Business Litigation & Counseling

Skilled litigators and trusted business advisors.
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Caplan Cobb specializes in the successful resolution of business disputes. This is our core expertise—winning challenging cases by combining exceptional litigation skill with a deep understanding of our client’s business and goals.

A reputation for success.

We have successfully represented businesses, owners, investors, officers, and directors in disputes involving:

Antitrust Matters Business Torts Commercial Real Estate Disputes Contract Disputes
Corporate Governance Employment Disputes Fiduciary Duties Internal Investigations
Officer & Director Litigation Partnership/Joint Venture Disputes Trade Secrets Securities Litigation

Top-tier litigation experience; small-firm service.

Before founding Caplan Cobb, Mike Caplan and James Cobb clerked for federal judges and practiced law at Atlanta’s most prestigious business-litigation firms. Working alongside some of the most prominent lawyers in the Southeast, they successfully prosecuted and defended a wide range of business matters, achieving multi-million-dollar recoveries for plaintiffs and complete defense verdicts for defendants. They founded Caplan Cobb to offer the same first-rate legal services, but with the personal attention, responsiveness, and flexibility of a small firm.

We offer business-minded creativity and fee structures.

Our goal in every dispute is to obtain the best outcome quickly, efficiently, and with minimal disruption to your business. We learn our client’s business objectives and tailor our litigation strategy to those objectives. Because we gain a deep understanding of your business, we will find opportunities for value that others may miss.

We also price our legal services competitively. We offer flexible fee arrangements designed to maximize value and predictability for our clients. We prefer to align our incentives with yours, by sharing risks and rewards.

Trusted advisors.

We are more than just business litigators—we are trusted business advisors and counselors. We are often retained to give advice concerning ongoing business and legal matters—matters like corporate governance, corporation formation, contract review and negotiation, employment-related advice, and risk management.

We approach these matters the same way we approach business litigation. We will listen to you and learn your business, your needs, and your goals. We will be direct with you and give you candid, straightforward advice. Our goal is to earn your trust so that we can add value to your business.

Testimonials

  • “Approaches the law like an old war horse.”

    Co-counsel in Federal Constitutional Case and Former Director of the ACLU
  • "Extremely comfortable in the courtroom."

    Co-counsel in High-Profile Class Dispute
  • “I get briefed all day by people around the world, [Brandon’s briefing] was a model—among the clearest, most thoughtful, and most informative I’ve ever gotten.”

    Director of International Strategy for a Fortune Global 500 Company
  • "Highest quality of written and oral advocacy.  Smart, thorough, and effective in the courtroom."

    Co-counsel in a Complex Appeal
  • “Very highest standards of excellence, professionalism and public service.”

    Co-counsel and Founding Partner of a Major Atlanta Law Firm
  • "Meticulous and incredibly thorough."

    Professor of Constitutional Law at a Georgia Law School
  • "Fantastic lawyer.  Legal ability and professionalism are off the charts."

    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • "An outstanding trial attorney and advocate."

    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • “Wise counselors in disputes, and effective, successful litigators.”

    Client and Founding Partner of an Atlanta Accounting Firm
  • "Took the lead on a complex appeal before the Georgia Supreme Court. . . . Professional, energetic, and effective in his presentation, and his writing and oral argument skills were outstanding."

    Co-counsel in a Complex Appeal and a Partner of a Major National Law Firm
  • "Really amazing legal work."

    Co-counsel in an Antitrust Enforcement Suit and Partner of a Major Atlanta Law Firm
  • “Poised, relaxed, responsive, and articulate.”

    Co-counsel in a Complex Appeal
  • "Ethical, honest, and strong attorneys."

    Client and Founding Partner of an Atlanta Accounting Firm
  • “Quick and creative . . . work is of the highest quality . . . painstaking excellence.”

    Southern Center for Human Rights
  • "An excellent lawyer who provides his clients with representation on the highest level."

    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • "First-rate analysis, writing, and advocacy skills."

    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • "An absolutely top-notch lawyer."

    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • “James is one of the best lawyers I’ve ever tried a case with.  He’s meticulous, very smart, has excellent judgment, and is unflappable in even the most difficult circumstances.”

    Co-counsel in a Securities Action and a Partner of a Major Law Firm
  • “Articulate and intelligent and maintained [his] poise through intense questioning.”

    Co-counsel in Appeal of a Significant Financial Dispute
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