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Business & Corporate Litigation / Ownership Disputes


At Rice our attorneys are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal counsel for businesses and professionals throughout Florida. Our attorneys are experienced, aggressive and possess the advocacy skills necessary to provide the best possible legal outcomes for our clients.  We work with each client to meet their individual needs and have found success in both the courtroom and through development of creative dispute resolution. No one case or client is the same and we tailor our representation accordingly.

Our attorneys understand that each client and each case brings have their own unique set of benefits and challenges.  For example, in contractual litigation there are many types of contracts and requirements for each.  Some contracts are governed by the “statute of frauds,” which requires a writing signed by the party who is in breach.  Other contracts have implied terms and/or conditions that are created by the Florida Uniform Commercial Code and deal with the sale of goods.  In Florida, a breach of contract occurs when one or more parties fail to perform any term of a contract without a legitimate legal excuse.  One of the primary elements for a claim of breach of contract is that there must be a valid contract.  To create a valid contract there must be an offer, acceptance, and a bargained for exchange known as consideration.  Often the parties can create these elements through actions that they take that are consistent with the creation of a contract.  Florida contract law seeks to place the parties in the position they would have been in had a breach never occurred.  It is important to note that unless there is a statutory justification, or a clause placed in the contract, attorney’s fees are not recoverable.

Some of the many areas that Rice has provided representation include:

     Partner/Owner disputes
     Corporate dissolutions
     Contractual disputes
     Warranty disputes
     Commercial Fraud matters
     Non-Compete/Non-Solicitation cases
     Construction litigation
     Real Estate litigation
     Litigation involving Condominiums and Homeowner associations
     Appellate litigation

The Attorneys as Rice have tried numerous significant trials to verdict including post-verdict and appellate proceedings.  We thrive on aggressive representative and creative results, both in and outside the courtroom.  The combination of our experience and passion allows us to provide the most knowledgeable client centered legal counsel to our clients.

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