Legal sense meets common sense.
At Champagne Law Firm, we focus on resolving business and commercial disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible. While we always aim to resolve disputes without resorting to a lawsuit, there are certain times when a lawsuit is required to enforce or defend the rights of a business or individual. We understand how stressful these situations can be, and give our clients the dedicated time and attention they need to feel confident and comfortable throughout the legal process.
We believe every case requires an effective strategy to achieve a successful resolution. In our practice, we believe in a combination of legal expertise and good, old-fashioned common sense to achieve the best results possible for our clients.
We represent clients in litigation and trial of claims brought on behalf of businesses and individuals in the following areas:
Securities Valuation Trial
Trial on securities valuation claim brought by one of the founding members and former officer of a national, closely-held company.
The plaintiff’s attorney claimed a valuation of plaintiff’s shares of more than $3M, but we successfully established that her shares should be valued at approximately just 20% of that value.
Arbitration on the enforceability of a non-compete clause in a contract between two companies that were previously business partners.
We successfully argued at the arbitration that the non-compete provision was a valid and enforceable restraint of trade and that the company was therefore restricted from competing with our client.
Breach of Contract & Fraud Trial
Jury trial on various claims and counter-claims regarding allegations of breach of contract and fraud between former business partners regarding a multi-million-dollar luxury real estate development
After a 2-week trial, the jury returned a $4.2M verdict in favor of our client.
Defense of ADA Lawsuit
Defense of a municipality in a federal lawsuit brought by an alcohol and drug rehabilitation owner. The owner sued under the Americans With Disabilities Act when the City Council denied the owner a permit to open the facility in a residential neighborhood.
The plaintiff demanded more than $8M in damages plus attorney’s fees. On the eve of trial, the judge granted our motion to strike plaintiff’s expert from testifying based on Daubert v. Merrell Dow leaving the plaintiff with no expert to testify on damages. The plaintiff ultimately accepted a settlement representing the municipality’s cost of defense.
“Marty renews your hope in the existence of good lawyers who DO have your best interest at heart. But he is beyond good, he’s stellar. My wife was being sued by an insurance company after an accidental fire in a rented home. He made us feel so at ease from the very beginning and handled everything so well that we barely knew it was happening at all. He analyzed the situation and developed an innovative solution that took us out of the claim entirely. Amazing. God bless you, Marty!”
“Mr. Champagne has worked on legal issues of mine on more than one occasion. His insight, legal and research skills are quite excellent He puts his clients interest first, striving to provide the best possible outcome for his clients. On each occasion, the outcomes have exceeded our expectations. Tenacious and trustworthy, we highly recommend Martin Champagne for your legal matters.”
No junior assistant here. Marty handled everything personally
Showed up at court on time fully prepared.
We won the case and the matter was settled promptly
I would use Champagne Law Firm again.
I do not often need an attorney but his fees seemed reasonable.
“I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Martin Champagne in 2004 when prior counsel was unable to continue with an ongoing claim. It’s not easy assuming a case mid-stream…but he handled that case, as well as others in the years following, with professionalism and a concerned and caring attitude. He is attentive to details and makes himself personally available to his clients, as he sincerely cares about the outcome of their case. Mr. Champagne’s professionalism is beyond reproach, I highly recommend his firm for any legal issues.”
“Mr. Champagne was very helpful and very attentive in helping to settle our case. He was very quick to respond and really got the ball rolling on the case after years of letting it sit with a previous Lawyer. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking!”