Unfair Competition, Trade Secret, Business Tort and Competitive Tort Claims have been significant practice areas since the creation of the Special Financial Services Law Group. Mr. O'Dea has spoken on competitive torts to Bar Association, Trade Association, and other business groups. He has tried trade secret, unfair competition, unjust enrichment and other competitive tort cases in courts throughout the United States.
For small businesses, The SFS Law Group has developed a focus in the special litigation risks involved in disputes among members of Limited Liability Companies and and close corporations. The overlay of fiduciary duty claims, special corporate governance doctrines and shareholders agreements require sophisticated and experienced counsel in dealing with internal conflict. The growth of business governance litigation among privately held companies has become quite significant.
The conflict amount LLC interest holders is now a leading source of new litigation and dispute resolution challenges. The flexibility in organizational structure has generated many new disputes over underlying ownership and management rights that continue to require legal attention.
The risk of litigation from competitors has also grown as company's seek to enforce non-competition agreements and protect trade secrets. The SFS Law Group issues Occasional Papers to its clients to deal with areas of special concern.