Business Litigation

Business Litigation/Commercial Litigation Attorney in Columbia, South Carolina

Because of Columbia’s central location in the state, and its status as state capitol, we see a lot of business pass through the area. Running a business is a full time task, and the challenges you will face on a daily basis can be varied and unpredictable.

Unfortunately, in the commercial environment we are in today, legal issues arise frequently with businesses, no matter what type of business they do. These issues, which can range from property disputes to fraudulent claims,  and multiple variables of breaches of contracts can severely slow or completely halt the normal processes of an otherwise effective company.

Small Business Lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina

Incompetent handling of commercial claims does not just shortchange a company on the resolution of a legal issue, it also hurts the daily capabilities of a business to conduct its routine affairs. Legal malpractice, a very real concern with the representation of commercial enterprises, is the cause for thousands of lawsuits every year in the United States; not only are these lawsuits common, but they can commonly take many years to resolve and be very difficult to handle.

Protecting your investment-and your employees-necessitates careful consideration and analysis of the issues and evidence. Improper “theft” of your employees, those you trained and chose to represent your company and yourself by competitors can be actionable when improper means and methods are employed and where the goal of your competitor includes discovering your confidential and trade secret information; their targets could include confidential information, techniques, methods and client lists you spent years developing and carefully protecting.

Your business is not just your livelihood, it is a representation of who you are, your accomplishments, and what you stand for. It is important to trust the hard work you have put in to running your business to someone who understands the effort necessary to do the same.

Corporate Representation in Columbia, South Carolina

Why Should I Consider Daryl Hawkins?

We at the Law Office of Daryl G. Hawkins know the challenges you go through as a business owner. Our firm has represented companies ranging from small, family businesses to large corporations for years in the Columbia area.

Our founder began his career in the study of the South Carolina Business Corporations Act while still in law school and acting as a Research Assistant to Professor Gregory Adams, who was engaged in the process to review and make recommendations for changes to the Act.

Early in his private practice career, following a stint as Law Clerk to Chief Justice C. Bruce Littlejohn of the SC Supreme Court, he was requested to serve on the Blue Ribbon Committee of the Secretary of States Office to continuously review and recommend changes to the Business Corporations Act and to periodically review proposed legislation.

Experience and knowledgeability are invaluable tools in business litigation.

Our work in the field of business and commercial litigation has taken us all across America and into foreign countries to find the evidence necessary to help our clients prevail in disputes as widely ranging as those involving software products, chemical sales, attacks on sales forces, breaches of employment agreements and many other disputes. We travel to where we are needed most and tirelessly pursue resolving your claims or defenses to always seek a positive outcome for our clients.

Our experience in business litigation and our extensive network of experts make certain that your business will be secure and your claim resolved, so that you can get back to doing what you do with minimal hassle and peace of mind. Please do not hesitate to give us a call to see what we can do to help get you back to running your business.


These notes are for guidance and general knowledge but are not intended to be legal advice and may not be relied upon as such. Questions seeking legal advice need to be asked of a lawyer and you should contact our office to set an appointment with a licensed lawyer.