Owning and running a business takes years of dedication and hard work. When a lawsuit or other legal dispute threatens your professional future, it is critical you retain a skilled business litigator who not only understands the law, but is able to develop a comprehensive strategy to resolve the issue as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The Business Solution Versus the “Lawyer’s Solution”
Resolving a commercial dispute carries with it critical concerns that do not apply to, say, negotiating a personal injury claim. Unfortunately, not all lawyers understand this reality. The number one complaint I hear from business clients who have had negative experiences with other law firms is that their lawyers crafted neat, simple “lawyer’s solutions” that failed to take into account practical commercial realities.
A streetwise business lawyer understands that enforcing legal rights costs time and money that could have been put to more productive uses if no dispute had arisen. It is a hollow victory indeed if you “win” your dispute only to find that the costs of litigation have driven your company to near bankruptcy. A second major consideration is the balancing act that must be performed when a business wishes to preserve its relationship with the other side even after the dispute is resolved (in a partnership dispute, for example).