Practice Areas of Shenton Law Firm
Shenton Law has extensive experience serving the needs of both individuals and businesses across the Metro Atlanta area. We want to be your trusted counsel, not just an advocate on an isolated matter. Since our experience reaches to almost all aspects of business, we have the ability to provide trusted, cost-effective legal counsel for our clients.
Our firm seeks to partner with its small and mid-sized business clients from the ground up. Our firm is proud to help our clients launch the businesses that they have dreamed of and guide them into becoming successful parts of our community. Through business formation, partnership arrangements, lease reviews, and serving as a registered agent, our firm truly partners with our budding clients with a long-term vision and relationship as the goal.
Litigation disrupts the daily lives of individuals and diverts the attention of businesses both small and large from our clients' true priorities. The centerpiece of Shenton Law's approach to commercial litigation is our focus on our clients’ business concerns and long term goals while minimizing the distractions caused by litigation. In protecting the interests of our clients, from Fortune 500 companies to locally-owned small businesses, Shenton Law is experienced in a diverse set of complex commercial disputes. Our attorneys use their in-depth knowledge and vast experience to counsel and represent clients in the prosecution, defense, and avoidance of lawsuits involving contract disputes and business torts.
Construction Law & Litigation
Our construction law and litigation practice includes the handling of contract disputes, lien and bond claims, liability claims, defect and warranty claims, acceleration and delay damages claims, and insurance coverage disputes. Construction clients can also benefit from Shenton Law's experience analyzing, drafting, and negotiating contracts with owners, general contractors, and subcontractors with a focus on litigation avoidance and maximizing profitability with each project.
Insurance & Reinsurance Coverage and Litigation
Our firm has expertise in representing domestic and foreign insurers, insurance brokers, managing general agents, and third-party administrators in a wide array of disputes involving property, casualty, professional liability, general liability (CGL), umbrella, motor carrier liability, and directors & officers liability policies. We have litigated coverage actions in both state and federal courts in Georgia and other states, such as Mississippi, Texas, Nebraska, and Nevada. If consulted prior to the event of litigation, we draw on our litigation experience to counsel our clients with respect to avoiding litigation, managing risk, negotiating and resolving sensitive coverage matters, and advising on the extent of coverage under a given policy’s term. Shenton Law has also represented reinsurers and captive reinsurers on coverage and other issues while keeping in mind the value of a lasting relationship between a reinsurer and its cedant.
Class Action Defense
Our firm handles complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation involving class action cases and ancillary litigation. Class action cases often present the greatest risk to businesses and their insurers. The mere threat of overwhelming damages can create enough leverage to threaten the viability of a business or to present coverage limit risk to insurers. Shenton Law attorneys work to minimize that leverage and risk while providing cost effective defense strategy to our clients.
Trade Secrets Litigation
Our firm advises a variety of business clients on the protection of trade secrets through the use of confidentiality, non-disclosure, and non-competition employee and independent contractor agreements. We have both the specialized knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the relevant law required to handle litigation involving such agreements.