This law firm has represented shareholders of closely-held corporations who have had disputes resulting from corporate control and share valuation issues. Some cases have involved claims by investors that corporate management has mismanaged business assets or improperly taken away certain corporate business opportunities. Other cases have resulted from claims that asset purchase agreements or share purchase agreements were fraudulently solicited or that funds due for the purchase of a business interest have not been paid.

Regardless of the type of business dispute you face, this law firm is ready, willing and able to assist you.

Common Business Disputes

At the Clayton Law Firm, P.A., our team represents investors, business owners, and others who are embroiled in complicated business disputes involving the following types of legal issues:

  • Breach of oral or written contracts
  • Wrongful taking of business opportunities
  • Violation of trade secrets
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of agreements, such as confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Fraud
  • Complex disputes over partner or shareholder agreements
  • Disputes arising from the purchase of sale of a business or some part of it


Drew Clayton has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a civil court mediator since 2001. As a civil court mediator, Mr. Clayton can help parties to civil disputes and their lawyers resolve cases avoiding the time, expense, and uncertainty of a trial. Mediation has been shown to be a cost effective means of dispute resolution, very often proving to be the best way to resolve complex and costly business and other disputes.


Sometimes, a lawsuit is needed to enforce a party’s rights. When a lawsuit is necessary, this law firm has the experience, capability and willingness to take a case through trial, arbitration, and any appeal that may follow.

Winning Complex Disputes Against Big Players

The Clayton Law Firm, P.A. has been arbitrating and litigating complex investment and business disputes for many years against major companies and their (often large law firm) counsel. If you have an investment or business dispute, this law firm can address your needs and will take all appropriate steps to resolve the dispute in an effective and principled manner.

Mr. Clayton holds an “AV” rating from the peer reviewed Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He has been involved in hundreds of complex disputes throughout his more than 30 years of practicing law, and his cases have been featured in local and national news stories.

Connect with the team at Icard Merrill for a strategic review of what you can do to resolve your business dispute in an efficient, fair, and legally-sound manner. Learn more at or call (941) 366-8100.