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Business Litigation Attorney

Whether it's a mom-and-pop shop or a larger corporation, every business can greatly benefit from the assistance of an attorney.

At Sutton Law Firm in Bartow, FL, Matthew J. Kovschak and his team can provide sound legal guidance to help you achieve your business goals.

When should you call a business litigation attorney?

Business Litigation Services Our Attorneys Can Help When You Face...

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Bankruptcy is not necessarily a death sentence for your business. In fact, declaring bankruptcy can sometimes be the best approach to keeping your business afloat. Matthew J. Kovschak has been handling bankruptcy cases in Florida for more than 30 years, working with both lenders and borrowers to restructure debts and give small businesses new life.

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If you own a business long enough, you'll eventually end up in some kind of dispute. Business disputes can arise over contracts, intellectual property, real estate, or numerous other issues. Our lawyers at Sutton Law Firm in Bartow, FL, can help you navigate disputes and make sure you are treated justly in mediation, arbitration, or even in court.

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Whenever your business is facing change, it's important to have a lawyer on call so you can make sure all your legal affairs are in order. Is business great and you're looking to expand? Or have you fallen on hard times and need help reorganizing or even dissolving your business? Either way, our attorneys can make sure all legal proceedings are handled properly.

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If your business is in need of legal assistance, we hope you'll consider contacting Sutton Law Firm in Bartow, FL. Our lead attorneys, Debra J. Sutton and Matthew J. Kovschak, have each been practicing 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 call the firm at:

(863) 533-8912

Attorneys Debra J. Sutton and Matthew J. Kovschak
Attorneys Debra J. Sutton and Matthew J. Kovschak
"Whenever your business is facing change, it's important to have a lawyer on call so you can make sure all your legal affairs are in order."

Matthew J. Kovschak Practicing Business Litigation since 1986

Matthew J. Kovschak has led our business litigation team since he joined our Bartow firm in 1993. Matthew has become one of Polk County's most sought-after business attorneys for several reasons, including:

  • 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
Matthew J. Kovschak
Matthew J. Kovschak has been with Sutton Law Firm since 1993.

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 in Bartow, FL, we do take the time to listen to our clients and become familiar with their business strategies, needs, and goals. We hope that our clients come to see us as partners in their business and that they allow us to help them experience sustainable growth for years to come.

We Consider Multiple Approaches

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, our attorneys will consider legal approaches such as mediation that can bring about resolutions more efficiently and more amicably. Of course, we always keep our clients informed of every strategy we are considering and let them make the ultimate call on how to proceed.

We Give You the Attention You Deserve

We believe it is important for our clients to have a single attorney who can be their consistent point-of-contact and who will take the lead on all their 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 Are Selective of Our Business Clients

Because we commit to providing our clients with highly personalized attention, we are selective about the businesses we agree to represent. When you first meet with our lawyers for a consultation at one of our offices in Bartow, Lakeland, or St. Petersburg, we will agree to work with you only if we believe we can be of real benefit to you and if we have the appropriate amount of resources to dedicate to your business.

Our Luxurious Office

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We invite business owners from the Bartow area to schedule a consultation at our private, upscale offices located inside the historic Mann Manor.
"Matthew J. Kovschak is a reputable mediator who has helped numerous businesses prosper through negotiation."

I'm Dealing with a Breach of Contract... What's Going to Happen?

Contract violations are one of the most common reasons that business owners in Florida seek the aid of a lawyer. While no two disputes are the same, business owners who contact our Bartow practice can expect their case to proceed according to the following process:


When you first contact our attorneys after a business dispute, we will arrange an initial consultation during which we will learn about your case. 

Strategy Meeting

If you and Sutton Law Firm mutually agree to work together, we will hold a strategy meeting involving relevant leaders of the business, the dedicated business attorney, and the attorney's team. During this meeting, our lawyers will advise you on the approaches you could take to your contract dispute and which strategy they recommend.

Attempt at Mediation

For many reasons, resolving business disputes in out-of-court mediation is preferable to trial before a judge. All kinds of disputes can be resolved through mediation, including real estate disputes, employee grievances, and debt collection. Matthew J. Kovschak is a reputable mediator who has helped numerous businesses prosper through negotiation. Of course, sometimes the parties involved in a dispute are not willing to negotiate, in which case litigation is required.

Business Litigation

If a lawsuit is required to resolve the breach of contract, then our attorneys can initiate all necessary legal action and aggressively represent your interests in court. Whenever we go to court, we make sure to keep our clients in-the-loop about the approach we plan to take and why we are taking it. You can trust that we will dedicate our full attention to your case so your business remains equipped for future success.
Debra J. Sutton

Sutton Law Firm

Debra J. Sutton is an attorney who is board-certified in both appellate practice and marital and family law by the Florida Bar. At the Sutton Law Firm, with offices in Bartow, Lakeland, and St. Petersburg, Ms. Sutton, Mr. Kovschak, and their team provide individualized, compassionate, and private legal services. Our popular practice areas include:

You can request a consultation with our board-certified attorney right now by filling out our online form or calling (863) 533-8912.

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