Business & Commercial Litigation

We work closely with our clients to adopt a strategy to address our clients’ business needs and to protect our clients’ business and reputation.

Our attorneys bring a wealth of practical and legal experience to bear on solving your business disputes – often avoiding costly litigation in the first place. When litigation cannot be avoided, the attorneys at Henry & O’Donnell combine their real world business and transactional experience with litigation skills honed over years of trying cases and resolving disputes. Our experience in commercial or business litigation has included cases involving the following:

  • Contract and Commercial Disputes
  • Creditor/Debtor Disputes, Collection and Enforcement
  • Business tort cases, including tortious interference and business conspiracy claims
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Employment and Non-Compete Agreements
  • Claims of Fraudulent Inducement and Actual Fraud

  • Actions to recover Fraudulent Transfers
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties
  • Real Estate Disputes including Condemnation Actions
  • Alter-Ego claims and Actions to Pierce the Corporate Veil
  • Shareholder Derivative Claims
  • Shareholder or Partnership Disputes

Our attorneys have years of litigation experience in the state and federal courts of Virginia, Maryland and DC. We are likewise experienced in the field of alternative dispute resolution, having resolved numerous claims via arbitration or mediation proceedings. With the necessary basic information in hand, we work closely with our clients to adopt a strategy to address our clients’ business needs and to protect our clients’ business and reputation.

Representative Cases

Tidewater Marina Holding, LC v. Premier Bank, et al.

Engineered successful settlement of multi-party litigation in Virginia state courts involving claims of defective foreclosure, challenges to title to real property, and monetary claims exceeding four million dollars among various claimants and counterclaimants.

Worldwide Investigations v. BNX Systems

Successful defense of claims of infringement/theft of intellectual property rights involving biometric identification systems and related patent portfolio.

Marquette Equipment Finance, LLC v. Rowe Fine Furniture, Inc., et al.

Prosecution of Complaint in U.S. District Court for conversion, violations of the Virginia Computer Crimes Act, breach of fiduciary duties, statutory and common law conspiracy, and unjust enrichment. Case settled with favorable result for client.

Gordon P. Peyton, Trustee v. Dorris, et al.

Prosecution of Complaint in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on behalf of bankruptcy trustee to pursue alter-ego and veil piercing claims against principals of bankrupt debtor. Litigation resulted in entry of judgment in favor of the Trustee in excess of a million dollars.