Business Litigation

Demeo LLP represents clients in a range of business disputes, including complex commercial cases, shareholder disputes, commercial real estate cases, copyright, trademark and licensing, construction, and unfair trade and unfair competition matters. Our attorneys draw upon many years of experience and skill to provide swift, effective representation to our business clients. The Firm has extensive experience in quickly obtaining pre-judgment injunctive relief, moving for and opposing dispositive motions and aggressively gathering and preserving evidence for our clients’ cases. The Firm has significant experience representing clients in complex civil litigation matters in state courts, including the Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Trial Department and the Delaware Court of Chancery, as well as Federal courts throughout the United States.

In recent cases we:
  • Successfully represented a national banking institution in a complex contract action recovering $11 million.
  • Represented major retailer in 12-day jury trial on a contract claim. After compromise verdict, obtained judgment notwithstanding the verdict totaling $1.37 million.
  • Successfully represented publicly-traded companies in separate litigations concerning exclusive distribution agreements. The Firm defeated motions for preliminary injunction.
  • Represented Fortune 250 company in array of matters, including: obtaining summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s case and successfully defending lower court decision before Massachusetts Court of Appeals; procuring favorable settlement in action initiated under the Lanham Act; and prevailing on appeal of lower court decisions dismissing plaintiff’s $2,000,000 contract claims at summary judgment and motion to dismiss stage.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of client Bank of America in a decision awarding more than $700,000 in contract damages and attorney’s fees to the bank.
  • Successfully arbitrated copyright dispute on behalf of publicly-traded software company resulting in arbitration award of $721,000 plus attorney’s fees and interest.
  • Represented a European-based public software company in litigation in California, New York, Illinois, Texas, Virginia, Alabama, and Massachusetts.
  • In 21-day jury trial represented defendant of member of limited liability company. Client’s potential exposure was $5 million but offsetting awards effectively resulted in defense verdict.
  • Mediated claims to resolution resulting in significant settlement payments to clients in breach-of-contract cases relating to real estate development, product development deals and partnership distributions.
  • Defeated motion to dismiss in case of first impression involving conflict-of-laws analysis and Massachusetts Anti-Wiretapping Statute.
  • Represented a major mutual fund company in various litigation matters.
  • Represented numerous shareholders in litigation related to shareholder and fiduciary liability.
  • Represented international speech and imaging technology company in an arbitration seeking damages from for alleged breach of software bundling agreement.
  • Obtained a $1.3 million judgment following arbitration for an Internet-based communications service company against an e-mail and messaging business in an action for breach of asset purchase agreements.
  • Represented a global contract services company and several other companies in the enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation agreements and trade secret claims.
  • Represented numerous software manufacturers in license, copyright and trademark disputes.
  • Represented a VoIP carrier in litigation in the United States and overseas.
  • Represented a restaurant franchisor in connection with numerous disputes concerning restrictive covenants.
  • Represented national retail chain in connection with contract dispute with market research firm.
  • Represented a major real estate developer in an action against a municipality involving the procurement of a public contract.
  • Represented several developers and owners of real estate in a wide range of matters, including shareholder, commercial leasing and adverse possession disputes.
  • Represented a major provider of internet advertising in a broad array of litigation matters throughout the United States.
  • Successfully defended a British multi-national metal forming corporation in a suit brought by a Massachusetts company seeking contract damages and attempting to pierce the corporate veil.