Business disputes can arise between employers and employees, contractors, or partners. In some cases, a dispute can be addressed with alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Other times, litigation is necessary to protect the best interests of your business. If you are facing a breach of contract dispute, licensing issue, or any other business-related matter, a business litigation attorney can guide you towards a resolution. G.R. (Randy) Akin and Greg Burton are well-versed in business litigation as well as mediation and can safeguard your company's future in the event of a dispute. To discuss your case in more detail, contact our Longview, TX, practice today.
What is Commercial Litigation?
Commercial litigation is a non-criminal dispute within a business, between businesses, or between a business and its clients. It is important to resolve these disputes in a timely manner to avoid disruption to daily practices, a significant financial investment, and an impact on the company's reputation.
Business Litigation Issues
Business-related legal problems require companies to turn their attention from revenue-generating activities to dispute resolution. A business litigation attorney can step in to help your company with disputes involving:
- Business torts
- Financial rights
- Responsibilities and duties
- Insurance coverage
- Trade secrets
- Joint venture disputes
- Breach of contract
- Partnership status
- Operating agreements
- Fraud, theft, or misrepresentation
- Non-compete agreements
An attorney can relieve company executives of ongoing legal issues, allowing them to refocus their efforts on company growth.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
In some cases, business disputes can be handled with arbitration or mediation. Arbitration is facilitated by a judge and mediation involves a neutral third-party. Both options are less formal than a trial and can be effective methods of conflict resolution. They can also save your company time and money.
The Business Litigation Process
Should you be unable to reach a fair and reasonable resolution, you may wish to pursue litigation. Civil business litigation is governed by state and federal laws, making the process of judicial resolution relatively uniform regardless of case circumstances. The steps typically include:
- Filing an initial pleading (or complaint) with the court, and providing a copy to the defendant
- Filing a response to the complaint, which must happen in a specified period of time
- Discovery, which is the process whereby each party compiles evidence to bolster their position
- Trial, which may be directed by a judge alone, or include a jury
- Appeals, if a party is dissatisfied with the result of the trial
Our team will do everything in our power to achieve the best solution for your company's goals.
What Makes Us Unique
When it comes to protecting your business during a legal dispute, you need an attorney who will represent your best interests. As a qualified mediator, Mr. Akin performs approximately 80 dispute resolutions per year. For his years as a litigator, Mr. Akin has earned a board-certification as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as well as the American Board of Trial Advocates. Additionally, Mr. Akin was recently recognized as one of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Burton also has extensive trial experience at the state and federal level.
Mr. Akin was recently recognized as one of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers.
Secure the Legal Counsel You Need
If you are struggling with a business dispute, our attorneys can guide you through conflict resolution or provide a strong litigative edge when necessary. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at (903) 297-8929, or reach out to us online and learn more about you legal options.