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Contract Disputes, Shareholder / Owner Disputes, and Business Litigation
Here for you when times are tough
The last thing we want for you is to have your business embroiled in litigation. We do everything we can to help you avoid disputes and litigation. However, sometimes you have no choice but to enforce your rights. We are here to help in those tough times when you need to enforce your rights.
Contract Disputes.The most common type of disputes that we handle are contract disputes, which often include the collection of unpaid funds. We assist you in enforcing your contractual rights and moving the other parties toward meeting their obligations. We do our best to avoid litigation, as it is substantially more costly and time-consuming. However, when we need to litigate to enforce your rights, we can certainly do so.
Non-Solicitation, Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Violations. We can help you quickly move to enforce your rights for these types of violations. If you delay, you risk significant damage to your business and harming your legal position in court.
Supplier, Vendor and Customer Disputes. We know that it can cause substantial damage to your business if your suppliers and vendors aren’t delivering for you as promised. Likewise, it can be difficult for businesses to cash flow properly if your customers aren’t paying. That’s where we come in. Let us help, so you can focus on the things that matter most.
Partner, Member, and Shareholder Disputes. It is unfortunately very common for co-owners like partners, members and shareholders to get in disputes about how a business should be running, paying out its owners, and what the owners’ obligations are. Many times, the disputes are made even more complicated because the owners either didn’t have any business contracts like shareholder, membership or partnership agreements, or they had really bad forms that they found on the internet or got from a budget legal services provider. We are here to help you resolve those types of disputes while protecting the business.
If a lawsuit is filed, you should act immediately. If you fail to timely file an answer, you may lose the lawsuit without even getting a chance to participate. For disputes that are not yet in litigation, you should still quickly seek counsel as soon as a dispute emerges or you anticipate the conflict. Engaging an attorney early in the process not only helps you understand your rights and your options but can also help get the matter resolved outside of court, saving thousands in legal fees and significant amounts of time and stress.
Consult an attorney immediately. Failure to timely respond may result in a judgment being taken against you without you having a chance to defend yourself.
First, you should set up a Business Solutions Meeting with us. At the meeting, we will learn more about your situation and give you your solutions / options plan. If you choose to engage us, we almost always try to resolve the matter without the need for litigation. However, if litigation is necessary, we are here to help. We are experienced in litigating collection matters and collecting judgments.
Litigation is a slow process and generally takes what most people consider to be a long time. The time litigation takes can vary greatly depending on the complexity of your case, the number of parties involved, and the court that you are in. At our Business Solutions Meeting, we will learn more about your case and give you a better idea of how long your specific case might take.
Of course you can, unless a restraining order, temporary injunction, or other injunctive or extraordinary relief has been granted against you. We take as much of the burden of litigation off of you as possible so that you can focus on your business while a lawsuit is pending.
No. In fact, most cases do not go to trial. Most cases are resolved before trial through informal settlement talks, mediation, and sometimes arbitration. We will develop a plan of options and solutions to assist you in meeting your litigation goals.
We handle breach of contract, collections, business torts, fraud, misrepresentation, vendor / supplier disputes, ownership disputes, violations of non-solicitation, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfer, deceptive trade practices, as well as other types of business and commercial litigation cases.
You can work with a law firm on your contracts, processes, record keeping, communications, and other important areas of your business to help minimize risk and help avoid litigation.