settlement negotiations.

Our professional litigators are backed up by the rest of our industry-leading business litigation team, comprised of expert investigators and former senior officials from multiple federal agencies. We maintain a team that works entirely in-house, which gives us greater control, oversight, and efficiency when building and executing litigation strategies that protect our business clients. Our experts have comprehensive knowledge of various opportunities and risks that can arise in even the most complicated business litigation situations.

Common Varieties of Business Disputes

Although business litigation can arise from a vast array of potential issues, the majority ultimately stems from a small group of similar inciting factors. We have thorough and ongoing experience representing our Indianapolis, Indiana, clients in business litigation involving:

1. Partnership Disputes

It’s often necessary to resolve disputes between partners and limited liability company (LLC) members with great expediency. The arguments behind these issues can easily infect every part of a company’s operations. Consequently, partnership disputes can pose a significant threat to the viability of any business.

The first course of action in the face of many partnership disputes is a review of the partnership agreement. The agreement can often offer a resolution, but even when it fails to, it may provide information that is helpful in figuring out a resolution. It may detail a venue through which a resolution can be found or offer solutions that allow one or more of the involved parties to safeguard their own investments or the entire partnership. Having a professional and deeply informed understanding of the partnership agreement can help significantly in resolving the dispute as smoothly as possible.

The information taken from partnership agreements often opens straightforward avenues for informal resolutions of partnership disputes, which usually prove to be the best course of action. Informal resolutions can save expenses and avoid unnecessary public exposure of a dispute. When the situation calls for it, we cooperate with our clients to find common ground and leverage to obtain a positive informal resolution. Nonetheless, we are ready and willing to put our business litigation experience to use in Indiana state court or federal district court when the situation calls for it.

2. Shareholder Disputes

Many of the considerations and concerns that factor into partner disputes also carry over into shareholder disputes. In addition, shareholder disputes can commonly result in further complications that arise from the inherent complexity of corporate structure. When disputes arise among individual shareholders or shareholder derivative litigation connected to wrongs ostensibly committed by high-ranking corporate individuals, our firm has the expertise necessary to properly represent clients in Indianapolis, Indiana.

With comprehensive experience that includes disputes connected to both private and public companies, we have a history of positive results in all types of shareholder disputes. From informal negotiations and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings to every stage of trial litigation at both the state and federal level, we can cover any situation that might come your way.

3. Employment Disputes

Disputes involving employees can often necessitate proceedings that require a unique mix of careful considerations to obtain favorable results. Determining the potential claims that employees may possess against a company is a necessary first step. Indiana and federal law grant certain rights to employees that cannot be ignored. In the face of employee lawsuits, companies must establish all the facts even beyond their initial understanding of the situation to ensure that they do not arrive at any erroneous judgments.

We consistently represent employers in Indianapolis, Indiana, for any variety of potential disputes, which can range from discrimination suits to allegations of hiring undocumented workers. Our attorneys handle proceedings in both state and federal court, and additionally take on administrative proceedings before the Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC).

4. Customer Disputes

The considerations that must be taken into account in disputes with clients and customers are once again unique and must be handled with care. Safeguarding your company’s financial interests is always the principal goal in customer disputes, but the best approach to doing so can vary widely. Sometimes business can find amicable resolutions that salvage the relationship in question while protecting financial interests, but at other times suing is necessary for recovering damages. Our professional legal counsel can help in the involved process of making the decision that will prove best in the long term.

Oberheiden P.C. represents companies across the spectrum of potential customer litigation, whether that be disputes that our clients have initiated or disputes that their customers have brought to the table. Our expert counsel assists in the decision-making progress to find the best solution for each specific scenario, and we can take appropriate legal action when the situation calls for it. Favorable resolutions can come about through any number of means, and we prioritize putting all of the information, possibilities, and advice on the table for our clients to make the best decisions that they can in all situations.

5. Breach of Contract

The range of potential issues that can cause breach of contract claims is very wide, and it is not uncommon for both involved parties to have legitimate reason to allege performance deficiencies. Some scenarios will require the use of ADR, while others may allow for immediate court proceedings. Understanding the best contract litigation approach requires a flexible and nuanced perspective on various breach of contract situations.

These fives disputes are among the most common that you may encounter, but there are countless other issues that could ultimately turn into litigation. Some other common examples that may lead to business litigation include:

  • Antitrust and franchise disputes
  • Intellectual property infringement
  • Breach of noncompetition and non-solicitation covenants
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Breach of confidentiality
  • Fraud (including bank, consumer, and securities fraud)
  • Tortious interference with business relationships and business opportunities
  • Breach of warranties, representations, and indemnity obligations
  • Disputes arising out of business mergers and acquisitions
  • Breach of payment or performance obligations

Even a list this extensive is still not comprehensive. Whatever dispute you or your business may be facing, we encourage you to reach out to us to talk about your options. No matter what the scenario is, our experts can help find the best strategy for you to implement moving forward.

Why Oberheiden P.C. for Business Litigation in Indianapolis, Indiana?

Business litigation can place the future of you or your company on the line. It’s important to understand how the business litigation team at Oberheiden P.C. can help you find the best resolution.

  • Comprehensive In-House Team: We set ourselves apart from many other firms, only hiring senior attorneys. Oberheiden P.C. has no paralegals, secretaries, or junior attorneys. Former senior agents of federal agencies like the FBI, DOJ, and IRS comprise part of our staff, allowing us to address all potential aspects of issues our clients encounter.
  • 24/7 Availability: We make our senior attorneys and consultants available to our clients 24/7, eliminating any worry about reaching out in emergency situations.
  • Routine Experience in Federal District Court: Whether or not your case ends up going to trial, expertise in federal district court can apply to any variety of business dispute. Regardless of your individual outcome, having counsel with experience in federal-level disputes provides a significant increase in professional decision-making and knowledge at every level.
  • Serving Clients in Indianapolis and Beyond: Now more than ever, business disputes often stretch across multiple jurisdictions. Oberheiden P.C. can confidently represent Indianapolis companies throughout the state of Indiana and in jurisdictions spanning across the country.
  • Wide-Ranging Experience Across Industries: Business disputes can involve any number of industries, and a firm with limited experience might not have the ability or knowledge to adjust properly to every situation. Our attorneys possess centuries of combined experience in representing clients across all market sectors.

Reach Out to Our Business Litigation Team

If you need to hear more about our business litigation services or find yourself looking for a private discussion of your individual scenario, please reach out to us to set up an initial case assessment at no charge. You can contact our Indianapolis, Indiana senior attorneys at 888-680-1745 or through the contact form on our website.

Licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court of Indiana. Firm does not handle state cases in Indiana.

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