Any commercial enterprise likely understands the need for an experienced attorney, especially as the business grows. However, having an attorney who focuses on Atlanta commercial litigation is crucial to protecting your business.
There are many reasons why a business would need to have a skilled litigation attorney who focuses on commercial enterprises. Initially, it could be that you need commercial litigation to ensure a business partner, supplier, or some other party upholds their end of a deal. As any enterprise expands, it will soon find that those situations are just the beginning. Working with a commercial litigation lawyer can be a powerful tool at every stage of your development. Just having the implicit threat of taking the case to court may help resolve the issue. At the Tatum Law firm, we work with clients on all manner of commercial litigation cases so that you can get back to doing business.
Transactions are the lifeblood of a business. It is how you acquire the materials, equipment, and resources you need to produce a product or provide a service. Any time you sell a product or service, you’re transacting for the funds that keep your business going and pay yourself and others. When you’re transacting, though, you are doing so with other humans. Because humans don’t always see eye-to-eye or agree on the relevant facts in a situation, there is always a risk that conflicts or disputes could arise. Commercial litigation is the process of seeking a resolution to those disputes. Some familiar forms of transactional disputes include:
Commercial litigation is a complex area of law. Some businesses try to negotiate with other businesses in good faith without an attorney. Unfortunately, businesses that have already attempted to try and seek a resolution by themselves often find they have lost more money than they would have saved by using an attorney. They have lost valuable time that they could have used investing in their business. Even in this eventuality, our firm can help. Contact us, and let us help you determine the right course of action.
There are two common reasons you might require commercial litigation, and neither should be taken lightly. On one hand, you might have someone who has initiated or is threatening litigation against you. On the other hand, there might be a situation where you have tried to negotiate and work with someone to resolve a dispute but have no other option left but to consider litigation. In either of these situations, working with a lawyer can help your case and increase your likelihood of success.
At the Tatum Law Firm, we help our clients with challenging commercial litigation issues. We always investigate the situation thoroughly. We look into the parties involved, any contracts that may be relevant to the situation, the products or services that may be in dispute, receipts, and anything else that may be significant in the matter. Once we’ve investigated the situation thoroughly, we are going to have a strong idea of how to argue your side of the situation, as well as defend against the other side’s claims.
We can also represent you in negotiations with the other party. Negotiation may end up being a preferable option to actually getting involved in court. It can often reach a resolution more quickly and be more cost-effective. There are many situations in which the cheaper, quicker option is the way to go.
Even if you’ve attempted to negotiate a solution already, there can be some benefit to allowing us the opportunity to negotiate on your behalf. Our experience gives us a leg up on understanding what a reasonable agreement would be and how to express that to the other party. We understand how to argue from their interests for a reasonable agreement. Additionally, a lawyer negotiating carries with it the weight of an implicit threat of full legal action. That can, at times, help encourage someone to be a little more reasonable in their consideration of the situation.
There are times, though, when negotiation simply doesn’t work. If that’s the case, we are always prepared to take the situation to court. We can represent you and clearly elaborate for the court the relevant facts and why you should receive your request. Just as important, we can put ourselves in the opposition’s shoes and be ready to counter the claims they make against you. Whether through negotiation or in court, it’s our goal to get you a favorable outcome so that you can focus on your business.
We understand that while the law may be our business, for most people in the business world, it’s a task that must sometimes be dealt with. You would rather be focused on growing your business, refining products, and making sure customers get taken care of. The law is, at most, a necessary evil for most people in the business world. We get it.
Unfortunately, issues do come up that will require legal involvement. Maybe someone is falsely trying to come after you, claiming that you violated a contract or that your product or service didn’t live up to what it was supposed to be. You might also need to make use of the law to ensure someone pays you what you’re owed or covers the shipping costs that they said they would. Whatever the case, as much as you might prefer to avoid it, commercial litigation might be necessary.
We want to help you get back to focusing on your business. It is our goal to get an acceptable outcome for our business clients with as little disruption to their work as possible. Contact us today for help with your commercial litigation situation.