Business Litigation

Aeton Law Partners


A substantial amount of the litigation practice at Aeton involves business litigation. We have years of experience bringing and defending claims involving business torts. Essentially, business torts involve claims of wrongdoing by and between businesses. Our cases range from trade libel or defamation of a small business to multimillion-dollar claims involving unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, and trademark infringement. Our business litigators represent individuals and businesses in disputes in Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as throughout the country on a select basis. We work with our clients to match them with the right litigation and trial team at Aeton by considering the scope of the dispute, the client’s preferences, and the expected litigation budget.

When an individual or business needs to hire an attorney to either defend or bring a business-related lawsuit, finding the right fit between client and attorney is very important. Our lead business litigator, N. Kane Bennett, has been the author of the Connecticut Business Litigation Blog for several years. The blog covers a vast range of issues that Connecticut businesses face, including dissolution, partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, employment, non-competes, theft of trade secrets, and confidential information. He was named a Super Lawyer in Connecticut for Business Litigation from 2014-2018. He further co-authored the Connecticut Law Tribune’s publication of discovery forms that are used in civil business tort lawsuits.

In many cases, a business solution or settlement of a dispute often makes sense for both sides. Litigation can be costly, and sometimes a complete distraction for both sides of a dispute. Finding a business solution to a legal problem typically involves creative, out-of-the-box thinking with a focus on “deal-making” that makes sense for business purposes. Many business disputes settle simply because a settlement is the best business solution.

However, there also are many times when “deal making” is just not possible or practical for the situation. Too often, the practical approach is met with hostility with emotions running high and relationships broken. These circumstances usually require aggressive and zealous representation with a lawsuit or arbitration. Early and aggressive lawsuits can include seeking an attachment of assets or an injunction at the outset of a case. In other cases, full bore litigation with all discovery tools utilized is necessary to bring a case to resolution.

Business litigation claims often involve an intersection of many different disciplines. Disputes may require the attorney to gain an understanding of the underlying business concerns and not merely the legal aspects. Typically, experts are also utilized for fact-finding and case building, including forensic accountants, computer and data experts, and damages experts. Attorney Bennett has worked with numerous experts to assist his clients in resolving disputes and recovering damages.

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What is Business Litigation?
What is Business Litigation?
Do You Try Cases?
Do You Try Cases?
What Types of Cases?
What Types of Cases?
Reasons for Disputes
Reasons for Disputes
Why Hire Aeton Law?
Why Hire Aeton Law?

Aeton Law handles many different types of business lawsuits. Here are some of the cases we handle:

At Aeton Law Partners LLP, we offer businesses transactional and litigation representation from lawyers with decades of combined legal experience. Our clients often ask us to identify risks and protect their interests in various aspects of business law. We combine our knowledge of drafting legal documents with our experience in handling lawsuits where similar questions or issues may have arisen to provide advice to our business clients. Having knowledge of both the transaction and litigation areas of the law is important to help clients mitigate business risks.

Conveniently located between Hartford and New Haven, we have taken a modern approach to the practice of law. Our lean law approach takes full advantage of leading technology to reduce expenses while maintaining our highest priority goal of delivering exceptional legal representation. We strive to provide the best legal services at a cost-effective price with flexibility in the pricing models we offer for our transactional and litigation services. This flexibility allows our clients to retain legal services and counsel while planning their own budgets and outlooks.


Connecticut companies of all sizes face complications in the form of commercial disputes. These disagreements among businesses can quickly become complex, time consuming, and require significant financial resources to resolve.

Our firm takes a proactive approach to resolving commercial disputes, relying on our extensive experience and cost-effective approach to protect the financial and legal interests of our clients. We also advise and represent clients on matters that have already begun, and we work to find the most beneficial and cost-effective solutions for our clients. We handle a wide variety of business litigation matters, including cases involving the following:

  • Vendor/customer disputes
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Partnership dissolution and breakups
  • Minority shareholder rights
  • Breach of fiduciary duty and duty of loyalty
  • Theft of trade secrets and confidential information
  • Breach of contract lawsuits
  • Misrepresentation and fraud
  • Derivative shareholder lawsuits
  • The Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act
  • Directors and officers liability


To learn more about how you can benefit from our sophisticated, efficient, and cost-effective representation, contact us for a consultation with our Hartford business attorneys.


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