What is Commerical Litigation?

Despite their best efforts to the contrary, some business owners may end up embroiled in legal disputes due to extraordinary circumstances. These cases usually fall under the umbrella of commercial litigation, which can have hazardous consequences (including monumental costs and time constraints) when navigated unsuccessfully. Therefore, businesses should employ a reliable commercial litigation lawyer when legal claims strike. 

At Compass Advocacy, we take pride in tackling commercial litigation smartly and efficiently. Licensed in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the United States Tax Court, our business law attorneys are passionate about defending our clients. Moreover, our commercial attorneys’ expertise across industries helps us tailor services to suit your company’s needs. To learn more about our commercial litigation services, call (443) 343-7143 today!

Below, we sketch an overview of commercial litigation and how business law lawyers can help:

The Basics of Commercial Litigation

Although a subset of civil litigation, commercial litigation is broad enough to encapsulate all legal disputes involving business entities. Generally, these cases cover breaches of contract, partnership disputes, and other issues in the same vein. Yet commercial law’s breadth and potential for profound effects give these cases unique complexity and high financial stakes.

Every commercial litigation case has singular nuances, meaning business law attorneys with specialized knowledge navigate them best. Among the most common commercial litigation case types include:

  • Antitrust 
  • Breach of Contract 
  • Fraud and Misrepresentation 
  • Intellectual Property and Patent Infringement 
  • Product Liability 

The Commercial Litigation Process 

Litigation in this field is often a long, drawn-out process and may last several years. Although the proceedings differ from case to case, core phases include: 

  • Pre-Litigation: Before litigation, parties evaluate potential claims and negotiations to determine their best course of action. 
  • Commencement: The official beginning of the litigation process where a plaintiff files a complaint outlining their claim.
  • Discovery: Parties build their cases, collecting and exchanging relevant information and evidence.
  • Negotiations: Settlement negotiations occur. In certain instances, parties may be able to settle without going to trial.
  • Trial: If the parties fail to negotiate a settlement, the case will proceed to a trial. 
  • Post Trial: The losing party may challenge the verdict. 

How Can a Commercial Litigation Lawyer Help?

Given their extensive training and experience, commercial litigation lawyers are well-equipped to handle the intricacies of business law and protect your brand image. Furthermore, many jurisdictions prohibit corporations from legally representing themselves in court, which requires businesses to seek counsel. Regardless of legal requirements, commercial lawyers are a valuable asset that can minimize risk, keeping businesses in good corporate health

Business law lawyers’ advantages include: 

  • Legal Expertise 
  • Filing Legal Proceedings Accurately
  • Minimizing Potential Losses
  • Legal Representation During Trials 

Employ Trusted Commercial Litigation Professionals!

Business owners facing a legal dispute must employ a trusted commercial litigation attorney, and Compass Advocacy proudly offers legal services that organizations can rely on. Whether you wish for a negotiated settlement to stay out of the courtroom or strong trial representation, our business law lawyers have you covered. To learn more about our commercial litigation assistance, call (443) 343-7143 today!

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