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Representative Matters in Virginia Business Law and Litigation

With six attorneys at Caulkins & Bruce handling our northern Virginia business law and litigation practice, we consider ourselves a relatively small firm. However, we have always considered the size of our firm to be one of our strengths because it helps us retain that vital close connection to our clients and stay responsive and attentive to our clients' needs. At the same time, the quality and experience of our legal team has enabled us to achieve outstanding results for our clients at the highest levels, while still maintaining our small-firm philosophy.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A DESCRIPTION OF SOME OF THE MANY SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES WE HAVE OBTAINED ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENTS. OF COURSE, CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE, AND ANY CASE RESULT DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY OUR LAWYERS.

Representative Cases

  • Represented restaurant franchisor in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in case involving the termination of franchise rights
  • Represented automotive service franchisees in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in case involving franchise terminations
  • Obtained a judgment of approximately $1.2 million for an electrical power company in an Alexandria Circuit Court case challenging the assessment by the City of machinery and tool taxes
  • Defended company in a multi-million dollar arbitration proceeding involving a dispute concerning a  franchise sales contract
  • Represented a university in an injunction suit against a national accreditation body in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia involving the revocation of the university’s accreditation
  • Defended a national association and its officers in suit in Superior Court for the District of Columbia in which the plaintiff asserted multiple counts for business torts and business conspiracy claims
  • Defended a software and website developer in breach of contract suit in Superior Court for the District of Columbia
  • Defended a motion picture company in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in case involving allegations of copyright infringement
  • Represented minority shareholders of a telecommunications company in an arbitration concerning a multi-million dollar dispute between the shareholders pertaining to the valuation of telecommunication assets located in Texas
  • Acted as local counsel in a patent infringement case in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia involving a medical device
  • Represented a national association in an accounting malpractice suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the association’s former accounting firm
  • Defended a government contractor in multiple suits alleging breach of contract, conversion, and tortious interference with business relationships
  • Defended an officer of a government contractor in a case involving enforcement of a non-competition agreement
  • Defended an owner of a limited liability company against a defamation suit
  • Defended a sole proprietorship in suit in which plaintiff alleged an ownership interest in company
  • Represented a condominium association in suit against developer and board of directors alleging breach of warranty, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and violation of the Virginia Condominium Act
  • Obtained a judgment for condominium association in excess of $1 million against developer of condominium in Fairfax County
  • Defended owners of local business against breach of contract claims regarding purchase of the business
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit for national software company on a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in Chesterfield County Circuit Court
  • Defended and achieved favorable settlement of wrongful termination and discrimination claims brought in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Transactional Results

  • Advised franchisors on restructuring of their franchise systems
  • Served as outside counsel to several franchisors, prepared franchise agreements, franchise disclosure documents and state franchise registrations, and counseled franchisors regarding franchise compliance issues
  • Represented company in an investigation by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, Division of Retail Franchising, regarding potential franchise registration and disclosure violations
  • Represented company in an investigation regarding potential franchise registration and disclosure violations in Maryland
  • Represented numerous franchisees in negotiating their franchise agreements and in preparing documents for business formation and the purchase or sale of existing franchise outlets
  • Served as litigation counsel for franchisors and franchisees in franchise disputes in courts in Virginia and the District of Columbia, and in mediations and arbitrations
  • Represented franchisors and franchisees in franchise relationship and termination matters

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