A portion of our litigation practice consists of handling of sophisticated business disputes. We represent clients in litigation involving public and closely held corporations, partnerships and corporate officers, directors and shareholders. Those disputes include counseling, pre-litigation settlement and trial of all varieties of commercial issues such as breach of contract, breach of warranty, business dissolutions, shareholder appraisal rights, bankruptcy-related disputes and a variety of business torts. Some examples include tortious interference with a contract or business, negligent misrepresentation, fraud in the inducement of a contract, and breach of fiduciary duty. We pursue and defend commercial litigation cases as traditional as the sale of goods under the uniform commercial code and as complex as the theft of internet passwords and domain names.
Litigation refers to a case that is resolved through the use of the court process, rather than any of the out of court processes. However, Litigation does not always end in trial. Many parties are able to resolve their cases without the need for a trial, with the assistance of attorneys who act as dispute resolution consultants or settlement counsel, and who can work cooperatively even in a litigated case to reach settlement by agreement.
Finding attorneys who are not just litigators, but who are experienced in settlement techniques that can be applied in a litigated case, can be helpful in quickly and cost effectively resolving your case without the need for trial.
Commercial litigation is the same as litigation but involves legal disputes between businesses and/or individual people in matters pertaining to areas such as: