What Is Business Litigation?
Business owners may deal with a variety of disputes that affect their bottom line. For example, breach of contract by a vendor or purchaser is a common problem that businesses face. Intellectual property disputes (including copyright and trademark infringement) and partner or shareholder disputes are also common. Business litigation lawyers help address these conflicts through negotiation and, if necessary, court action. When you face a breach of contract or intellectual property issue, you need a knowledgeable lawyer’s assistance.
Because businesses may encounter other kinds of disputes besides breach of contract or intellectual property issues, business litigation also can encompass:
- Antitrust, unfair practices, and trade regulation violations
- Banking and creditor issues, including lender liability
- Breach of warranty
- Business torts, such as unfair competition
- Insurance coverage and bad faith
- Real estate issues
- Products liability
- Professional liability
- Securities law
As you can see, business owners may face all kinds of legal issues. Unfortunately, a serious dispute can have long-ranging consequences for a business. Business litigation lawyers like Henke & Williams, LLP aim to resolve the legal issues while minimizing the negative impact on the businesses they help.
How Can Our Business Litigation Lawyers Help You?
One way that our lawyers assist businesses in dealing with legal cases is through alternative dispute resolution. Arbitration and mediation are two common and popular methods for resolving business disputes. Arbitration is less formal than a court trial. It involves lawyers presenting evidence relating to a specific set of issues to a neutral arbitrator, often in a conference room setting. The arbitrator acts as a judge in deciding the issues. Arbitration can be a quicker and sometimes more cost-effective path to resolution than going to court.
Mediation, another alternative dispute resolution method, is more informal than arbitration. Typically the parties, their lawyers, and a neutral mediator will meet in one location to discuss the legal issues and facts in dispute. The parties often sit in different conference rooms while the mediator moves between rooms as the discussion evolves. The mediator’s role is to help the parties find common ground and a path to settlement of the dispute. A successful mediation should end in signing a settlement agreement.
Our Houston business law attorneys also help clients with litigation. Litigation usually refers to filing a lawsuit in court. Unfortunately, not all business disputes can be resolved through alternative dispute resolution or pre-litigation settlement talks. If you have reached the point when you need court intervention to resolve a conflict, you need a business law firm to help. Henke & Williams, LLP has been representing business litigation clients in their civil court trials for many years. We handle lawsuits in both Texas state and federal courts.
Getting Started with Our Business Law Firm
If you need legal help for a business dispute, reach out to our firm today. It is important not to delay in seeking legal counsel. There may be urgent deadlines for you to respond to in a lawsuit or dispute. Our Houston business law firm can identify any such deadlines and come up with a game plan to proceed. Don’t move forward with your business dispute unless you have knowledgeable business litigation attorneys on your side.
As experienced Houston business lawyers, we help our clients find the best solution possible. Our advice is not “one-size-fits-all” – it is tailored to your business’s unique situation. To set up a consultation with our Henke & Williams, LLP team, call (713) 936-5521 or use our convenient Contact Form.