Contracts appear in almost every facet of business operations. Given their frequent and widespread use, it is inevitable that contract disputes will arise from time to time, sometimes requiring litigation to reach an effective resolution. An experienced business attorney can make sure that your rights are protected in court and not waived or lost due to lack of familiarity with statutory timelines or litigation strategies.
Many disputes can be resolved outside of trial, whether in settlement negotiations or through alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation or arbitration. Obtaining a favorable settlement requires representation from an attorney who is not only a skilled negotiator but also an experienced litigator. Since trial is the ultimate method of resolution, representation from a skilled courtroom advocate is essential to having the bargaining power to negotiate a resolution that fairly and adequately represents your interests.
We can help you to resolve any type of contract dispute, such as those involving:
- Clients and Customers – purchases and sales, refunds and exchanges, warranties
- Vendors and Suppliers – output contracts, requirements contracts, leases
- Employees – employment contracts, covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements
- Corporate Governance – partnership disputes, shareholder derivative actions
While most disputes are contract-based, there is also a large class of business torts where litigation may be required to address a wrong committed by a competitor, vendor, or other party. Common business torts include fraud, misrepresentation, copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, or unfair business practices. Regardless of the cause of the dispute, an experienced business attorney is essential to obtaining a swift and favorable resolution.
While most lawsuits settle without going to trial, a small percentage do go all the way to judgment. Of those that do, many are ultimately won or lost on appeal to a higher court. Winning an appeal requires keeping a meticulous record of trial proceedings, and transferring writing and speaking skills from the courtroom to the appellate bench. Our litigation practice includes representation at both the trial and appellate levels.
For Experienced Commercial Litigators
For strong and effective advocacy in commercial litigation, contact The Hawkins Law Firm.