Civil Commercial Business Litigation


As a Florida commercial business litigation attorney, you understand your busy clients have very little tolerance for activities which waste their money and unnecessarily take up their time. When disputes arise from commercial and business transactions, the prospect of lengthy litigation represents a potential black-hole for your client’s money and time. For many commercial and business clients the thought of having disputes linger unresolved in the court system for months or years is unacceptable.

An unresolved dispute will require your client to use their business capital to fund litigation expenses and costs. It will also require your client and often their key personnel to sacrifice valuable time attending discovery sessions, sitting through motion calendars and evidentiary hearings, or otherwise attending legal proceedings which appear to the client to be a complete drain of valuable time. The time and money your client expends on an unresolved dispute is time and money taken away from new or ongoing projects.

As the principal of Francis L. Carter, P.A., I have the ability as a full-time mediator and settlement counselor to offer your clients a better alternative. I have mediated hundreds of civil cases covering all types of commercial business disputes. Almost all of the cases I have mediated have one common factor shared by all the parties. The parties didn’t want drawn out drama, they wanted resolution.

In 2009, I made the decision to devote myself to medication and settlement counselor services full-time because I saw a distinct need developing in Florida and nationwide. There is a perception that Americans are litigious. I view this as a misperception, especially among business people. Most people wish to avoid the litigation process. Sometimes, however, disputes arise which do require the intervention of a neutral third person able to help the parties reach a resolution. With over 30 years of commercial business law experience, I can help your clients reach a resolution expediently and in a cost effective manner, either by acting as a neutral mediator to help all parties find a resolution, or by acting as a settlement counselor to assist you, as trial counsel to prepare for and negotiate at a mediation conference. Your clients will be grateful to you for saving them the money, time and aggravation involved with traditional business litigation, and everyone can get back to the business of doing business.