Business owners face many different issues that can lead to legal disputes. A legal dispute can cost any business, not only legal fees and court costs but also lost productivity and impaired goodwill. This is why it is important to consult with a Cleveland commercial litigation lawyer about proactive methods for reducing the chance of legal disputes in your business operations. When litigation is necessary, an attorney can help you devise the best strategy for resolving legal disputes quickly and fairly. Here are some of the most common business disputes our litigators come across:
Business owners execute contracts almost daily. Whether it is a sales contract with a customer, a supply contract with a vendor, or even an employment contract with your own employees, a business can face financial losses and legal liability as the result of a contract dispute. A well-written contract can help proactively address some of these problems before they create disputes.
When disputes do arise, a litigation attorney can help your business determine the best way of resolving the dispute. Contract litigation can drag on for weeks or months. Often, a litigation attorney will also be skilled in negotiating a resolution so that neither party has to endure the expense and inconvenience of litigation.
Employment disputes can arise whether or not you have a formal written agreement with your employees. Employees can also accuse your business of violations of state or federal labor laws regardless of your written agreements. An experienced business lawyer can help prevent such disputes by drafting effective employment agreements and written company policies that help your business prove its compliance with the law. When employment disputes do arise, a commercial litigator will know how to negotiate the claim and when to push for litigation.
Some of the most common commercial litigation involves disputes between owners. This litigation often ends up hurting both owners, as well as the employees and customers of the business. Detailed Articles of Organization can help to clearly establish each owner’s rights and responsibilities in the management of the business, as well as each owner’s rights to equity and share of business debts. It is important to work with an attorney who understands how to negotiate such disputes, as a settlement can save the business from the time, expense, and negative publicity of litigation. When litigation is necessary, a commercial litigation attorney will be able to advise you on the best methods of mitigating the damage to the business while also protecting your ownership rights.
Business owners face many different types of liability every day. Your property, financial, and legal rights can be jeopardized by simple, everyday business operations. This is why it is important to consult with an attorney about both proactive methods of limiting liability and effective commercial litigation strategies. The experienced Cleveland commercial litigation attorneys at Niekamp Weisensell Mutersbaugh & Mastrantonio, LLP have helped many business owners protect their legal interests. Contact us to schedule a consultation.
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