Litigation

Chester Jennings & Smith, LLC represents local, regional and national clients in a wide variety of litigation matters in state and federal courts. We represent businesses and individuals in suits involving contract disputes, Uniform Commercial Code matters, breach of fiduciary duty claims, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, business torts, commercial collections, lender liability claims, shareholder derivative actions, disputes arising from business dissolutions and reorganizations, disputes regarding business sales and mergers, lease and landlord-tenant disputes and other business matters.

Additionally, our business clients oftentimes have issues that benefit from our counseling regarding other areas in which we are knowledgeable, such as organizational documents, rights and responsibilities under the UCC and the Georgia business laws, contractual rights and obligations, acquisition transactions, asset analysis, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, mortgage foreclosures and real property disputes.

We thoroughly assess our clients’ goals, the facts, and the relevant legal authority in every matter to fashion an appropriate remedy for our clients, which may include the recovery of money damages, the recovery of real or personal property, an injunction, specific performance, rescission of a contract, a declaratory judgment as to the meaning or interpretation of a contractual provision, a business accounting, the appointment of a receiver to manage a business, or a successful defense against unwarranted claims. We effectively and efficiently use our litigation experience to achieve favorable results for our clients, whether by settlement, trial, or pre-trial dismissal or judgment. Once lawsuits and other disputes are resolved, we continue to help our clients as needed with enforcement of their settlement agreements and collection of their judgments, including the pursuit of assets that have been fraudulently conveyed.