Forceful advocacy. Creative solutions.

When a crisis erupts, you need a law firm bent on delivering the best possible result. Maxwell Goss Law brings forceful advocacy and creative solutions to lawsuits and disputes of all kinds, with a particular focus on trade secrets, intellectual property, and shareholder litigation. Businesses and individuals trust us with matters large and small and everything in between.

Based in metro Detroit, Maxwell Goss Law represents clients throughout Michigan and nationwide. We handle federal and state litigation and provide strategic advice on business, intellectual property, and technology law. The firm was founded to provide sophisticated counsel, personal attention, and smart strategies tailored to your specific objectives and circumstances.

Half-measures and cookie-cutter solutions won’t cut it. Some cases get resolved quickly. Some cases go the distance. Either way, clients gain from the energy and grit we always bring to the table. And these qualities provide an advantage not only in the courtroom but in negotiations and transactions. Whatever your objective, Maxwell Goss Law can help you achieve it.

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“I see the practice of law as one of the most exciting vocations a person can pursue. It unites the intellectual, the moral, the strategic, and the personal, all in the relentless pursuit of justice.”

-Lead Attorney Maxwell Goss

What We Do

First and foremost, we are a litigation and trial firm. We handle business cases, with particular experience in complex matters involving technology and confidential business information. We handle intellectual property cases, with particular experience in patent, trademark, and trade secret cases. And we handle select civil and personal injury cases.

In addition to our litigation practice, our law firm counsels Michigan businesses and professionals (and those from out of state seeking to do business in Michigan) regarding business and intellectual property law matters.

 

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Why Choose Us

Maxwell Goss Law represents businesses and professionals in federal and state court litigation and arbitration. The firm also provides strategic advice and counsel in business and intellectual property law. Lead attorney Maxwell Goss’s combination of experience in business, intellectual property, and technology law adds substantial value to every representation.

Our firm advocates for businesses of all sizes and types, from new ventures to established corporations. We have represented clients in industries including healthcare, medical technology, software development, financial services, construction, food and beverage, hospitality, manufacturing, insurance, e-commerce, retail, entertainment, and more.

Our firm advocates for business owners, shareholders, and professionals in disputes of all kinds. We have represented entrepreneurs, inventors, doctors, lawyers, engineers, creatives, sales professionals, and ordinary individuals who have landed in challenging situations.

Maxwell Goss Law is located in Birmingham, Michigan, serves clients in metro Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan, and appears in courts across the country. Contact Maxwell Goss Law for a strategy session to see how the firm can help with your legal matter.

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MEET LEAD ATTORNEY

Maxwell Goss

FOUNDER OF MAXWELL GOSS LAW

Maxwell Goss represents plaintiffs and defendants in all stages of federal and state court litigation and provides strategic advice on intellectual property and business law matters. Max has represented clients in cases throughout the country. Experienced in a broad range of matters, his practices focuses chiefly on trade secret, intellectual property, and shareholder litigation..

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Our Approach to Litigation

Our firm brings sophisticated counsel, personal attention, and smart strategies to every case, every client, every time.
  • Sophisticated counsel for every client. We have deep experience and a facility for quickly mastering bodies of complex information. This gives our clients an edge in cases – whether business, IP, or civil – involving complex fact issues and novel questions of law.

  • Focused personal attention. We do not run a volume practice. We do not rely on a sea of nameless associates and paralegals. We get to know you. Our firm answers your questions, addresses your concerns, and keeps cases moving to advance your interests.

  • Smart strategies tailored to you. Some law firms treat litigation like a game of foosball. We prefer to see it as a game of chess. Whether you’re a business or an individual, we craft and execute a strategic plan with your specific needs and objectives in mind.

Hear What Our Clients Are Saying

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    "Working with Max is like working with in-house counsel who knows the business and its strategies. That is more than I could have hoped for. I highly recommend him."

    – Civil Litigation Client

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    "Very pleased with how our case was handled. Max is very professional, direct and aggressive when he has to be. Highly recommend Mr. Goss!"

    – Civil Litigation Client

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    "It was a joy to work with such a straightforward, friendly and top notch professional attorney. We would certainly work with Mr. Goss again if the need arose."

