SERVICES

Business & Civil Litigation


If your business has a dispute, we can help. We use all available resources to find efficient resolutions to our clients' matters. If litigation is unavoidable, we have significant trial experience in both state and federal court. Businesses that suffer financial losses because of a partner's, competitor's, or employee's misconduct may be able to bring a business tort claim and recover damages against the opposing party. In business tort cases, damages arise both from actual harm - such as lost revenue - and future harm such as lost profits or business opportunities. Losses can also extend beyond tangible assets and include harm to intangible assets such as reputation and relationships. At Blythe Grace, we understand the value of your brand, relationships, and good will. Expect the entire team at the firm to help you protect and defend one of your most important assets. We are not just representing you - we are in business with you.




Complex Commercial Litigation


Blythe Grace has experience in business-to-business and consumer-to-business disputes such as breach of contract, business torts (including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and other issues involving corporate governance, tortious interference with contract and/or business relations), defamation, false advertising, and unfair competition. We have represented high-profile corporations, investment management firms and individuals in a variety of industries, including financial services, energy, banking, insurance, real estate, and health care. Our commercial litigation work include matters of substantial complexity, such as class actions, parallel civil and administrative proceedings, and multidistrict and multistate litigation. We have the creativity to eliminate claims at the earliest possible stage of litigation; the flexibility to compromise, where appropriate; and the experience to take cases to trial when necessary.




Construction Counseling & Litigation


Construction projects are a magnet for disputes and conflicts. The team at Blythe Grace has extensive experience in resolving the full range of claims that can arise before, during, and after construction projects. We have tried many cases to verdict and have obtained favorable and cost-effective settlements in numerous matters through early neutral evaluation, mediation, and private and court-assisted arbitration. We know that construction projects can be enormously complex and risk-prone undertakings and that, to be effective, attorneys working in the construction industry must understand industry standards, customs, and rules. Our attorneys use their extensive knowledge both in court and before the Registrar of Contractors to achieve our clients' goals. Blythe Grace also handles OSHA disputes and provides employment law compliance services to ensure that business interruptions are nonexistent or minimized.




Intellectual Property Litigation


Our firm handles all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and businesses. In addition, we can provide general intellectual property counseling, portfolio development, and due diligence services. Our attorneys regularly prepare licensing agreements, intellectual property assignment and transfer agreements, and related transactional matters.




Real Estate Transactions & Litigation


Blythe Grace represents developers, investors, homeowners, and contractors. We find cost-effective solutions and draw upon our expertise to develop and implement strategies that are creative and practical. If a dispute arises, we handle litigating all phases of real estate matters.




Mediation & Arbitration


Businesses should avoid or mitigate disputes whenever possible. We counsel our clients in effective alternatives to the courtroom and have extensive experience with mediation and arbitration.




Corporate & Limited Liability Company Matters


Build your business right. From startup counseling, entity formation, and other general corporate matters, we protect entrepreneurs and help them succeed. We also help your business grow and can be your partner in managing, growing and changing your business in a way that promotes your success and minimizes your exposure to risk.




General Counsel Services


Blythe Grace offers the services of an experienced general counsel available to assist your company at any time and in any capacity. Many businesses decide that the cost of in-house legal counsel outweighs the benefit. Blythe Grace can provide necessary legal advice at a cost that is well-below that of maintaining one or more attorneys on staff. We learn the business models and goals of our clients’ businesses and craft legal solutions that fit into the overall mission of the company. We can address a particular legal question plaguing a client, or provide a thorough legal review of a company’s entire business, on either a one-time or an on-going basis. Blythe Grace can also partner with a client’s in-house legal staff to complement their existing expertise. We offer clients a business-minded, common-sense approach to legal services, with an eye to the clients’ bottom-line.




