PRACTICE AREAS

Civil Litigation

Flint, Connolly & Walker, LLP’s litigation practice is highly regarded with a proven track record for success. FCW’s experienced litigators routinely handle matters ranging from drafting cease and desist or demand letters to navigating complex trials and appeals. Whether representing clients in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, arbitrations, or mediations, our attorneys are primed and ready to zealously attack and resolve the business and other legal problems our clients encounter.

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Business Litigation

Business litigation is a cornerstone of Flint, Connolly & Walker, LLP’s diverse practice. Whether you have a family-owned business or operate a large corporation, our attorneys understand and appreciate that running your business is your top priority, even in the midst of a legal dispute. We therefore make it our priority to provide you with efficient, cost-effective legal representation so that you can get back to business. FCW’s commercial litigators handle a variety of matters, including:

  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment Disputes and Litigation
  • Intellectual Property and Trade Secret Litigation
  • Partnership and Joint Venture Disputes
  • Restrictive Covenant Litigation
  • Shareholder Derivative Actions
  • UCC Disputes

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Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy

In troubling economic times, business owners can often find themselves struggling to collect on debt or receivables, especially if the debtor or customer takes the extreme step of filing for bankruptcy. FCW’s attorneys have extensive experience in navigating complex bankruptcy proceedings to help creditors protect their rights.

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Insurance Claims and Coverage

FCW’s attorneys routinely assist clients in determining how insurance policies with property coverage or liability coverage might apply in certain circumstances—from evaluating legal and factual issues regarding the existence and scope of insurance coverage, to defending against denials of coverage by insurers and dealing with declaratory judgments and other insurance-related lawsuits.

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Personal Injury

FCW’s personal injury group possesses the experience necessary to guide you through negotiations or trial after suffering an injury sustained as a result of the negligent or intentional acts of another. FCW is dedicated to giving its clients personal service and attention, answering questions, dealing with insurance companies, and helping our clients deal with the financial issues that come with an injury case. Personal injury matters handled for our clients include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Dangerous or Defective Products
  • Property Damage
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death

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Real Estate Litigation

In addition to our substantial business litigation practice, representing landowners in real estate disputes is another area of practice on which Flint, Connolly & Walker, LLP was founded. From matters as small as land and boundary disputes with a neighbor to those as large as the government taking your property through condemnation or eminent domain, we realize that the stakes are always high when your real property is involved. FCW’s real estate litigators are especially knowledgeable and equipped to handle foreclosure actions, lease disputes, quiet title actions, zoning issues, and other matters affecting real estate. 

Learn more about the firm’s Condemnation and Eminent Domain practice >>

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Commercial Transactions

Beyond the unexpected events that prompt clients to contact our firm such as facing the threat of a lawsuit, business owners are continually faced with contract issues and commercial transactions in the day-to-day operations of their businesses. FCW’s corporate attorneys are well acquainted with these realities and are fully prepared to provide ongoing support in connection with the performance of your business, including assistance in the following areas:

  • Agency, Distribution, and Franchising
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Debt and Equity Financing
  • Equipment Leases
  • Foreign Direct Investment Planning
  • General Commercial Contracts
  • Small Business Association (SBA) Transactions
  • Secured Transactions
  • Supply of Goods and Services

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Condemnation and Eminent Domain

Another cornerstone of Flint, Connolly & Walker, LLP’s practice is the representation of landowners in condemnation and eminent domain actions. FCW’s real estate litigators are renowned for their aggressive advocacy for their clients in dealing with governmental authorities and utility companies who are attempting to take land away. Although the government and utility companies are required to offer fair compensation for property taken under powers of eminent domain, the offers provided to landowners are almost always substantially less than the amount to which they are entitled under the law. 

We fight diligently to protect the rights of their clients when facing government and utility takings, as evidenced by the countless condemnation dismissals obtained and hundreds of millions of dollars recovered for our clients in such disputes. Additionally, our attorneys maintain valuable connections with expert witness appraisers that are ready to assist when necessary.

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Construction Law

FCW’s attorneys represent a variety of clients in the construction industry, including general contractors, building material suppliers, subcontractors, property owners, and developers. From the review and preparation of construction contracts to day-to-day construction project counseling, our firm possesses years of experience in the residential and commercial construction and development industries. Our clients also routinely depend on FCW’s construction group with regard to lien filings and foreclosures, materialmen’s lien claims and defenses, bonding issues, lawsuits, and other construction dispute resolution methods.

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Corporate and M&A

Another pillar of Flint, Connolly & Walker, LLP’s practice is the firm’s substantial corporate and mergers and acquisitions group. Our corporate attorneys represent clients throughout the entire life cycle of their businesses—from start-up to liquidation—including formation of companies, ongoing corporate governance, business succession planning, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Business Organizations

FCW’s corporate attorneys routinely advise clients on the legal and operational aspects associated with the various forms of business organizations, including corporations, joint ventures, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, sole proprietorships, and non-profit and 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations. Our clients routinely rely on our expertise in connection with all aspects of running a business, from entity selection and formation, to dissolution and winding up of affairs.

