Many businesses become involved in litigation at some point during their operations. Commercial litigation can take many forms. Disputes can arise among shareholders and corporate executives; among business partners; among businesses and suppliers. Employees sometimes sue their employers, or vice versa. Customers can also sue a company.
Whenever you are involved in a commercial litigation dispute, the first thing you need to do is contact an attorney for help. A Las Vegas business litigation lawyer at Pintar Albiston LLP can provide you with advice and representation as you try to resolve the dispute. The next thing you need to do is define your goals and develop a strategic approach to handling the disagreement. Your attorney can help you to make choices for how to handle the disagreement, keeping the long-term goals of your organization as a primary focus when developing a strategic plan.
What to Do When Involved in a Commercial Litigation Dispute
The right course of action when involved in a commercial litigation dispute is going to vary significantly depending upon your goals, as well as your role within the litigation. If you are sued, you generally want to get the case resolved as quickly as possible with minimal defense costs, minimal or no damages, and little publicity. If you are suing to protect your corporate interests, you may want the case to be resolved quickly and amicably if you plan to work with the defendant again in the future. In other cases, especially if you are the plaintiff, you may be prepared to go the distance and may want the case vigorously prosecuted because you want to make an example of the defendant in order to protect your corporate interests.
You should think carefully about what your goals are. If your desires are to resolve the corporate litigation dispute quickly, then your best bet may be to try to settle the case. You can participate in settlement negotiations with the help of your business litigation lawyer and you may even wish to use a mediator to help you come to an agreement. However, if your primary interest is in protecting your rights and you believe you have a solid case, then you may want the dispute to be resolved in trial.
Regardless of whether you plan to settle or move the case to court when involved in a commercial litigation dispute, you need to have a lawyer protecting your interests as soon as the suit is filed (or before, if you are going to be the plaintiff in the case). Your attorney can help with the investigation into the case, and can work hard to put together a strong case that is likely to help you prevail in a negotiation or trial. Your attorney can also file pretrial motions, help you to determine what court to pursue your claim in, and assist you throughout the discovery process.
Pintar Albiston LLP has experience representing clients involved in all types of commercial litigation disputes and we can put our legal knowledge to work to help you achieve the best outcome. Call today to speak with an experienced member of our legal team and learn how our litigators can help you.