Maryland Commercila Litigation AttorneysMaryland Business Litigation Lawyers and Commercial Litigation Attorneys

The Maryland business litigation attorneys at Cowie & Mott, P.A. have extensive experience handling complex business and commercial litigation disputes on behalf of large companies, family-owned businesses and individuals throughout the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Experienced and Qualified Maryland Business Litigation Lawyers: Nicholas Cowie and Allen Mott have over 49 years combined experience representing businesses in litigation and transactional matters. The Maryland business attorneys and Maryland business lawyers at Cowie & Mott, P.A. have provided legal advise and representation to international, regional and local businesses as well as sports personalities in business and commercial litigation disputes, business ventures, business formation and/or contract negotiation. We are members of the Maryland State Bar Association and our attorneys have litigated a wide variety of business and commercial litigation matters. For example, civil RICO claims, breach of contract disputes, unfair trade practices disputes, commercial debt collections, and franchise litigation. We have litigated and resolved contractual disputes against a European company using the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements. Cowie & Mott has represented many local information technology companies, including serving as general counsel for one of Baltimore’s major intranet designers. Our business lawyers and litigation attorneys are known for handling legal disputes among corporate shareholders and LLC members and obtaining injunctive relief in cases of unfair commercial trade practices and breach of non-solicitation agreements. Many of our cases settle before trial or without the need to file a lawsuit. If litigation becomes necessary, our business litigation attorneys will present your case at trial and throughout any appeal process. Most recently our litigation attorneys obtained a 5.6 million dollar jury verdict against a national building company when efforts negotiate a legal settlement were terminated. See our blog post.  Cowie & Mott obtains $5.6 million jury award.


The Maryland business litigation lawyers at Cowie & Mott are experienced at resolving internal business disputes among business owners, investors and employees. Disputes among shareholders and members are an unwanted distraction and a financial hardship on any business. The Maryland business attorneys and business litigation lawyers at Cowie & Mott focus on cost-efficient and effective solutions to resolve disputes without litigation. When disputes cannot be resolved by negotiation, filing a lawsuit and pursing litigation may be necessary to bring the parties to the settlement table. Once suit has been filed, court ordered mediation or arbitration can, and often does, result in out of court settlements. If your case must be tried we are experienced trial lawyers prepared to defend or pursue legal action on your behalf.  We will try your case to a verdict by a judge or jury or, where applicable, before an arbitration panel.

Example of internal business disputes that we handle include the following:

  • Member and shareholder lockouts / takeovers
  • Injunctions and temporary restraining order’s against shareholders and members unlawfully harming the company
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Shareholder derivative lawsuits when the board of directors refuses or fail to act in the interest of the company
  • Shareholder / Member disputes
  • Officer and director liability
  • Breach of Employment Contracts
  • Enforcement of Shareholders Agreements and Operating Agreements
  • Business Trust and Limited Liability Partnership Disputes


 The Maryland business litigation attorneys at Cowie & Mott are experienced at handling complex commercial litigation disputes involving contractual and business relationships among companies as well as defending our clients against external lawsuits from other companies and individuals. Most businesses will face external legal disputes with customers, clients, former employees, government agencies, service providers, vendors and others. In these circumstances, the Maryland business attorneys and Maryland business litigation lawyers at Cowie & Mott can negotiate a resolution on your behalf or, if necessary, aggressively and competently in assert your rights and defenses in litigation.

Examples of business and commercial litigation cases our attorneys handle include:

  • Franchisor/ Franchisee Disputes
  • Complex business transaction disputes
  • Disputed commercial property transactions
  • Breach of commercial leases
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Payment / Performance Disputes with Vendors and costomers
  • Collections and workouts
  • Wrongful termination claims
  • Civil RICO claims
  • Defense of personal injury claims
  • Defense of tort claims
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Commission disputes
  • Exclusive contract disputes


The Maryland commercial litigation attorneys at Cowie & Mott are experienced at resolving complex commercial litigation disputes involving competitors and former employees engaged in unfair trade practices. Many businesses will face external challenges from predatory, unlawful practices from business competitors and former employees. These challenges can result in financial damages and lost business opportunities and require immediate action to prevent further loss. Many of our client have us prepare non-compete agreements with employees and competitors that can be enforced with injunctions and temporary restraining orders. In other instances we defend former employees and their start-up business who face litigation from ex-employers and competitors. Examples of the types of complex unfair trade practice litigation disputes we have pursued and defended include:

  • Restraining orders and injunctions for violation of non-competition agreements
  • Tortious interference with contract
  • Tortious interference with business relationships
  • Unfair competition and antitrust
  • Unfair Trade Practices
  • Licensing disputes
  • Trade secret disputes
  • Business defamation claims
  • Theft and misuse of intellectual property
  • Infringement claims
  • Breach of confidentiality agreements
  • Brach of non-competion employment contracts

Contact Cowie & Mott to speak with a business litigation attorney or commercial litigation lawyer for a free consultation regarding your business or contractual litigation dispute

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyers Bringing and Defending Complex Business Litigation and Commercial Litigation Legal Disputes and Breach of Contract Cases throughout the State of Maryland

Maryland business litigation lawyers and Baltimore business litigation attorneys at Cowie & Mott, P.A. have been representing businesses and corporations of all sizes for more than 28 years in resolving complex commercial litigation and business disputes, breach of contract and business litigation matters. Our Maryland business attorneys and Maryland business lawyers handle business law mediation, negotiation, arbitration and litigation on behalf of clients in state and federal courts in Washington DC, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County, Montgomery County, Carroll County, Prince George’s County, Charles County, Frederick County, Anne Arundel County, and throughout the Eastern Shore. We represent clients in Bel Air, Towson, Westminster, Mount airy, Ocean City, Salisbury, Hagerstown, Hunt Valley, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Upper Marlboro, Laurel, Bowie, Annapolis, Baltimore, Silver Spring and Frederick and other locations throughout the state of Maryland.



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