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Business Litigation

Lara & Ibarra represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of business and commercial disputes. We aggressively advance our clients' interest when asserting or defending their claims. Our attorneys have handled business and commercial-related trials, arbitrations, and mediations in both federal and state court. Lara & Ibarra's experience litigating commercial disputes is unparalleled for a firm of its size.

Our business litigators have significant "big firm" experience and graduated from the nation's top law schools. Moreover, many have hands-on experience operating and managing their own businesses. As a result, they are well-equipped to handle the diverse legal issues faced by most companies.

Scope of Practice

  • Breach of Contract: represent clients in enforcing contracts and defending against failure to perform claims.


  • Franchising: matters include franchise/dealership termination, franchise agreement disputes, and collection of unpaid royalties and liquidated damages.


  • Marketing and Advertising: matters include trademark infringement and product disparagement/false advertising cases.


  • Unfair Competition and Business Torts: represent clients in intentional and/or negligent interference with economic relations, business fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and California Business and Profession Code Section 17200 cases.


  • Trade Secrets: matters include trades secret misappropriation and inevitable disclosure cases.


  • Dissolution Disputes Between Partners/Owners: represent business owners in disputes regarding ownership, control, and dissolution of corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships.


  • Commercial Collection: assist businesses in collecting customer debts and unpaid receivables.


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