The Zoppoth Law Firm

Areas of Practice

Business Litigation
The goals in business litigation can be complex. There may be business relationships involved that need to be preserved despite the litigation. The goal may be to negotiate an amicable resolution without the necessity of litigation, or the objective may be to aggressively recover or defend claims for monetary damages in the appropriate legal forum.

The process of defining the goals of the litigation begins with getting input from the appropriate business and management personnel. These are the individuals who will provide the essential business objectives at stake in the litigation.

While the business objectives are central to setting the goals of the litigation, the business objectives need to be melded with legal considerations and appropriate strategy in defining the optimal resolution for the client.
Commercial Litigation
The Zoppoth Law Firm can assist companies and individuals seeking legal representation on all matters involving commercial disputes. Cases that fall under this practice area include, but are not limited to, breach of contract claims and business torts such as claims for interference with business or contractual relations, claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud claims, covenants not to compete, non-solicitation covenants and trade secrets.
Shareholder/Partner Litigation
The Zoppoth Law Firm has over 20 years of experience in handling litigation in numerous Federal and State Courts and AAA arbitration proceedings involving shareholder member and partner disputes, fiduciary obligations and dissolution proceedings. These proceedings typically involve a breach of shareholder agreements, enforcement of buy-sell agreements, breach of fiduciary duties and fraudulent conduct of one or more of the shareholders, including misappropriation of corporate assets. The Zoppoth Law Firm has handled hundreds of litigation matters for shareholders/members/partners in large corporations, limited liability companies and small “mom and pop” shops.
Securities Arbitration
The Zoppoth Law Firm has successfully represented hundreds of claimants before The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) [Now named the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)] against major brokerage firms and has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. The firm has also successfully defended numerous brokers who have had claims asserted against them by their investor clients.
Commercial Arbitration
The Zoppoth Law Firm has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation and can assist individuals who are attempting to work out a negotiated settlement. Many people use mediation to settle disputes before undertaking the expenses of protracted litagation proceedings. Mr. Zoppoth was an arbitrator on the commercial panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) for over ten (10) years, and has decided numerous cases in his role as an arbitrator. Mr Zoppoth also regularly represents clients who are involved in AAA arbitration proceedings as either claimaints or respondents.
Employment Law
The Zoppoth Law Firm is experienced in handling a variety of employment related matters and has successfully represented a large number of clients involving sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. As an advocate for employees in the workplace, The Zoppoth Law Firm will work hard to ensure that you receive the maximum recovery possible from your employer. The Zoppoth Law Firm is also experienced in negotiating severance agreements to ensure that employees have equal bargaining power when dealing with and discussing severance benefits with an employer. The Zoppoth Law Firm has extensive experience in litigating the following specific employment related matters:

  • Wrongful Termination claims
  • Retaliation claims
  • Employee rights and benefits
  • Wage and Hour claims
  • Workers’ Compensation Retaliation
  • Sexual Harassment claims
  • Discrimination based on age, race, gender, disability, national origin or religious affiliation
  • Severance Package Negotiations
  • Illegal activities in the workplace
  • Whistleblower Retaliation
  • Disability and Failure to Accommodate Claims
  • Civil Rights Act claims

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Business Law and Formation
The Zoppoth Law Firm has formed hundreds of sub-chapter “S” corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs). We have assisted our clients in forming and planning new businesses and restructuring existing businesses. We have years of experience in creatively structuring and drafting shareholder agreements, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, confidentiality agreements and covenants not to compete.