Business Litigation

Aggressively Representing Your Business Throughout the Litigation Process

Any seasoned business owner will tell you, in such a litigious society it is only a matter of time before your company will be involved in some form of litigation—no matter how much you try to avoid it. No one wants to get caught up in lawsuits, but every business owner must understand when it is necessary to stop playing nice and actively defend the business through the appropriate legal channels with the help of a litigation lawyer. Whether you are facing a lawsuit from customers, other businesses, or some other entity, or you are facing a scenario where it has become necessary to file a lawsuit yourself, we at The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C. have represented numerous businesses in all manner of litigation consulting. You can rest assured that we will effectively leverage tactful negotiation techniques when possible, and aggressively fight to protect your company’s best interests when necessary.

The following are some of the more common business litigation areas our practice handles. If you require an attorney with experience in these or any other business litigation matters, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Breach of Contract

Contracts are the ‘lifeblood’ of nearly all businesses. They govern practically every relationship a business can have. If one party doesn’t honor their obligations in the contract, it can cause major problems for all the other parties involved. When other people or businesses with whom your company has contracts fail to fulfill their obligations, it oftentimes becomes necessary to pursue litigation support to address these breaches of contract.  

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

People in certain roles have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of those they represent. CEOs and board members, for example, must always put the best interests of shareholders first. There are many situations where this type of duty exists, but unfortunately, the person in that role doesn’t always live up to their obligations. When someone with a fiduciary duty puts their own interests first, they are breaking their legal obligations and can be held responsible. We can identify when there has been a breach of fiduciary duty, and hold them accountable in the court of law.

Tortious Interference with Business and Contractual Relationships

If a person or another business is interfering with the contractual or other types of business relationships your company has with other entities, they may be breaking the law. However, tortious interference with business and contractual relationships can be difficult to prove, especially for an attorney without experience in this area. The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford has experience proving this type of intentional interference in court, and we are prepared to investigate any situation and fight to protect your company’s right to advantageous relationships without molestation from third parties.

Shareholder & Partnership Disputes

Business disputes can be difficult, and that is especially true when the dispute is between partners or shareholders. These types of issues should ideally be settled outside of court, and we can often help accomplish just that. In some situations, however, the only way to resolve the conflict is to go through the litigation process. We will help craft an effective argument to show the validity of your position and help convince the judge to rule in your favor.

Representation Before State and Local Administrative Agencies

If your business has a dispute or other legal issue that can be heard before either state or local administrative agencies, we can offer the representation you need. These agencies operate differently than normal courtrooms, and having an attorney experienced in this type of representation can be very helpful. We have the experience to advocate on your behalf before any agency and are ready to fight for you.

Insurance Coverage Litigation

One of the most common types of business disputes are those related to insurance coverage. Businesses typically hold a number of different types of insurance policies to help ensure they are protected should something unexpected occur. Unfortunately, many insurance companies attempt to minimize the number of claims they have to pay out by unfairly denying claims for which there is coverage in the policy. We can represent your interests against any type of insurance company and help you get the results you’re entitled to.

Arbitration

Arbitration is an effective alternative dispute resolution method that allows two (or more) parties to attempt to resolve a conflict outside of court through the use of neutral arbitrators. The parties agree to be bound by the rulings of the third party arbitrators, so it can be as effective at ending the conflict as actually going to court. Arbitration is often preferred by businesses because of the fact that it can be completed much more efficiently, confidentially, and cost-effectively when compared to litigation through the court system.  With that being said, you need skilled and experienced counsel to navigate through the arbitration process, and we have the experience and the expertise needed to successfully present your case.

Appeals

If you’ve already gone to court about a business dispute, but didn’t get the results you are looking for, you may be able to file an appeal under the right circumstances. We can review your existing case to see if there was anything done incorrectly, or if there is additional evidence that can now be entered in. If there is sufficient cause, we’ll work with you to appeal your case and potentially achieve a more favorable ruling.

Contact Us

No matter what issues you are facing, if litigation services are needed, we are here to help. We are passionate about litigating business issues, and have the experience and knowledge to help ensure you are getting the best possible representation for your business. Contact us to set up a consultation and learn how we can help you today.

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