Commercial Litigation Lawyer San Antonio
Are You Having a Dispute with a Business?
The term commercial litigation matters generally refers to any case that comes out of a business issue, and can manifest itself in a lot of different forms. You may be having a breach of contract problem with a company, having a dispute with a business partner, or needing to enforce a non-compete agreement with a former employee.
Regardless of the type of business litigation issue you are facing, you need the right lawyer to help you through your case, someone you can work with over the months or years it may take your case to be resolved. An attorney who will keep you informed about developments in your case; a litigation lawyer who will know how and when to settle your case, and when it will be necessary to bring your lawsuit to trial to get you the result you deserve.
The Attorneys of Ford & Laurel, handle a large variety of Commercial – Business Litigation cases, including the following:
- Contract Disputes, Including Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) matters;
- Interference with Contracts and Other Business Torts;
- Disputes between Shareholders or Partners;
- Disputes Relating to Corporate Management;
- Non-competition and Non-disclosure Agreements;
- Employment Disputes;
- Consumer Fraud Issues;
- Violations of the Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act;
- Landlord Representation;
- Broker and Other Real Estate Litigation; and
- Most other litigation matters.
Commercial Litigation in Texas – Four Questions to Answer First
As much as we all want to solve our differences in an amicable manner, there are times in a business relationship when this approach just doesn’t work. For example, if you’re in the middle of a business dispute and have exhausted your options for a friendly resolution then it may be time to consider business litigation. However, before you choose to pursue a commercial lawsuit there are four questions you need to answer.
Are You Comfortable with Disclosing Confidential Information?
Before deciding to proceed with a business lawsuit, you need to be aware that you may have to disclose confidential information. Alternatively, you could also be required to disclose certain proprietary information – such as business plans or other sensitive pieces of information that will become exposed to the public should your case go to trial.
This is why it’s a good idea to prepare a commercial lawsuit checklist. Here are some of the items you may want to include in your checklist:
- Have You Done Your Research?
- Do You Have Documented Evidence?
- Can You Find Witnesses to Testify on Your Behalf?
- Do You Have Access to Reserve Funds?
- Assuming that You Win, Is the Defendant Solvent Enough to Pay a Judgment?
What Type of Business Dispute Do You Have?
The number of reasons that businesses sue one another is too long to count. However, often business litigation falls into one of the following classifications:
- Employment Dispute
- Contract Dispute
- Commercial Collection Issue
- Construction Dispute
- Royalty Disagreement
Is Commercial Arbitration or Mediation an Option?
Just as there are pros and cons to business lawsuits, there are also reasons for and against pursuing alternative dispute resolution. For instance, the biggest reason to consider handling your business disagreement through mediation is that you can avoid the costs and negative publicity that usually come with a business lawsuit. However, if you and the other party are not able to resolve your conflict, you may still find yourself going to court.
Whether or not it makes sense for you to pursue business arbitration or mediation will depend upon a number of factors specific to your particular case. If you’re thinking about pursuing an alternative form of dispute resolution an attorney can help you weigh your options.
Contact a Texas Commercial Litigation Attorney
Do you have a business disagreement in San Antonio or Laredo? The Law Offices of Ford and Laurel bring 34 years of combined experience and legal acumen to bear for clients seeking closure for their business disputes. Call the Texas Business Litigation Attorney at Ford and Laurel today at 210-820-3434.
Time is sensitive in commercial litigation cases, call us today for a Free confidential consultation about your case.
To find out how much you can expect to receive if you succeed in your claim, contact the commercial litigation attorneys at Ford & Laurel. Arrange for a free case evaluation with Sandra D. Laurel today!