Work With A Top-Rated Michigan Corporate And Business Litigation Attorney
Commercial disputes often involve complex business transactions, contracts, and more often than not, numerous parties. These disputes are some of the most difficult cases to litigate due to the voluminous number of exhibits and documents that must be collected, sifted through, summarized and presented to the court. At Rutgers Law, I can help you make sense of these complexities.
An Attorney Who Understands Uniform Commercial Code
Apart from the complexity of the facts, prevailing contractual law and remedies, especially under the uniform commercial code, are often misunderstood and misapplied. Businesses not appropriately advised by a competent breach of contract litigation lawyer can overestimate the net value of their case or inadvertently expose their company to unnecessary liability. Certain situations may require a nonbreaching party to take action to mitigate damages. In other instances, breaching parties can take a number of steps to mitigate potential liability by offering viable alternatives to its performance under a contract.
When To Involve A Legal Professional
If your business has a potential dispute, it is never too early to involve a business litigation law firm to provide competent legal advice and representation. Involving a business litigation attorney from the outset of a dispute often leads to a quicker, (and believe it or not) cheaper resolution. This is because most cases settle either before a lawsuit is filed or early in the litigation process.
Four Things To Consider Before Pursuing Litigation
As an attorney with nearly 30 years of experience with Michigan business law, I have accumulated some wisdom. Here are some general things to bear in mind as you consider your next steps:
- Generally, most lawsuits are set on a one-year case schedule. Thus, in most cases, a litigant will not get their day in court until at least one year after filing a lawsuit.
- The twelve months preceding trial are filled with a series of written motions, usually asking the court for some type of judgment prior to trial, as well as requesting and exchanging information and documents during the discovery process. This is the reason litigating any case can ultimately cost tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees.
- In a commercial litigation context, the cost of litigation often provides an incentive for both parties to engage in early settlement negotiations or mediation.
- Cases with a significant amount of money at issue are more likely to proceed to trial since the reward may be vastly greater than the legal costs.
Once retained, I will begin working with you immediately to resolve your legal issue. Part of this work is determining the right mechanism or process for you. Depending on your legal issue, a wide range of resolution options may be available spanning from agreement (where you are fully engaged in a decision) to an outcome determined by a third-party (private arbitrator or court). As your attorney, I will work with you to select the best course of action and support you throughout every step of the process.
Help With A Broad Range Of Contract Issues
I can assist in many business law matters and contract disputes including:
- Business vs business disputes
- Commercial arbitrations and mediations
- Construction and renovation contracts
- Employment contractual disputes
- Real estate contracts and commercial lease disputes
- Business ownership and partnership disputes
If your dispute arises from a contract, the parties must have had a meeting of the minds as to what promises have been made, the amount that will be paid for services or products and what went wrong with the deal they made. Sometimes the dispute centers on the quality of the product delivered, or the failure to pay on the contract. There are many ways in which business disputes arise, but if one side feels that they have been cheated, contacting a lawyer will probably result in resolution faster than trying to work out the dispute without the assistance of counsel.
Connect With Me In An Initial Consultation
The best way to resolve your issue to ensure that you accurately understand the scope of the matter and the options available to you. I can help. Call 616-577-9770 and arrange a consultation. We can proceed from there. You can also initiate contact via my website contact form. I serve business law clients in Grand Rapids and throughout the surrounding communities.