Empowering you to make the right decisions for your business

Empowering you to make the right decisions for your business


Our trial lawyers combine experience and tenacity in regards to the resolution of the various commercial disputes in which our clients become involved. Our experience allows for a frank assessment of each prosecuted and defended claim in light of the costs of litigation as well as the potential risks and benefits, in order to ensure that disputes are resolved in the most economic manner. Our tenacity allows for strong advocacy in the event a resolution cannot be reached.

We pride ourselves on developing an objective approach to litigation (that is, truly assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a case and providing honest and forthright evaluations to the client). Ultimately, we seek what is best for the client and not a prolongation of the dispute. The economics of litigation warrant no less. Nonetheless, while we seek a prompt and fair resolution of all disputes, our trial lawyers have gone and will go to trial if needed.

Our commercial litigators are well versed in a wide variety of disputes, such as:

  • Contract disputes
  • Shareholder and partner disputes
  • Employment litigation, including wrongful discharge defense
  • Covenant not to compete disputes
  • Bonded construction and lien disputes
  • Enforcement of rights by creditors
  • Bankruptcy related disputes
  • Business dissolution
  • Business torts
  • Will contests and other probate matters

We litigate in all of the federal and state courts in Michigan (and in the bankruptcy court), at the trial and appellate level, and in arbitration proceedings. We assist individuals, businesses, in-house counsel of publicly held businesses, out-of-state attorneys seeking local counsel to handle their clients’ litigation needs in Michigan, and in-state attorneys in need of a specialist with regard to a complex litigation matter. At Jacob & Weingartenwe provide our clients with sound legal advice that enables them to make sensible business decisions.