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Business & Commercial Litigation

Skilled Tampa and Sarasota Attorneys Advise on Business and Commercial Matters

Respected Florida Firm Provides Knowledgeable Counsel to Small and Large Companies

With more than 72 years of combined legal experience, the Tampa and Sarasota lawyers of Sessums Law Group, P.A. deliver effective representation to various types of Florida businesses. We understand the specific concerns of Gulf Coast enterprises and assist with all types of disputes including shareholder conflicts, real estate issues and transactional disagreements. In every case, we are proactive advocates who develop comprehensive strategies to address complex issues and achieve favorable results.

Experienced Lawyers Assist Banks, Athletes and Other Florida Clients

Our Tampa and Sarasota attorneys assist commercial clients throughout Florida with numerous legal challenges, including:

  • General counsel for banks and investors — We have a detailed understanding of the regulations that govern banks and other investors. Our attorneys help financial institutions, other companies and individuals avert serious problems.
  • Representation for pro athletes — Our firm advises professional athletes on contract negotiations, endorsements and other business aspects of their careers. We recognize the specific needs of these clients and the importance of maximizing earnings in a volatile profession.
  • Lender liability claims — Disagreements over a loan can trigger thorny legal problems. If you are involved in a lender dispute, we will enforce your rights under the agreement.
  • Arbitration and mediation — In many cases, alternative dispute resolution serves the interests of all parties to a conflict. With the same kind of preparation that we use at trial, our firm represents companies in mediation and arbitration matters.
  • Contract disputes — If a problem arises with the enforcement of a contract term, we can quickly analyze each party’s obligations and take action to hold contract partners to their promises.

No matter what type of business you are in, we deliver counsel that is tailored to your specific situation to achieve your goals.

Proven Advocates Help Clients Resolve Conflicts Through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

It just doesn’t make good business sense to go to trial over a contract dispute. There are many other dispute resolution techniques that are quicker and more cost-effective. Often, we can achieve our clients’ goals through traditional negotiations. We provide remedies such as reformation, which rewrites the contract to more accurately reflect each party’s duties, so that their working relationship can continue on more secure ground.

When negotiations are not fruitful, we may achieve results through mediation, where a neutral third party guides the parties to a mutually acceptable compromise. Many contracts also contain clauses for arbitration, which is essentially a trial out of court before a neutral arbitrator. In binding arbitration, parties pledge to accept the arbitrator’s decision. But in nonbinding arbitration, they can reject such a decision and take their case to court. We represent our clients vigorously in arbitration hearings to deliver the best possible results.

Accomplished Advisers Handle Leases and Other Business Real Estate Concerns

Real estate problems can doom even the most successful business. We help companies conduct property transactions and resolve conflicts that occur before, during and after a sale. Our firm also represents parties in disputes over lease terms pertaining to business and investment rental properties. For any commercial real estate issue, we have the legal knowledge and local background to provide valuable support.

Call Sessums Law Group, P.A. today at (813) 212-8330 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the benefits of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) offered by Sessums Law Group, P.A.?

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as arbitration and mediation offered by Sessums Law Group, P.A. provide benefits like being quicker and more cost-effective than going to trial. ADR can lead to mutually acceptable compromises through mediation or resolve disputes out of court through arbitration, with the firm representing clients vigorously to secure the best possible outcomes.

Why should businesses choose Sessums Law Group, P.A. for their legal needs?

Businesses should choose Sessums Law Group, P.A. for their legal needs because of the firm's extensive experience, proactive advocacy, and comprehensive strategies tailored to the specific concerns of Gulf Coast enterprises. With over 72 years of combined legal experience, the firm is dedicated to delivering effective representation and achieving favorable results for both small and large companies.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Sessums Law Group, P.A. Attorneys Take Pride in Delivering Exceptional Results for Our Valued Clients

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $6,000,000.00 Recovery Fraud Civil Action

    Sessums Law Group, P.A. successfully recovered $6,000,000.00 for a client in a fraud civil action.  Prior to the client’s divorce, the client negotiated and executed an agreement with his wife’s boyfriend that sought that the boyfriend would have no contact with the client’s wife.

  • $2,740,000.00 Wrongful Death Hit/Run of Motorcyclist

    Representation of the plaintiff hit from behind on his motorcycle by a driver who was allegedly drunk at the time of the accident.  Sued the defendant; the bar that the defendant had been drinking and the defendant’s employer.

  • $1,929,000.00 Verdict Real Estate Deficiency

    Representation of estate in real estate deficiency claim resulting in joint and several liability verdict against various doctors and chiropractors.

  • $1,000,000.00 Settlement Collision

    Representation of estate in an automobile and tractor trailer collision that resulted in multiple deaths.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Medical Malpractice

    Client was burned with a hot pack after delivering her son via Cesarean section.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Nursing Home Negligence

    Representation of the Personal Representative of the Estate of the patient who died due to negligent care while in the care of the nursing home.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Trolley Accident

    Representation of passengers who were enjoying a sight- seeing tour aboard a trolley when the trolley was hit by a bus. The passengers suffered soft tissue injuries.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Hit & Run

    Sessums Law Group was recently successful in settling a case for a hard working Polk County man whose hit and run accident resulted in a need for a knee replacement.  The defendant argued that our client had caused the accident.  We were able to prove through expert accident reconstruction testimony that the accident happened as our client testified despite the minimal damage involved.

  • Confidential Settlement Stolen Property

    Client’s vehicle was burglarized and her engagement and wedding rings stolen. The perpetrator pawned the stolen items to a local pawn shop. The pawn shop ignored the hold order from the police department and sold the engagement and wedding rings. After suit filed for the Plaintiff, a confidential settlement was reached with the pawn shop for the value to our client of her stolen rings.

Florida Attorneys with Proven Expertise, Devoted to Exceptional Service

"Our firm believes in the integrity of the needs of the each client we represent. We are passionate about obtaining the maximum results allowable under the law for each client."

- Mark A. Sessums