In the fast-paced business world, there are constant opportunities for difficulties to crop up. Ideally, these difficulties would be taken care of by simple workplace conversation, but sometimes, this simply isn’t possible. Whether an issue pertains to a contract, a payment, an insurance claim, employment law, banking practices, or even fraud, litigation is sometimes the appropriate and necessary course of action to reach a final resolution between clashing parties.

At Berkowitz Klein, we have over 25 years of experience serving the business community of West Chester, Pennsylvania. We have a thorough, practical understanding of not only commercial law and litigation, but of West Chester, its companies, and its people. For decades, our West Chester, PA commercial litigation attorneys have been handling cases for a wide spectrum of industries and organizations. Our attorneys always strive to balance compassion for our clients with an aggressive approach to litigation. Our continuing goal at Berkowitz Klein is to reach favorable courtroom outcomes, and to meet all of the legal and financial needs of the businesses we serve.


Some of the most common commercial litigation needs our attorneys serve include matters involving:

Breach of Contract

Breach of contract occurs when one business party fails to abide by the rules and regulations provided by a contract, to the detriment of the other party or parties. To prove breach of contract, there are three conditions: a contract must exist, the breach therein must be demonstrable, or “material,” and the breach must have resulted in damages. While a loss may feel very obvious from your company’s perspective, proving material breach is not always so straightforward. There are no hard definitions of what constitutes material breach, so presenting a strong case before the judge is critical to success.

Business Debt Collection

When a business renders a product or service, but is not paid in the full and timely manner, it can result in catastrophic damage to workflow, efficiency, and profitability. If your business is suffering from the inability to collect on a business debt, the commercial litigation attorneys at Berkowitz Klein can take over and aggressively pursue the delinquent payments you have a right to.

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Business Dissolution

Much like the dissolution of a marriage, the dissolution of a business can be amicable — or far from it. Resistance from one party can drag the process down into legal limbo where no one is satisfied or willing to move forward. Even when business dissolution is amicable, issues like divison of corporate assets or liability assessment can still be confusing and complicated. Retaining an attorney with experience handling business dissolution can give you the peace of mind that as your business is being laid to rest, all of the legal t’s and i’s have been crossed and dotted.

Partnership Disputes

Partnership disputes can arise for a wide variety of reasons. Perhaps one partner has a wildly different set of business goals than the other partner; perhaps one partner feels the other is failing to contribute to the health of the business; perhaps clashing personalities are interfering with professional objectives. Whatever the cause of your partnership dispute, Berkowitz Klein can help settle the issue.


In addition to the more common areas of commercial litigation described above, our attorneys also work with clients dealing with matters including but not limited to:

  • Employment Law
  • Fraud
  • Asset Recovery
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • False Advertising
  • Employment Law
  • Employee Dishonesty

West Chester, PA Court Location

If your business has been served a notice in West Chester, PA, report to:

Chester County Courthouse
201 W. Market Street 
West Chester, PA 19380-0989

If your West Chester business is considering commercial litigation, don’t delay. Call Berkowitz Klein at (610) 889-3200 (ext. 1), or contact us online to schedule a legal consultation.