Business Litigation

Business Litigation is The Maloney Firm’s strong suit. The Maloney Firm is known for its capacity and willingness to take on challenging opponents in trial to reach the best possible outcome for our clients. The Firm’s attorneys have logged numerous hours in court representing clients in the areas of:

  • Routine contract claims
  • Corporate governance disputes
  • Business divorces
  • Allegations of unfair competition
  • Investment fraud
  • Intellectual property matters

The Maloney firm has acquired substantial experience in addressing the unique issues that sometimes arise in business disputes including managing press relations, negotiating Fifth Amendment issues posed by parallel criminal proceedings, and advising clients concerning ongoing business relationships with litigation adversaries.


Representative Business Litigation Matters

Lead trial counsel representing plaintiff who was a minority shareholder in a partnership dispute. Judge awarded $2.37 million, including punitive damages, following a two week bench trial.
Lead trial counsel in federal court jury trial concerning breach of an agreement to form a partnership. Obtained a jury verdict of $1,674,000.


Lead trial counsel in jury trial of a copyright and trademark action obtaining a jury finding that defendant willfully sold counterfeit software.


Trial counsel on behalf of a minority shareholder in a three month bench trial. The trial court held the controlling shareholder had diverted corporate assets to his other family businesses through oppressive loans and leases.


Lead trial counsel for defense in jury trial of a breach of contract that settled favorably on the fifth day of trial following cross-examination of the plaintiff.


Trial counsel in an action arising under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the Sherman Act, and the Cartwright Act, premised on allegations that the client bribed a local politician as a quid pro quo for a contract to erect billboards adjacent to a freeway. The jury returned a defense verdict.


Obtained summary judgment in an antitrust and patent matter by demonstrating the existence of license rights and a lack of market power.


Obtained dismissal of allegations arising from the physician peer review process with an Anti-SLAPP motion by arguing that peer review proceedings are immune from suit.