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Corporate Governance and Restructuring

New and existing businesses must frequently address corporate governance issues, whether in connection with succession planning, asset protection, changes in business circumstances, or general restructuring to accommodate new investors or retiring principals. FCW’s attorneys provide its business clients with comprehensive and innovative solutions to such corporate governance issues and other related management concerns, such as executive compensation and equity incentive awards and stock option plans.

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General Corporate Counsel

Whether a startup or a multigenerational corporation, every business and business owner will regularly encounter legal issues that require the guidance of an experienced corporate attorney.  In addition to first-rate legal work, FCW’s corporate attorneys routinely serve as general counsel to their corporate clients, counseling on matters such as board of directors meetings and issues, employment and human resources matters, rule and regulation compliance, risk management, and technology and data privacy concerns.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Our firm’s robust mergers and acquisitions practice focuses on business purchases and sales in the lower-middle and middle market sectors, encompassing all varieties of buy and sell-side deals including asset and stock sales, mergers, spinoffs, and consolidations.  The corporate attorneys at FCW also routinely advise clients in connection with private equity and venture capital transactions, negotiation of complex business combinations and divestitures, financing and lending arrangements, and fundraising through debt and equity offerings.

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Intellectual Property

FCW’s attorneys have extensive experience representing businesses and individuals in connection with intellectual property matters, whether arising in connection with an M&A transaction or in the courtroom.  From analyzing and registering trademarks and copyrights, to ensuring adequate protection of valuable trade secrets, to intellectual property litigation and disputes, our attorneys handle a wide variety of intellectual property issues.

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Labor and Employment

In the diverse practice area of labor and employment law, it is an inevitable reality that business owners will face disputes and litigation in the workplace. FCW’s attorneys frequently assist employers with the complexities involved in matters such as employee leave law compliance, wrongful termination claims, wage/hour and overtime pay disputes, sexual harassment and hostile work environment allegations, discrimination claims, and EEOC charges. Our attorneys also assist clients to mitigate and reduce the risks associated with such employment disputes by preparing company policies and procedures, employee handbooks, employment and independent contractor agreements, severance packages and agreements, and restrictive covenant agreements including non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation provisions. 

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Real Estate

FCW’s renowned real estate department handles a variety of matters involving both residential and commercial real estate including real property purchases, sales, investments, and leasing. In addition to the firm’s real estate transactional practice, our litigation team is well-equipped to handle all aspects of real estate litigation, including condemnation and eminent domain matters, landlord and tenant disputes, property tax appeals, title disputes, and zoning and land use issues.

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Real Estate Litigation

In addition to our substantial business litigation practice, representing landowners in real estate disputes is another area of practice on which Flint, Connolly & Walker, LLP was founded. From matters as small as land and boundary disputes with a neighbor to those as large as the government taking your property through condemnation or eminent domain, we realize that the stakes are always high when your real property is involved. FCW’s real estate litigators are especially knowledgeable and equipped to handle foreclosure actions, lease disputes, quiet title actions, zoning issues, and other matters affecting real estate. 

Learn more about the firm’s Condemnation and Eminent Domain practice >>

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Real Estate Transactions and Leasing

FCW’s real estate attorneys represent landowners and parties to real estate transactions in nearly every aspect of commercial and residential real estate. FCW’s real estate closing team conducts commercial and residential real estate closings on a daily basis, providing all related escrow and settlement services, title opinions, and deed preparation. The attorneys at FCW also regularly draft and negotiate commercial and residential lease agreements, real estate purchase and sale agreements, secured lending documents, and the various types of deeds and easements involved in real estate transactions.

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Probate and Estate Administration

Flint, Connolly & Walker, LLP’s attorneys provide comprehensive estate planning services, with a focus on efficiently and effectively addressing our clients’ family objectives for transferring their wealth and maximizing the amount received by their beneficiaries, while also minimizing administration cost and tax liabilities. FCW’s attorneys also handle estate and trust disputes and will contests when clients’ probate matters end up in litigation. Our established probate and estate team routinely advises clients on matters such as:

  • Conservatorships
  • Elder Law
  • End-of-Life Decisions
  • Estate Planning
  • Executor and Trustee Advice
  • Guardianships
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Petitions for Year’s Support
  • Powers of Attorney (POA)
  • Trusts
  • Wills

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Public Interest

The attorneys at FCW are often involved in matters of public interest and the community at large, assisting clients with issues including the following:

  • Church and Religious Liberties Law
  • Community Representation
  • Election Law and Recalls
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Local Ordinances and Zoning Matters
  • Non-Profit Charitable Foundations
  • Political Law, Advice, and Consulting
  • Public Utilities

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