What Is Commercial Litigation?
Whereas civil litigation is a legal dispute between two individuals, or an individual and a business, commercial litigation refers to legal disputes between businesses and businesses, or disputes within a business, such as shareholder disputes.
Both types of litigation are similar in their progression of the litigation stages, but there are some differences when it comes to the contents of the matter. Commercial litigation deals with legal disputes where businesses are involved, and as such, many of the issues are specialized and may be more complex than a civil litigation matter.
What Falls Under Commercial Litigation?
There are various legal issues that may arise under the umbrella of this form of litigation in the business context. As mentioned above, some commercial disputes arise between a business and another business, such as a breach of contract for some type of service. Other commercial disputes may arise from situations within the business, such as shareholder and partnership disputes. Some of these issues include:
- Breach of contract
- Unfair competition issues
- Protection of intellectual property and trade secrets
- The transfer or termination of a business
- Marketing disputes
- Professional negligence
- Libel and slander
- Shareholder and partnership disputes
- Collection of debts
How Can a Commercial Litigation Lawyer Help?
The commercial litigation process is riddled with complexities and particulars, where attention to detail and a thorough understanding of the key issues becomes essential. A commercial litigation lawyer can assist with all stages of the litigation process, including conducting initial assessments of the case, draft pleadings, conduct aspects of the discovery process, and represent their clients before the courts.
A commercial litigation lawyer allows businesses to ensure that key issues are being addressed and that the party understands the litigation process and understands what to expect. This often provides peace of mind, where parties can rest assured that their best interested are being put forward at all times.
If you are a business, shareholder, or partner, and need help dealing with a commercial dispute, our experienced team of litigation lawyers at Achkar Law can help. Contact us by phone toll-free at +1 (800) 771-7882 or email us at email@example.com and we would be happy to assist.
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