Mr. Mavrick has extensive experience in representing businesses with their contract claims, non-competition covenant claims, lawsuits alleging theft of trade secrets, claims alleging breach of non-competition covenants, and claims alleging interference with business relationships and contracts. Mr. Mavrick has substantial trial experience, including recent trial defense verdicts in April 2013 in a breach of contract case and a defense jury verdict in September 2011 in a case alleging fraud and civil theft. Mr. Mavrick also has successfully litigated claims under the Uniform Commercial Code and claims alleging violations of employee duty of loyalty. Mr. Mavrick has successfully collected judgments, including use of post-judgment garnishment procedures. He has negotiated successful resolutions and settlements of numerous lawsuits and threatened lawsuits.
HOW BUSINESS LITIGATION CASES ARE HANDLED
Mr. Mavrick meets with and listens to the client to meet the client’s needs. Business litigation generally requires careful review of key documents, determination of what other documents and witnesses are needed for the case, and an understanding of the law involved. For example, in a recent defense of a South Florida company, Mr. Mavrick met with the client and evaluated critical internal documents proving the invalidity of the vast majority of the plaintiff’s claim. With that evidence, Mr. Mavrick showed the plaintiff’s attorney that his case largely lacked merit. The case thereafter settled for a small fraction of what was demanded. It is important to understand that every case is unique, and the results in one case do not necessarily mean that the same results can be achieved in every case.
Mr. Mavrick has the highest peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, of AV. He also has a rating of 10 out of 10 from lawyer rating service AVVO. Mr. Mavrick graduated with honors from Harvard Law School in 1992. He was awarded entry to Phi Beta Kappa.
The following are business litigation articles prepared by Peter Mavrick:
- Purchasers of Businesses Should Not Rely On the Representations of the Sellers
- Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act: Defense Against Lawsuit Using Noerr-Pennington Doctrine
- Members of LLC’s SHould be Prepared to Prove Discrete Harms Before Bringing a Lawsuit Against a Fellow LLC Member
- Fraud Claims Cannot be Based on Puffery
- Business Litigation Defense: Florida Law Claims for Fraud in the Inducement
- Are There Alternatives to Going to Court to Resolve Business Disputes?
- Unlicensed Contractors Cannot Enforce Construction Contracts But Could Be Liable Under Those Contracts
- Franchisor’s Liability for Franchisee Actions
- Contract Provisions for Attorney’s Fees: Florida’s Reciprocity Law and the American Rule
- Arbitration Agreements and the FLSA: The Effect of Fee-Splitting and Fee-Shifting Provisions
- Successfully Using Business Records at Trial
- Personal Liability for a Corporation’s Obligations Under Florida Law: “Piercing the Corporate Veil”
- Breach of Business Contract Claims & Commonly Raised Defenses
- What Constitutes a Breach of Warranty?
- Legal Issues Involving Shareholder Disputes