Protecting Business Owners in Complex Disputes

In the high-stakes world of business, partnership disputes, accusations of wrongdoing, and the like can escalate quickly, requiring legal intervention. Given the complex nature of these issues, they often must be taken to court to be resolved. When that’s the case, you’ll not only want, but need, an experienced, proven business litigation lawyer on your side.

At the Law Offices of Dan Chern, P.C., we understand the risk and reward of owning a business in Dallas. Backed by over 20 years of experience serving businesses like yours, our team handles cases ranging from contract disputes to fraud and more. We are committed to helping our clients protect their investments and make sound decisions in the competitive world of business.

Call us at (972) 200-3078 or contact us online today.

About Our Business Litigation Practice

Over $22.8 billion was spent on business litigation in 2020. Studies show that as economic troubles increase, so do business litigation cases and vice versa. For example, if the country is in a recession and companies are laying off employees, there may be a sharp increase in employment disputes. Given the economic fluctuations in the past few years, these cases have increased exponentially since 2015, resulting in many business owners finding themselves in situations that require legal solutions.

Business litigation cases our firm is prepared to handle include:

Litigation cases can take up to nine months from filing to finish. The cost involved can be astronomical especially for smaller businesses.

The Litigation Process: What You Need to Know

Business law cases are typically classified in one of two ways: uncontested or contested.

If both parties can reach a mutual agreement and make it legally binding through negotiation, arbitration, or mediation, the case is uncontested. Mediation is often helpful in partnership disputes. For example, if conflict over a partnership has lead to a dispute, a mediator would be able to help both parties to understand the situation and come up with a new solution. Mediators assist the parties in the discussion, but they do not have the power to impose a resolution. Arbiters however have this power and they work with individuals that cannot come to an agreement through mediation or negotiation.

On the other hand, if the parties cannot agree and need to argue their position, the case is contested. In particular, these cases require savvy legal experts to help businesses build a strong strategy for court. Business litigation attorneys know the court processes, which allows them to argue on behalf of their clients efficiently.

3 Phases of Civil Litigation

The court process for a business litigation case consists of three phases. The first phase, known as the pre-trial phase, is time-consuming but critical for your case. This phase involves researching your claim, relevant facts, and whether an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) would be suitable. Many cases can be resolved out of court using ADR, which saves time, money, and damage to your company's reputation. Speak with a business litigation lawyer to see if an alternative dispute resolution is right for you. An attorney can also help you file your case with the court.

  • Research Stage: involves gathering the information you need to file your petition. All cases are unique, so you need specific information defining your claim and the circumstances surrounding your case. Once you have completed your petition, take several copies to the court clerk. Different courts serve different purposes. Check this chart to see which court handles your case. Keep in mind that filing fees may apply. You may also need to answer questions and requests from the other party. Attorneys can help you correctly complete and file your paperwork. They can also help you prepare for the trial phase.
  • Trial Phase: involves providing compelling evidence that supports and proves your side of things, and then arguing it in court. Your lawyer’s role during this phase will be to gather and prepare relevant, inadmissible evidence that can be used to plead your case; . objecting to unlawful or unreasonable claims from the other party; shifting strategies as needed; and more.
  • Post-Trial Phase: is the final phase of the litigation process. Depending on your outcome, to ensure that the court order is enforced or appealed. Appealing judgments can be complicated, but the business litigation lawyer can help you pursue a more favorable outcome than the last one you received.

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Business Litigation Lawyers for Dispute Resolution

A successful case result is never guaranteed, but our Dallas business litigation attorney at the Law Offices of Dan Chern, P.C. is dedicated to aggressively advocating for your best interests. Our team has over two decades of legal experience helping businesses large and small. We offer cost-effective solutions and efficient service.

If you are a business owner in need of a litigation attorney in Dallas, contact the Law Offices of Dan Chern, P.C. today.