BUSINESS and COMMERCIAL LITIGATION


MICHAEL PRESTIA, Attorney, regularly represents plaintiffs and defendants in business matters ranging from complex commercial litigation to relatively straightforward contract disputes.  Michael Prestia  routinely appears before  Mississippi  trial and appellate courts, as well as the federal district courts in Mississippi and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Michael Prestia has substantial courtroom experience, giving him the expertise to take a case to trial, yet also enabling him to fully evaluate the risks facing clients involved in litigation.

 Michael Prestia commonly represents clients in litigation involving:

  • business torts,
  • shareholder disputes,
  • Equipment Leasing disputes
  • derivative actions on behalf of the company,
  • commercial contract disputes,
  • breach of nondisclosure agreements,
  • non-compete disputes,
  • franchisor franchisee disputes,Route Sales Disputes
  • Distributor Disputes,
  • trade secret violations,
  • commercial collections,
  • copyright infringement,
  • breach of contract,
  • conversion,
  • misappropriation or misuse of funds,
  • unfair and deceptive trade practices,
  • patent, trademark infringement,
  • employment agreement disputes,
  • controversies involving the use of land,
  • sale of goods disputes.

The firm has been involved in a number of shareholder disputes involved with limited liability companies and closely held corporation disputes involving real estate partnerships and joint ventures, physician and medical partnerships and closely held businesses. Michael Prestia commonly represents franchisees involving disputes with franchisors as well as representing Mississippi distributors disputes with out of state manufacturers representing Route Sales Distributors. Michael Prestia’s business expertise and knowledge in forming limited liability companies, small business corporations, and filing copyright, trademark, patent registration, and franchise registration is particularly useful in attempting to resolve these types of disputes without litigation or, alternatively, in mediation. However, when necessary, the firm’s litigation capability is available to handle these situations which can not be resolved on a negotiated or less formal dispute resolution basis.

Commercial Collections and Debt Reduction/Business Turnaround

We provide  accounts receivable and contract recovery services  from initial pre-litigation debtor communication to litigation and post judgment asset recovery. Many business debtors also hire Michael Prestia Attorney  for debt reduction through creditor negotiation and settlement, and business turnaround legal and consulting services, which often include litigation, corporate and financial restructuring, and crisis communication.