Watje & Moore has litigated many complex matters involving tortious interference, unjust enrichment, breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, deceptive trade practices, non-competes, trade secrets, trademark, antitrust, fraud, non-payment of wages, and real estate claims.
Partner and Shareholder Disputes
When disputes over business issues arise that cannot be resolved by corporate governance, shareholders sometimes must resort to litigation to protect their rights and interests. Watje & Moore has successfully represented clients in business disputes involving shareholder and partnership issues.
Independent Sales Representative and Manufacturer Representative Disputes
Litigation involving independent sales representatives and manufacturer representatives is a major part of our practice. Our firm has represented numerous sales representatives who have been wrongfully terminated by their principals, or whose principals have failed to pay commissions. Sales reps who are negotiating contracts or exit strategies, or who are in conflict with their principals, have learned to trust the experienced advice of Watje & Moore’s lawyers. Claims involve failure to receive commissions, tortious interference, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment. Our understanding of the rep-principal relationship is valuable to our clients, and over the years, we have collected millions of dollars in disputed commissions on their behalf.
“Watje & Moore is one of the best manufacturer’s representative law firms in Minnesota. Steve has done most all of my legal work over the years and I have always been very pleased.” Gregory Harris, Harris Group
Watje & Moore represents clients in employment disputes regarding wage claims, new hires and terminations, non-competes, severance and unemployment claims, and employee disloyalty matters.
Real estate matters handled by Watje & Moore include lease negotiation, purchase and sale of real estate, land registration, escrow money disputes, and fraud and misrepresentation.
Watje & Moore has litigated cases in Federal and State courts in Minnesota and throughout the U.S., as well as represented clients in arbitrations and mediations.
“Watje & Moore’s strategic eye to detail made the difference. Their strategy and smart work gave us great comfort in knowing our legal needs were well taken care of. They were well-prepared, understood every detail of the case, and provided the most professional legal service I’ve come across in my 35 years in business.” Dan O’Connell, CEO and founder of software development company
Watje & Moore - Trusted Twin Cities Business Law Firm
The Watje Firm’s lawyers earned a national reputation in litigation, particularly representing manufacturer’s representatives by aggressively pursuing their principals who refused to pay commissions or unlawfully terminated them. Watje & Moore, Ltd. has handled numerous claims against large retailers who interfered...