Business Litigation encompasses any dispute that a business owner may face including enforcing and terminating contracts, employee termination and discrimination matters, leasing issues, defending property interests, and enforcing the rights of owners against other owners in directing the course of a business or terminating a business. Our business litigation clients are particularly well served by the interaction of our litigators with our business planning attorneys. By leveraging the talents of our attorneys in both departments, we develop a thorough understanding of the underlying substantive issues in a dispute. We couple this understanding with our years of experience to develop winning strategies for our clients.
When representing a business client, we strive to think like business owners. This philosophy permeates our recommendations. We recognize that immediacy and cost are central factors in deciding how to proceed. We practice “preventive lawyering” by urging clients to meet with us before making key business decisions such as creating a standard form contracts, entering into a lease, or hiring a key employee. By highlighting ambiguous language, identifying possible future areas of disagreement, and assisting the business client in thinking through the consequences of a decision, litigation may be avoided altogether.