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Business Litigation

At TLo, our goal is to make sure our clients reach their goals. Sometimes this requires litigation – when it does, TLo employs aggressive litigation strategies and sophisticated analysis to protect your rights and make certain your voice is heard.

Our clients benefit from TLo’s extensive knowledge and experience in complex commercial litigation, business torts, breach of contract, antitrust and unfair competition, defamation, invasion of privacy, trademark, and copyright. We also are talented appellate advocates who have repeatedly established important precedents in state and federal courts. At TLo, we know that protection of your ability to conduct business is protection of your greatest asset.

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Thomas & LoCicero lawyers are highly skilled commercial litigators who value your company’s unique story and strive to understand the challenges you face. In the courtroom, TLo uses sophisticated legal analysis, exceptional litigation skills, and simple hard work. The large number of reported cases we have litigated is a testament to our real-world courtroom experience.

Our business litigation practice extends throughout Florida and across the Southeastern United States. We possess sound knowledge and keen judgment to litigate an array of legal disputes, including breach of contract, deceptive and unfair trade practices, intellectual property licensing and infringement, dealership agreements, non-competition provisions, Public Record Act and FOIA claims, constitutional claims, and statutory causes of action.

Unlike many litigation firms, Thomas & LoCicero is also a top-flight appellate law firm. Our lawyers have handled cases at all level of appeal, from intermediate state and federal appellate courts to the U.S. Supreme Court. Because of our reputation as appellate lawyers, clients frequently call upon us to file amicus curiae (i.e., "friend of the court") briefs in significant appellate cases. When the cases we try proceed to appeal, our clients don’t need to retain new appellate counsel. TLo can effectively and efficiently handle your case from start to finish.

TLo is skilled in the defense and avoidance of antitrust and unfair competition claims. In the first instance, we advise clients on how to tailor their business practices in new and inventive ways to comply with antitrust laws. In litigation, we aggressively promote your right to compete vigorously in the marketplace and to maximize your success.

Our antitrust counseling and litigation services cover all areas of antitrust and unfair competition law, including: Price fixing and resale price maintenance, monopolization, false advertising, distribution and licensing agreements, Robinson-Patman Act compliance, and best practices under state and federal competition laws.

In addition to courtroom work, Thomas & LoCicero frequently arbitrates cases before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In arbitration we seek to achieve optimal results for our clients in an efficient and economical manner.

Gregg D. Thomas is a certified federal and state court mediator who combines wide-ranging litigation experience with realistic assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of parties' claims and defenses. Gregg recognizes that the parties – not the mediator – settle cases. But he also believes that as a mediator he can provide the parties with an impartial and realistic perspective on their case, and a chance to put litigation behind them. As Gregg has noted, "In almost every case, the parties stand to gain by compromising. If they continue to litigate, they are more likely to lose time, money, and peace of mind."

Gregg's approach to mediation derives from more than 30 years as a civil and commercial litigator, and from having clerked for two federal district court judges. Defamation law, invasion of privacy, and constitutional claims are the areas in which he is best known, but Gregg also has extensive real-world experience in many other fields, including business torts, contracts, deceptive and unfair trade practices, non-competition agreements, trade secrets, RICO, and Section 1983 actions.

Thomas & LoCicero frequently serves as local Florida counsel for out-of-state firms who lack a Florida office or who need effective insight and advice on local practice and procedure.  Our ability to provide such insight and advice stems in part from the fact that many of our attorneys previously served as federal judicial law clerks.  Because of our many years of litigation experience, we likewise often serve as local counsel in state court proceedings. 

Acting as local counsel, TLo attorneys have provided skill and guidance to lawyers and clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including intellectual property, antitrust, defamation and privacy, TCPA, food labeling, and class action defense, among many others. 

Perhaps the greatest compliment that other law firms have paid to TLo is that they frequently return to seek our assistance when they are confronted with new Florida-based matters.  Our attorneys understand and respect the trust other firms place in us when they retain TLo to assist their clients as local counsel.