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Our Business Litigation Attorney Provides Aggressive Legal Representation for Businesses in Litigation

In any industry, disputes can come up at any time. From professional services to manufacturing, you can find yourself in a legal dispute with anyone who is not satisfied with a contract or services provided. When a dispute can’t be settled informally between two parties, it is common for a litigation attorney to be consulted to address the issues presented.

Broadly speaking, business litigation encompasses any court proceeding in which a business transaction or relationship is at issue. Business litigation can involve business entities or individuals, and it is defined more by the subject matter of the dispute. When business disputes require litigation, the legal issues raised are often complicated. Significant assets and resources may be at stake because of a pending lawsuit. It is highly advisable for anyone who is a party to a lawsuit to retain legal representation as soon as possible once you consider the potential losses you face.

Houston business attorney Andrew Weisblatt represents many clients in many types of business litigation matters. Not only does he understand all relevant Texas and federal business laws, but he has extensive experience navigating the litigation process and in the courtroom. If you believe a dispute is arising or escalating, do not wait to contact The Weisblatt Law Firm, PLLC at (713) 666-1981 to discuss how we can help.

Is a Business Dispute Developing?

Disputes Can Lead to Litigation and You Should Be Ready for That Possibility

It’s important to seek the services of a business litigation attorney if a dispute is developing, for a number of reasons. As a successful business, it is necessary to get ahead of any potential legal problems before they get out of control. A business litigation attorney can handle negotiations for your company. The earlier you engage in negotiations and try to settle the matter, the easier it will be for your business to move forward.

You don’t want the focus of your company to be litigation over a business dispute. The focus of your company should be on growing your business and keeping your doors open. The stress that litigation can bring is often overwhelming, consuming the time and energy of those involved. Speak with a business litigation attorney when you believe a contract is not being honored or you have a complaint filed against your company. Let professionals deal with the specifics of your potential legal problems so that you can keep your business running.

When you aren’t sure if a problem is becoming a legal matter, consult with a business litigation attorney to go through the details. Some disputes can be handled quickly, while others can lead to a trial in court. Get the representation you need early on so that you know what is going on every step of the way. From issues with collecting debt to injuries on your property, good legal representation makes dealing with these problems easier.

Our Business Litigation Attorney Has Experience Representing Businesses in a Wide Variety of Disputes

Litigation is often a last resort, as many are worried about the cost and time spent in litigation. Most companies wait too long before seeking the help of a litigation attorney because of this, and they waste time and money trying to resolve the issue on their own. In reality, litigation is a common way for parties to resolve legal issues. For example, Texas Judiciary reports indicate that parties filed more than 539,000 civil cases in Texas courts (not including municipal courts) in a single year. Many of these cases involve personal injury, though consider the following:

Civil litigation happens all the time, often involving one or more companies. It is not a rare occurrence, so you do not need to be stressed if you have a highly skilled business litigation attorney at your side. We are here to make your life easier, so you can focus on the day-to-day operations of your company and the leadership of your team. Let us handle the legal side of things, so you don’t have to. For a free initial consultation about your case, call our Houston business litigation lawyer today at (713) 666-1981.

Andrew Weisblatt has been practicing law for more than 20 years and has litigated a wide variety of business disputes for different types of clients, including companies large and small. Some of the litigation cases that The Weisblatt Law Firm routinely handles are:

Each type of dispute requires a unique and carefully planned approach to ensure the best outcome for our clients. No matter what type of dispute you face, contact business litigation attorney Andrew Weisblatt at (713) 666-1981 for legal representation you can trust.

How Litigation Arises: The Value of a Houston Business Litigation Attorney

There are many ways that business litigation arises. Sometimes it’s not a matter of “if” but “when.” It’s important to be prepared. Conflicts can arise between many different parties, including:

Often, parties can work together to fulfill a contract or finalize a transaction without issue. However, for one reason or another, things can go wrong and one party may allege that they deserve legal relief. If you do not address a dispute right away, it can quickly escalate to litigation before you know it.