HOA Matters & Disputes


Blythe Grace represents homeowners and HOAs involved in all types of legal disputes. Owners of single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes and other types of residential properties are often required to join an HOA. HOA members are required by the HOA to pay a monthly fee to cover property and common area maintenance, upkeep, landscaping, and other costs. Generally, the HOA is responsible for maintaining the property and common spaces, establishing and enforcing rules, and addressing any disputes pertaining to HOA rules. A variety of legal issues can arise between property owners and HOAs. Our law firm can help you address issues with homeowners’ association rules and bylaws, harassment by an HOA or property management company, and such adverse actions taken by an HOA against a member including fines and assessment fees, property damage claims, and any other legal issue that impacts an HOA and its membership. As with all of our matters, Blythe Grace works hard to find cost-effective solutions to HOA disputes.




Business Transactions


Blythe Grace's transactional practice involves preparing all documents necessary for entrepreneurs to form their companies and grow them the right way. We handle everything from vertical and horizontal agreements between businesses to contracts for corporate mergers and acquisitions, to the closing documents for the purchase of a house. Our firm ensures compliance with regulations and laws governing businesses of every shape and size, regardless of the industry. We research, draft, negotiate, and advise on all aspects of a deal.




Cannabis Law


The legal and regulatory issues facing Arizona's evolving cannabis industry are staggering. Blythe Grace provides counsel to individuals and companies in the cannabis industry regarding Arizona's Medical Marijuana Act and can assist you with all of the legal, administrative, regulatory, and business challenges facing the legal cannabis industry. Specifically, our firm can help with corporate formations and business planning, preparing the contracts necessary to build a successful marijuana cultivation facility or dispensary, establishing programs, policies, and procedures compliant with the Medical Marjiuana Act, creating employment policies and addressing any employee issues that arise, OSHA compliance, real estate matters, mitigating risk and guarding against civil litigation or criminal liability, banking issues, investigations or audits conducted by the Arizona Department of Health Services, licensing issues, the sale of the business, and any other legal issue facing a legal cannabis business operating in Arizona.




Sports Law


Blythe Grace represents current and former NFL, MLB, and NBA players. We also represent Olympic, Crossfit, and extreme sports athletes. The firm's representation of current and former professional athletes is handled both directly with the clients or through their agents. Blythe Grace has experience in providing counsel to sports professionals regarding business opportunities or investments, enforcing contracts or agreements or protecting clients' rights, controlling sensitive information, and maintaining privacy and confidentiality. The firm has also negotiated transactions involving professional athletes and works with them on merchandising and licensing, trademark protection, and civil liability protection. When the firm's attorneys cannot assist our clients because the request is outside of our practice areas, we have a deep network of legal, financial, wealth and estate planning, and tax professionals ready to assist. Not only does our firm provide its clients with legal services, but we create a team of professionals across industries who work together to achieve each client's goals.




Employment Law - Employer Practice


Employers can avoid or mitigate disputes by staying informed on a full range of employment laws including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, employee classification, accommodation of disabilities, and leaves of absence. Blythe Grace prepares and analyzes those critical documents to protect your business. Our team can also prepare employee handbooks, policies, contracts, severance agreements, non-compete, and non-solicitation agreements, and analyze those documents and others to protect your business. We can help with cost-effective resolutions of employment disputes involving harassment, competition, wages, discrimination, benefits, wrongful discharge, defamation, or misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information. Many of our services are billed as a flat fee - such as preparation or review of employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, severance agreements, and other similar employment documents. We charge flat fees for these services so our employer clients can anticipate legal costs and create more accurate budgets for legal services.




Employment Law - Employee Practice (Women's Rights)


Blythe Grace's employment practice is limited to defending women's rights in the workplace. Our firm exclusively represents women for workplace incidents and disputes. We have handled matters involving sex discrimination (Title VII and Title IX), harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, civil assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence/gross negligence, and breach of employment contract (written or by implication). Our firm is deeply committed to women's rights: two of the firm's three lawyers are women, and six of the eight employees at Blythe Grace are women. Blythe Grace is proud to support women-focused organizations including The Girl Scouts and Fresh Start. Our mission is, through our legal practice, to strengthen women’s rights and gender justice issues to create actual, sustained social change.





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