Commercial laws were developed to protect involved parties in their business ventures and commercial litigation attorneys specialize in tall laws regarding this area. Whether you’re just forming your corporation, facing disputes, or want to ensure you’re fully taking advantage of the benefits allowed under these statutes, having an experienced attorney is crucial.
Ideally, the role of the litigation attorney will be one of an advisor, counselor, and defender should you go to court. Getting a business started is difficult enough without having to worry about legalities. By partnering with an attorney, you’ll be able to focus on your area of expertise and let your business lawyer guide you through your incorporation or partnership.
How a Commercial Litigation Attorney Can Help Your Business
The role of a commercial litigation attorney is primarily to protect the interests of the business he or she represents. No matter the issue at hand, your attorney will provide timely legal counsel that is skewed towards shielding the business from financial, as well as reputational damage. With this in mind, our legal department aims to resolve matters out of court, when possible.
Areas of litigation include:
- Contract issues
- Commercial lease disputes
- Forming a partnership
- Incorporating an LLC
- Forming an LLP
- Shareholder disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Breach of contract
- Banking and financial transaction litigation
- Insurance disputes
- Collection and creditor’s rights actions
Depending on your situation and wishes, a litigation attorney will conduct an initial case assessment to determine the best course of action. Whether you are the plaintiff or defendant, the lawyer will investigate to find out if going to trial will be more beneficial than private settlement. In many scenarios, a court case is not only expensive and time-consuming but can also have a lasting adverse effect on the image of the business.
If the case ends up in court, it is important to have an experienced business attorney on your side representing your interest. That involves drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, pre-trial preparations, and presenting your case during trial. In case the judgment goes against your business, the litigation lawyer may initiate an appeal process in efforts to get a better outcome or overturned judgment.
In instances where trial can be avoided, your attorney might suggest an out-of-court settlement to save time, money, and the business’ image. In that case, the commercial litigation attorney will negotiate with opposing parties and represent your business in mediations that are organized by the judge, as well as review settlement agreements and contracts.
No matter how you look at it, the litigation process is a legal one that can benefit from the services of a professional and experienced attorney. This applies both in the courtroom, or by working to avoid costly, time consuming disputes from the get go.
Versant’s Commercial Litigation Services
Versant’s commercial litigation lawyers provide a wealth of legal expertise to our clients in a wide range of industries. We represent clients from small to medium size companies, to individuals and small closely-held family businesses in a wide gamut of commercial litigation matters, including multi-party contractual disputes, employment issues, officer and director liability, and partnership and intra-corporate disputes.
Regardless of the issue, you can trust Versant Law to offer the most comprehensive legal services as we work to protect your rights and interest in legal disputes.