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Henderson Franklin’s Business Litigation Team

Henderson Franklin's business litigation attorneys represent local, regional, national and international clients in Florida’s state and federal courts and other tribunals, as well as in mediations, arbitrations, and other alternative dispute resolution forums in various practice areas. As a full-service law firm, we pride ourselves on being able to handle most, if not all, of our client's litigation needs. 

The many different areas in which we have represented clients include, but are not limited to: 

  • Alternative finance litigation
  • Banking and workout issues
  • Bankruptcy and creditor's rights issues
  • Breach of contract litigation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Complex transactional litigation
  • Dissolution disputes
  • Eminent domain/Takings
    • Bert J. Harris, Jr., Private Property Rights Protection Act, claims 
    • Inverse condemnation 
  • First Amendment Defamation Defense
  • Partnership disputes
  • Real estate disputes
    • Landlord/tenant issues
    • Fraudulent conveyance issues
    • Title insurance claims
  • Trade secret claims

Because we are a full-service law firm, we can partner with and work closely with lawyers in other practice areas to ensure the necessary resources and experience are available to our clients. This helps us seek to achieve the best result possible for our clients, whether representing a client as a plaintiff or defending a client in litigation.

We Take Pride in Our Clients’ Business

To best represent clients and know their needs and objectives, we have learned to value our client's business and goals. The best way to ensure a positive result in complex business litigation is to work closely with our clients and gain an understanding not only of their cases but of their industry and their specific business. Litigation, by definition, is an adversarial and stressful process. Likewise, there is risk inherent in every lawsuit. Aside from being well-trained litigators, we are always mindful of the value added to counseling our clients and helping them navigate the court system and their cases. We are proud of the many long-standing clients we continue to represent. We seek to establish long-term relationships with the new clients we have the privilege of representing. Building relationships with our clients helps not only our clients but helps us to better handle the challenges being faced by our clients. Some of the many industries in which we serve our clients include:

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Medical
  • Real Estate
  • Utilities

Our Approach

Our single goal is to achieve the best result possible for our clients in the most cost-effective manner. To achieve our goal, we maximize the use of the many attorneys within our division and pair the client with the best lawyer capable of handling their case. When required, we work as a team to achieve the desired result. 

Since we are always mindful of the cost of litigation to our clients, we look for innovative and advantageous ways to resolve cases. Settlement options are explored, and if beneficial to our clients, are pursued; however, if resolutions short of a trial are not advantageous, we handle the case through trial and appeals if necessary. We handle cases directly but have also enjoyed working with out-of-state attorneys to assist them as local counsel for their clients. Likewise, when necessary, we use other attorneys within our firm to guide in specific areas where their law knowledge benefits the client in the litigation.


Our attorneys have a wide range of experience, with some having 25 years or more “in the trenches.” Over the years, many of our attorneys have been recognized for their successes as business litigators. We rely on this experience to decide the best course of action for each client and work closely with the client to achieve success.

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