Duke Law Office

Bringing legal excellence within reach

Duke Law Office handles pre-litigation dispute resolution, litigation and discovery, eDiscovery, settlement negotiations and documentation, and trials for a wide variety of commercial disputes.  The Firm is passionate about helping companies economically resolve disputes in a manner that achieves the needs of the business. While some disputes may be viewed primarily as a drag on corporate performance, others may hold strategic significance, and still others are viewed as a cost of doing business.  Whether your goal is to resolve a particular dispute with the minimum investment of time and resources, or to tenaciously prosecute or defend a dispute that has strategic importance, Duke Law works with you to identify your business goals, manage your dispute, and guide litigation, resolution strategies and settlement negotiations.

Industries Represented

Duke Law represents companies in industries, including:

  • Agribusiness
  • Banking & Finance
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Franchise & Distribution 
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Internet, Technology & E-Commerce
  • Investment Management
  • Life Sciences/Medical Devices
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Software

Duke Law has experience litigating Federal and State courts in jurisdictions that include California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Washington. 

Legal Services
Representative Case Studies

(Texas Federal Court, Minnesota State Court, AAA Arbitration): Represented employer in multi-jurisdictional corporate raiding claim. Obtained injunctive relief against an executive who violated non-compete terms, taking trade secret information to a competitor before hiring away numerous other employees, who also took trade secret information with them to the competitor. Successfully resolved case after winning key motions in multiple jurisdictions. Case involved forensic analysis of over a dozen computers.

(Minnesota Federal Court): Successfully obtained preliminary injunction against terminated franchisee located in Texas, requiring de-identification, closure of locations, and return of confidential information and materials bearing franchisor’s trademarks.

Advised client on issues relating to alleged theft of customer personal financial data by former employee, including potential data breach obligations and specialized issues related to production of subpoenaed records that included protected data.

Represented founder of a company in a two-week jury trial involving officer and director indemnification and interpretation of payment formula under a phantom stock agreement.

Represented company defending claims by former shareholder that he had been bought out at too low a price. Company successfully avoided suit.

Represented shareholders in evaluation of claims related to interpretation of stock acquisition agreement and potential fraud in connection with negotiation (and subsequent calculation of) earn-out provisions dependent on corporate performance.