Business litigation lawyers have been around for a long time, so they know a thing or two about helping you with your business legal problems.
There are many business litigation lawyers in the world today, but this wasn’t always so. The first lawyers appeared in ancient times, in ancient Greece, Persia and Rome, but it wasn’t the most common profession. Today, the complexity of laws and regulations makes attorneys much more prevalent in society. Nowhere is this truer than in the business world.
What Do Business Litigation Lawyers Do?
Business litigation lawyers are attorneys who focus much of their work on civil lawsuits concerning business matters. The classic example of business litigation is a breach of contract case, where one party believes the other party is not complying with their obligations under a contract.
When you hire a business litigation lawyer, they will help you during the lawsuit process, filing documents with the court, presenting arguments to the judge and negotiating with the other side’s attorney.
How a Business Litigation Lawyer Can Help You
A business litigation attorney can help you in several ways. First, they can help you avoid litigation. One of the most useful services any attorney can provide is giving advice to avoid a lawsuit from even starting. It’s almost always more expensive to resolve a disagreement with a lawsuit than to pay an attorney to look for any potential legal problems.
For example, your attorney can help you craft a contract or negotiate a deal to reduce the chances of a lawsuit occurring. One way the attorney can help you is to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings, which are often the cause of many business lawsuits. The attorney can also handle the threat of a lawsuit in a way that can deescalate the situation and may even result in an agreement before anyone files a complaint with the court.
Second, once the lawsuit has begun, your business litigation attorney will guide you through the process, explaining what’s going on and how you should proceed. Ultimately, it’s your case, and the final decision is yours. However, your attorney can help you choose what that decision should be. Think of your lawsuit as a road trip, with your attorney being your GPS navigation unit. You decide where to go, but your GPS unit tells you how to get there.
Third, your business litigation lawyer will help point out concerns or issues that need attention. This is very helpful because “you don’t know what you don’t know,” and this is the kind of situation that leads to trouble.
Continuing with the GPS unit example, this is like you telling your GPS unit where you want to go, but your GPS unit tells you ahead of time of construction delays or tolls on your planned route. This gives you an opportunity to choose an alternate path. A qualified business litigation lawyer will warn you of potential problems before they happen, and either help you avoid them altogether, or take steps to prepare for them.
Schedule your complimentary consultation with our legal team at Wilbanks Law Firm, P.C. about hiring one of our business litigation lawyers by calling (706) 335-2355 now.