Temporary Restraining Orders & Injunctions

Merkin & Taylor, LLC offers clients several ways to handle a legal emergency. If you believe the other party can do your business harm immediately, or is already doing it, our Maryland and District of Columbia business litigators can help you move for a temporary restraining order. This is an order from the court to the other party, requiring or forbidding certain actions which remain in place for a short period usually about ten days. You can secure a TRO quickly, if that’s necessary to prevent substantial harm, keep evidence from being destroyed or other adverse actions from taking place. Whether or not you have a TRO, you can also request a preliminary injunction or a permanent injunction, which are longer-term versions of the same type of order. The court will hold a full evidentiary hearing before granting this type of order, but the order will be effective for much longer and harder to overturn.

Finally, if you believe another party is considering an unwarranted business lawsuit, our Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland business litigation attorneys can strike first by filing for a declaratory judgment. This is a type of lawsuit seeking a declaration from the court explaining both parties’ rights and obligations. A declaratory judgment can put the control of the dispute in your hands, making it a good tool for businesses that anticipates a conflict but have no reason to sue the other party. We represent clients seeking TROs, preliminary injunctions and permanent injunctions, as well as clients seeking to defend themselves from those orders.

Emergency business and commercial litigation requires fast action and the attorneys at Merkin & Taylor, LLC can step in fast and draft and file motions, and appear in court as soon as the next business day, if needed. Merkin & Taylor, LLC can help you in a variety of disputes throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. If you need fast help with a business emergency or would like to talk more about how we can help, you can contact attorney David C. Merkin at 301-762-9200 or david@merkinlawgroup.com.