Litigation is not a desirable situation for any business. It seems even the smallest of matters can snowball into expensive and nasty battles. Litigation can misdirect your attention from business goals and siphon dollars directly away from your bottom line. In today’s business world, however, litigation is sometimes unavoidable, and you need an experienced litigation team on your side.
We advise clients on the regulatory and legal risks of their business methods and operations and counsel them about the impact of proposed future regulations. We identify business practices that may give rise to future lawsuits or regulatory actions and counsel clients on how to eliminate or minimize that risk and how to best position themselves to defend against such claims should they arise. We have the skills to argue your case in the courtroom or resolve it at the bargaining table, but our goal is to keep you out of court by helping you identify and proactively respond to potential problems before they become lawsuits or regulatory actions.
Recognized nationally by our clients, we act as a first-class legal resource in helping resolve disputes against your business and avoiding or discouraging future claims, letting you get back to business as quickly as possible. Whether your business is a closely held entity or an international conglomerate, each client and each matter is highly valued, treated with respect and handled in a manner to preserve your business image and advance your business goals.
In addition to our experience as national trial lawyers, we have extensive commercial litigation experience on both the plaintiff and defendant side. We also have industry-specific experience that will allow us to apply our substantial case management and trial skills to an industry with which we have a working familiarity. Our experience in commercial litigation includes work with companies in a wide variety of industries representing the corporations involved with contract disputes and collections from business partners including suppliers, franchisees, dealers, distributors, and lease holders.
Our work includes litigation as plaintiff counsel to obtain judgment, then transitions to full utilization of the tools available to a judgment creditor to obtain remedy from debtors and guarantors – including seizing of records, accounts, claim and delivery, and general replevin. This often includes the complexity of lawfully repossessing, storing and maintaining unusual collateral such as construction equipment, jet aircraft and boats. Additionally, our commercial litigation work with financial institutions and creditors also includes issues related to lender liability, loan foreclosure and workout, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, misrepresentation, consumer protection action claims, intentional interference with contract and other business torts. We have also defended directors and officers of Savings and Loans on D&O and E&O claims.
In the more delicate actions, where our clients desire to maintain an ongoing relationship with their business partners, or do not wish to force debtors into bankruptcy, we use confession of judgments and secured payment plans to help creditors avoid the costs of litigation and help lenders obtain judgment with minimal expenditure or resources.
Finally, we have substantial experience working as the liaisons to business line stakeholders within corporations, enabling them to make informed decisions about the litigation options that help them achieve business objectives.