The first step to try to resolve a dispute is to simply negotiate with the other party. Often, having an attorney engaged in the discussion can help resolve the matter sooner. Having legal representation indicates that you are ready to escalate the matter and take formal legal action if the party does not agree to rectify the matter on their own.

Mediation And Arbitration

If you cannot work together and reach a solution, we will look at any applicable contracts to see if there are any dispute resolution provisions. Many contracts require that you engage in mediation or arbitration instead of taking the matter to court.

The following is some information regarding these alternative dispute resolution methods. If you reach this point, your business litigation attorney can explain mediation and arbitration in even greater detail:

Mediation as a Path to Dispute Resolution

Mediation involves disputing parties’ sitting down with a third-party mediator who is neutral in the matter. The mediator will listen to different arguments and review the situation, then work to facilitate cooperation and mutual resolution between the parties. If the parties can reach an agreement, they will need to follow the terms of the mediation agreement. It is important to have legal representation throughout the mediation process. A lawyer can advise you of your rights, ensure that any agreements are in your best interests, and draw up a legally binding contract to ensure the mediation agreement is enforceable.

Arbitration Instead of Litigation

Many contracts include arbitration agreements, which give up the parties’ rights to litigation and instead rely on arbitration to resolve disputes. Arbitration involves the disputing parties’ appearing in front of an arbitrator or a panel of three arbitrators. They each present their case as they would in court, and the arbitrators decide how to resolve the matter. Their decision is binding on the parties. While arbitration can resemble a court hearing or trial, the process is usually faster and less formal than litigation. You should always have an attorney representing you and presenting your case during arbitration.

While the above are alternatives to litigation, you want to have an experienced Houston business litigation lawyer on your side during either process. The same things are at stake in mediation or arbitration as would be in a civil case, and your lawyer will understand how best to protect your company’s rights and interests.

What’s Next?

If your contract does not require you to use alternative dispute resolution and if you cannot resolve the matter out of court, it is likely necessary to turn to litigation. Many times, this is a last resort, because it can be expensive and it takes more time. However, sometimes it is the only option if an agreement cannot be reached.

If you are seeking legal relief, our law firm can prepare and file a persuasive petition with the proper court on your behalf. If another party filed a petition against you, our law firm can properly respond to the petition and prepare a strong defense against their claims. Our business litigation attorneys are highly experienced at defending clients against other parties’ complaints. For a free initial consultation about your case, call The Weisblatt Law Firm P.L.L.C. at (713) 666-1981.

The Business Litigation Process

The business litigation process is a complicated one, with many laws and rules at issue. A skilled business litigation lawyer should understand how the following apply in each case:

These laws and rules weave their way through every step of litigation, each petition and motion filed, and the trial process.

After filing petitions, answers, and initial motions, a case will proceed to the discovery phase if the court denied any motions to dismiss. This phase is critical and complex, as it involves obtaining information and evidence the other party has and plans to use in its case. Often, gathering evidence during discovery can lead to more persuasive settlement negotiations.

Settlement negotiations will occur throughout the litigation process and can continue until a trial verdict. Most business litigation matters settle before a trial even begins. It is important to have a lawyer who is both a skilled litigator and a skilled negotiator. Reaching a settlement agreement can save all parties involved time, stress, and money.

This is only a very brief overview of the business litigation process. To discuss a specific situation, contact The Weisblatt Firm directly today.

Contact Our Houston Business Litigation Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you or your business gets involved in a business dispute, you should retain legal representation as soon as possible, even if no one filed a lawsuit yet. In many instances, the intervention of an attorney may be able to avoid your having to go to court. If it does not, it is extremely important to have an attorney represent you in any lawsuit that occurs. In many cases, an attorney will have a significant impact on the way that you ultimately resolve your case. To schedule a free phone consultation with our Houston business litigation attorney, call The Weisblatt Law Firm, P.L.L.C., today at (713) 666-1981 or send us an email through our contact form.

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