Commercial Disputes Attorney Referral Service
What are the grounds for commercial disputes?
Commercial disputes typically involve a business and another business or individual. The realm of commercial disputes is quite large, and it covers many types of claims. These can be simple or very complex, depending on what is involved. The claims can also stretch across various areas of law, including:
- Labor law
- Employment Law
- Contract law
- Personal injury
- Workers’ compensation
- Intellectual property law
- Criminal law
- Products liability
- Premises liability
- Professional malpractice
- International disputes
- Corporate law
The above list is non-exhaustive. Under each of those categories is a variety of different disputes that can arise when a business is engaged in activity with another business or individual.
Some of the specific claims include:
- Contract disputes
- Breach of directors’ duties
- Shareholder and partnership disputes
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Defective products
- Trust and pension issues
- Civil fraud claims
- Insurance disputes
- Construction disputes
Again, the above list is non-exhaustive.
Commercial disputes can be resolved through dispute resolution or through litigation. Oftentimes, litigation is costly and time-consuming, so one may want to engage in a less time-consuming way of resolving the problem. This way will also usually save both parties money.
However, it is not always possible for a commercial dispute to be resolved outside of the courtroom. When this happens, it will be necessary to file a lawsuit and go to trial in front of a judge or jury.
Why would I need a commercial dispute attorney?
Commercial dispute attorneys are skilled in both litigation and dispute resolution – skills that come in handy when there is an issue between a business and another business or individual. An attorney that is well-versed in commercial law will be able to evaluate a claim and determine the best possible way of resolving that claim.
Additionally, a commercial dispute attorney will be knowledgeable about the area of law under which your claim lies.
As stated, commercial disputes vary, and they involve many different areas of the law. It would be impossible for a layperson to teach him or herself these areas of the law – and be able to adequately represent him or herself – in the limited time there is to file paperwork for litigation or to prepare for a dispute resolution.
A commercial dispute attorney will have the experience of handling previous commercial dispute cases, and he or she will know the law and be able to quickly identify the merits of your claim or any defenses you may have in a claim against you or your business.
Furthermore, commercial disputes can be resolved out of court – either through settlement negotiations or through dispute resolution.
A lawyer who has been handling commercial disputes for a long time will have the skills to successfully negotiate a settlement with a stubborn opposing party. If the lawyer is skilled in dispute resolution, he or she will be able to successfully handle a resolution meeting and be able to persuade the opposing party to come to a mutually agreeable solution to the problem.
If the commercial dispute must be litigated, a lawyer that has worked in the commercial dispute realm will known the ins and outs of litigation procedures for disputes involving businesses. A commercial litigation attorney will also know the best way to present a case to a judge or jury.
Litigation and trial experience is imperative in these cases, especially if they are not to be settled out of court.
Hiring a commercial dispute attorney can mean the difference between winning and losing your case. This is not something you should try to handle by yourself, especially when the areas of law involved are so complex.
Consulting with a commercial dispute lawyer will help you make the right decisions for you and your business while ensuring that you will have the best possible outcome for your dispute.