Commercial litigation is any legal controversy related to business issues, more specifically business conflicts. Such conflicts may involve:
Partnerships — litigation among partnerships and owners.
Contracts — with customers, vendors or employees.
Competition Agreements — restrictive covenants to prevent employees from taking customers to another business or divulging company secrets.
Environment — federal regulations regarding air, water and ground; additionally, land use regulations, building codes, zoning ordinances and restrictions, environmental hazards and public easements.
Issues that are not handled properly can lead to lengthy, expensive proceedings. At Waddell, Cole & Jones, our attorneys represent corporate clients regarding the following matters:
- Contract disputes, including breach of contract
- Real estate problems
- Shareholder rights suits
- Construction issues
- Securities concerns
- Claims dealing with lender liability laws
- Employment issues
- Environmental concerns
- Licensing and regulation issues
- Business torts
Our attorneys are highly skilled in high-stakes commercial litigation, including multi-district litigation and class action lawsuits. We know the costs involved in litigating commercial disputes, so we perform ongoing cost-benefit analyses for our clients. In order to save you the time and expense of a trial, we work to resolve the issues through negotiation, mediation and arbitration.
Through each stage of litigation, we communicate with our clients and explain the issues involved as well as their legal options. If it becomes clear that a dispute cannot be resolve without a trial, we are forceful and effective advocates in the courtroom.