    – Intellectual Property Client

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    "I highly recommend Maxwell Goss Law to assist you in your business legal matters due to his knowledge, experience, and value driven approach."

    – Business Dispute Resolution Client

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    "Max Goss is a thorough, kind and strong advocate for truth. His willingness to be available throughout the case provided peace and comfort in a sea of unknowns."

    – Civil Litigation Client

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    "He put all his effort into the case...made me feel comfortable...did his due diligence and we won!!  He is extremely loyal, great work ethic, and completely trustworthy."

    – Business Litigation Client

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    "I have worked with attorneys for over 30 years, Max delivers big firm results without the excessive billing that is sadly, an accepted norm these days."

    – Business Dispute Resolution Client

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    "Trust is hard to come by these days and I guarantee within minutes you will be at ease and feel comfortable discussing your issues. He can be trusted to have anyone’s best interest at hand."

    – Business Litigation Client

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    "Go with Max because we’ve worked with him and he delivered the exact solution we needed. It was great working with Max on our Business documents."

    – Business Counseling Client

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    "He was instrumental in developing a winning strategy. As outside general counsel to our client, I was very pleased to have Max on the team and would absolutely work with Max again."

    – Business Litigation Attorney

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    “He assists me not only from a strictly legal perspective, but also in making sure that my overall business is successful.”

    – Business Counseling Client.

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Frequently Ask Questions

You need the facts at your fingertips. These are some of the questions we hear most often. While the answers are general and may not apply to your specific situation, they can provide a starting point as you make a decision about hiring a lawyer. Check back for regular updates.

Some key phases in the litigation process include:

  • Investigation – We thoroughly investigate the facts of your case to identify the legal issues involved and evaluate liability and damages.
  • Pleadings – We craft initial pleadings to submit to the court that set forth your claims or defenses in a clear, persuasive manner.
  • Discovery – We obtain documents and take depositions of knowledgeable witnesses to assemble the evidence that will help your case.
  • Motion Practice –  We write powerful legal briefs and argue forcefully in court to win the fights that matter throughout the litigation.
  • Settlement Negotiations – At all appropriate junctures, we negotiate strategically to achieve a favorable resolution as early as possible.
  • Trial – When a case goes to trial, we present evidence and hammer home case themes in a manner designed to win over the jury or judge.

Litigation can be daunting, whether it’s a modest contract dispute or a complex, bet-the-company lawsuit. At Maxwell Goss Law, we streamline the process and keep our clients fully informed while diligently advancing their interests.

Not every dispute needs to be resolved in court. Here are some other options:

  • The parties, usually with the assistance of attorneys, can negotiate a private settlement agreement without any papers being filed in court.
  • The parties can go to mediation, in which a neutral mediator works with the parties to try to facilitate a voluntary resolution of the dispute.
  • In some cases, such as where a contract calls for it, the dispute can be taken to binding arbitration, in which a private arbitrator, vested with most of the powers of a court of law, hears and decides the case on a confidential basis.

These forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) each have their pros and cons. When chosen judiciously and handled properly, they can provide an efficient means of resolving a dispute. At Maxwell Goss Law, we consider all alternatives and recommend options for securing justice on your behalf in a sensible, cost-effective manner.

Swift, decisive action is needed when your IP is at risk – whether it’s a trade secret, patented invention, distinctive trademark, or copyrighted content.

Sometimes the place to start is with a cease-and-desist letter. A strongly worded letter from a reputable attorney can get the infringer’s attention and may lead to a prompt resolution.  If that does not produce results – or if the matter is so urgent it needs to get in front of a judge immediately – the IP owner can file suit and seek an injunction.

Where the IP owner has evidence of infringement and can show an imminent threat of irreparable harm to its business, the court may order an immediate halt to the offending conduct. If your IP has been infringed or misappropriated, Maxwell Goss Law can assess the situation and act quickly to protect your assets.

In a typical corporation or limited liability company, a shareholder or member is entitled to the following:

  • Dividends or distributions of profits
  • Access to the company’s books and records
  • Voting at shareholder or member meetings
  • Election of directors or managers
  • Fair treatment in all matters

Majority owners can get into trouble when they start treating the company or its assets as their own personal property and ride roughshod over the interests of the others. Maxwell Goss Law can help you understand your rights and execute an action plan for getting the value and benefits you have earned.

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