Business & Commercial Law
What Are Some Common Reasons That Cause Business Disputes To Arise?
Business disputes most often happen when people do not engage a lawyer when they enter into a business relationship with someone. It’s important when you enter into a business relationship with other people that you have a lawyer involved who can create a contract that protects everyone’s rights. A lawyer can anticipate issues so that you can resolve them as they come up in accordance with the terms of the contract. But most of the time, people don’t do that. They enter into a business relationship, something goes wrong, a dispute occurs, and people sue each other. In the consumer arena, you can have businesses that are deceptive and unfair in the way they treat people. You could have fraud where people make material intentional misrepresentations about what they’re going to do, or what the facts are that enticed somebody to enter into an agreement.
That’s why it’s important to contact a lawyer before you enter into a business relationship with somebody else and sign a contract. Oftentimes, a lawyer can help anticipate problems that may occur and protect you from future litigation that can be much more expensive due to not hiring a lawyer at the beginning.
Who Do You Generally Represent In Business Law Matters? Who Are Your Clients?
I represent all kinds of people and businesses in business law matters. Typically, as a sole practitioner, I represent small businesses or individuals. I’ve represented plaintiffs who bring claims and defendants who get sued over business disputes.
Should I Contact An Attorney Beforehand If I Suspect That I Am Going To Be Sued?
If you suspect that you are going to be sued, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. If you can contact a lawyer before you file suit or get sued, then perhaps the lawyer can help you negotiate a resolution before that happens. He or she can also put you in the right position if you do have to file the lawsuit or you end up getting sued. They can ensure that you’ve done everything correct before you file the lawsuit that’s required under your contract or that would be considered a condition precedent before filing a lawsuit.
What Are Some Alternatives To Litigations In Business Disputes?
Some alternatives to litigation in business disputes include mediation and informal settlement discussions. You can often make a demand or receive a demand to try to negotiate a resolution before there’s litigation. You could spell out your concerns to the other side and vice versa, and see if you can meet somewhere in the middle that’s satisfactory to both sides to avoid litigation.
What Are Some Ways In Which I Can Avoid Potential Future Litigation Over Business Matters?
The first to do is make sure that you’re incorporated as a corporation, an LLC, or some other business entity, so that you reduce your personal liability. If you have properly formed an LLC or corporation, only your business entity is liable for whatever problems may occur. You will not suffer personal liability.But most importantly, it is essential to contact a lawyer beforehand so that you can have a contract created that’s fair to both sides, that anticipates future problems, and avoids litigation. That way, you don’t have the issue of misunderstanding or unfulfilled expectations that you thought existed but maybe the other side didn’t. If you have a solid operating agreement or contract beforehand, that will often mitigate or avoid issues that we see in litigation all the time.
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