Whether it's a mom-and-pop shop or a larger corporation, every business can greatly benefit from the assistance of an attorney.
Business lawyer Matthew J. Kovschak can provide legal guidance to help you achieve your business goals.
If you have a complex business law matter, you can count on the Sutton Law Firm's offices in Lakeland, St. Petersburg, and Bartow, FL.
Does Your Business
Need Legal Assistance?
The Sutton Law Firm does not play checkers--we play chess. Most of our cases tend to be more complicated than the average run-of-the-mill case. If your business is based in Polk County or Pinellas County, we can help. Contact our law offices today to set up a consultation.
Work with a Lawyer You Can Count On Legal Counsel from Business Formation to Restructuring
It's Our Business to Help Your Business Contact Sutton Law Firm Today
As a business person, you know that sometimes factors beyond your control can threaten your business' existence and your ability to provide for your family.
You put your blood, sweat, and tears into your business venture. It's our job to keep your business alive and well.
The business lawyers of the Sutton Law Firm can help you protect your business from hostile takeovers, financial issues, and more. Let us handle the legal details so you can do what you do best — run your business.
Use our online form to request a consultation at our Lakeland, St. Petersburg, or Bartow, FL, offices. You can also reach our law offices by phone.
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Matthew J. Kovschak Practicing Business Litigation since 1986
Matthew J. Kovschak has led our business litigation team since joining our law firm in 1993. Matthew is one of the most sought-after business lawyers in Lakeland, St. Petersburg, and Bartow for several reasons:
- He has been part of many complex commercial litigation cases involving multiple parties.
- He has a particularly strong background in bankruptcy law, as evidenced by his affiliation with the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association.
- He is willing to represent his clients in any arena, whether it's mediation, arbitration, or court.
Why Choose Sutton Law Firm for your Business Litigation Needs?
We Get to Know Your Business
Many small business owners are reluctant to hire a lawyer because they don't believe that an attorney will take the time to really understand their business. At our firm serving Lakeland, St. Petersburg, and Bartow, our business lawyer takes the time to listen to clients and become familiar with their business strategies, needs, and goals. We hope that you come to see us as partners in your business and that you allow us to help you experience sustainable growth for years to come.
We Give You the Attention You Deserve
We believe it is important for our clients to have a single attorney who can be your consistent point-of-contact and who will take the lead on all your business litigation strategies. While other firms may let your account be handled by a committee of inexperienced associates, at Sutton Law Firm, you will only ever work with a trusted business attorney who will know everything about your business and who will be invested in your success.
We Can Keep Your Business Dreams Alive
Our law firm has been retained by various entrepreneurs from the Tampa, Bartow, Lakeland, and St. Petersburg areas who feared their business days were over due to various legal issues. Matthew Kovschak used his vast knowledge of the law and work experience as a mediator to help these hardworking businessmen and women resolve their problems so they could engage in new, prosperous commercial ventures.
We at Sutton Law Firm do not play checkers--we play chess.
Most of our cases tend to be more complicated than the average run-of-the-mill case.
Business Mediation Services: Not All Cases Go to Trial
Not all business-related disputes require lawsuits and heavy litigation that can result in years in court and costly expenses.
Whether it's a breach of contract, a violation of intellectual property, or some other dispute, your attorney will consider different legal approaches, such as mediation, that can bring about resolutions more efficiently and more amicably.
Mediation is a process in which both parties settle their differences outside of court. Business and contract disputes are worked out in a neutral setting with a disinterested third party facilitating the discussion. The goal is to achieve a mutually agreeable compromise without an emotionally and financially draining court battle.
The Sutton Law Firm will always consult you on seeking potential alternatives to a trial. We can weigh the pros and cons together and decide which options are right for you. Rest assured that your business lawyer will always let you make the ultimate call on how to proceed.
Hiring the Right
How We Ensure a Good Fit
The Sutton Law Firm is selective about the businesses we agree to represent. When you first meet with our lawyers for a consultation at one of our offices in Lakeland, St. Petersburg, or Bartow, we will agree to work with you only if we believe we can be of real benefit to you. We will also consider if we have the appropriate amount of resources to dedicate to your business.
Business Litigation from a Trusted Law Firm Request a Consultation Today
If your corporation or small business is in need of legal assistance, consider contacting the Sutton Law Firm. Lead attorneys Debra J. Sutton and Matthew J. Kovschak have practiced law in Florida for more than 30 years. During that time, they have helped numerous businesses navigate the highs and lows of pursuing the American dream.
No matter how complex your situation, we will apply the full force of our training and knowledge to your case, ensuring that your business remains in proper legal standing. To set up a meeting with our respected lawyers, contact us online or give us a call.
A Client Shares Her Story Why Hiring the Right Lawyer Matters
"When my husband and I had our first meeting with Sutton Law Firm it was like a breath of fresh air. We had been trying to get help with a judgment lawsuit we had been trying to collect on with no success, but we feel like we are on the road to getting this done. Mr. Kovschak, our Attorney, listen to information re: our case he went above and beyond to explain to us about the lawsuit. We had been getting nowhere with this as stated above, but your office gave us confidence that this could be settled. Your office made a big difference in our lives. You’re very helpful to me and Helen.
"Thank you and your staff for everything. God continue to bless you." Helen Calloway
Guiding You Through the Process
While the prospect of Chapter 11 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy is scary for many entrepreneurs, it may be the right option to help your investment survive. The Sutton Law firm can answer questions for business owners throughout Lakeland, St. Petersburg, and Bartow.
Types of Bankruptcy for Businesses
If you're able to liquidate assets to pay back debt, Chapter 7 may be a quick and cost-effective way to keep your company alive. Chapter 11 may be more expensive but could be a better way to maintain regular business operations while still paying back debt.
Businesses can't file for Chapter 13, but small business owners may want to consider it for personal debts if those financial obligations interfere with the ability to effectively run a business.
Offering Invaluable Guidance
By consulting with a knowledgeable business lawyer like Matthew J. Kovschak, you can get the info you need to help your business weather the storm and come out the other side stronger.
I'm Dealing With a Breach of Contract — What's Going to Happen?
Matthew J. Kovschak is a reputable mediator who has helped numerous businesses prosper through negotiation.
Glowing Compliments From Satisfied Clients Business Owners Can Rely on Our Attorneys
Debra set up my corporation, has advised me in various legal matters and has referred me to a specialist when I need it, and has assisted my family and friends when they needed her help. She advised my sister and brother-in-law during their turbulent financial times, and my lifelong friend when he had many questions about his son's divorce. She has been benevolent in her legal advice to the volunteers of my nonprofit organization, and she referred a troubled business owner friend to a legal immigration specialist who solved her problem. Debra's advice has always been professional, knowledgeable and from her heart. I trust her and would refer her for any legal matter anyone might have as she has always gone the extra mile to address my concerns.View on Google
Debra Sutton and Sutton Law Firm are the epitome of what you hope lawyers are going to be... Debra and her staff worked tirelessly to resolve my legal issues on multiple fronts simultaneously dealing with opposing counsel who are inept, unethical and bordering on criminal - with grace, integrity and confidence. Debra was referred to me by a trusted attorney friend - the highest accolade an attorney can receive. This alone endeared her to me. However, she exceeded expectations and consistently went "over and above". I was never let down. I was cleared, she wiped the floor with my ex and his incompetent attorney. I owe Debra Sutton and Sutton Law Firm so much - they gave me my life back. I cannot recommend Debra Sutton and the Sutton Law Firm any higher! If you need her services, you will never have a better advocate in your corner.View on Google