Complex Business Litigation

Complex Business Litigation vs. Standard Business Litigation
Business litigation, also known as commercial litigation, typically comes as a result of a conflict or dispute related to a company or its operations. These types of cases are usually brought against individuals, entities, or entire organizations who participated in, or aided and abetted illegal activities in order to reap some benefit or financial gain. This gain could be for an individual employee, a group of employees, or the entire organization.


However, a general business dispute may sometimes be labeled a complex business dispute. This circumstance usually arises when a particular case involves one or both of the following:


• Multiple parties – Complex business cases may, for example, involve contractors, bona fide employees, and subcontractors who may all be working on the same project. A complex business dispute could also involve officers, shareholders, and board members of an organization. Business disputes become increasingly complex when the number of factors involved grows, as is the case with multiple party business litigation cases.


• Multiple venues – Multi-venue complex business litigation usually involves simultaneously litigating in both state and federal courts, for example. These cases may also involve those where a motion, or several motions, may have been filed in multiple different jurisdictions. Complex business disputes may have taken place in various locations, but they all involve the same underlying issue or conflict.


A business dispute can also be considered complex when it involves extensive review of business records or highly technical accounting, financing, lending, insurance coverage, and tax issues. Financial experts may be needed to assist in analyzing and developing the case. It is important as an organization or business to ensure you and your team are aware of business law as it relates to your operations, so you can do as much as you can to avoid being involved in complex business litigation.


Fort Lauderdale Complex Business Litigation Experts
Complex business disputes are inherently complicated. However, these cases do not need to be overwhelming, and in some cases, they may not even need to be fully litigated. It is very important to obtain legal counsel from a professional legal team with experience in complex business litigation.


The professional team of Fort Lauderdale business attorneys at Conrad & Scherer has been litigating complex business cases for more than forty-five years in the greater South Florida region, including Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade counties. Many of our attorneys specialize in this niche practice area and have helped the firm advocate for high-profile clients across the United States. Simply put, when one of our clients faces a complex business dispute, Conrad & Scherer’s dedicated team of litigators work together to tailor the strategic approach necessary to meet our client’s individual business objectives.


Types of Complex Business Litigation Cases
While many business cases may begin simply, they can quickly become increasingly complex as more information is gathered and as more parties become involved. As business litigation cases transition from simple disputes to complex business cases, it is critical to have experienced, knowledgeable legal representation to guide you through the complex business litigation process. While the main two circumstances that drive a business dispute towards complex business litigation are multiple parties and multiple venues, some additional factors that may give rise to complex litigation include:


• Complex factual situation
• Large damages and complex commercial injuries
• ‘Bet the Company’ cases
• Complex legal issues and unsettled areas of law


Many law firms are hesitant to take on complex business litigation cases as they may require significant firm resources. However, Conrad & Scherer’s complex business attorneys have a consistent, historical track record litigating complex commercial cases. In fact, complex business litigation is one of Conrad Scherer’s most formidable practice areas. Our team of highly qualified complex business litigation attorneys incorporates decades of experience and knowledge into each complex business case and diligently pursues the best possible outcome for each of our clients.


Trust Conrad & Scherer’s Experienced Complex Commercial Litigators
Conrad & Scherer’s attorneys have been fighting for commercial and individual clients for more than forty-five years. Our diverse team has vast experience litigating large and small complex business cases in South Florida, Central/Northern Florida, and beyond. Conrad Scherer also operates practices in other states including New York and North Carolina, and our firm also operates an office in Quito, Ecuador. If you, a close relative, or friend has become involved in a complex business dispute and need effective legal representation, contact the professional legal team at Conrad Scherer today. Our team of experienced attorneys will collaborate to guide you and help find the most favorable outcome for your specific set of complex business circumstances.

    Senior Partner
    • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law School, JD, 1996
    • State University of New York at Albany, BS, 1989
    • Florida Bar
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

    Steven Osber is a senior partner at Conrad & Scherer’s Fort Lauderdale office with a practice concentrating primarily on commercial and business litigation. Mr. Osber’s case representation ranges from routine litigation matters and third party insurance litigation to highly complex litigation including partnership/shareholder disputes, commercial eviction matters, real estate litigation and construction litigation.

    In addition to his extensive experience in commercial litigation and construction related litigation, Mr. Osber has handled a number of significant cases representing businesses in a variety of cases involved sophisticated legal issues through trial and obtained successful results for his clients. Mr. Osber is also valued as a contributing litigator in the firm’s labor and employment cases. He also serves as outside general counsel advising various businesses on day to day legal matters.

    Mr. Osber’s expansive litigation experience includes more than 100 state and federal jury and non-jury trials, as well as extensive binding arbitration experience. He is also proficient in appellate cases, having prepared appellate briefs on a variety of matters, argued before various appellate tribunals, and has obtained favorable opinions in the appellate courts throughout the State of Florida. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates a demonstration of the highest professional and ethical standards and is the highest rating a lawyer can receive. He has also been recognized as a top lawyer in the South Florida Legal Guide in 2011, and from 2014 to present day.

    • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
    • South Florida Legal Guide – Recognized as a Top Lawyer – 2011, 2014 – 2019
    • Stetson University College of Law, JD, 2017
    • Stetson University School of Business Administration, M.B.A., 2017
    • University of Florida Heavener School of Business, BSBA – Finance with a minor in Entrepreneurship, 2014.

    Florida Bar, 2017


    John Rodstrom is an associate in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, where he assists partners and senior associates in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters.

    While in law school, Mr. Rodstrom worked as a Summer Associate for the firm and earned his Master of Business Administration through a joint degree program at Stetson University. This gives Mr. Rodstrom a unique background and perspective when it comes to business and securities-related litigation.

    During his time at the University of Florida, Mr. Rodstrom was extensively engaged in local affairs. In particular, he worked as the Campaign Manager for a Gainesville City Commission Candidate, and he was the youngest person ever to sit on a non-student city advisory board while serving a six-year term on the Gainesville Enterprise Zone Development Agency.

    Mr. Rodstrom also has an extensive background in the technology sector where he has owned his own business since 2007, working primarily as a graphic designer, web developer and network administrator.

    Community Involvement/Affiliations
    • Broward County Bar Association