Commercial litigation or business litigation, is an area of law comprising the various types of disputes that can arise in the business context. These cases include disputes such as a breach of contract, partnership and joint enterprise disputes, class actions, business torts, civil litigation, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder litigation.
When business relationships sour, both parties frequently play a role in the resulting disagreement and both parties (either justifiably or unjustifiably) deem themselves the aggrieved victims. For this reason, competent business representation is crucial to helping clients evaluate claims and weigh the costs and benefits of formal litigation, as opposed to other dispute resolution forums and techniques.
Successful commercial litigators, like Steve, must evaluate the merits of a dispute and listen to their client to determine how best to prosecute or defend against a claim. Because of commercial litigation’s complexity, sound judgment and strategic decision making are the two most critical skills. Also because of its complexity, clients with important commercial litigation matters should be sure to hire attorneys that can understand their industry and their specific business, are readily accessible to them in person or by phone, and are willing to address the client’s particular concerns involving the specific dispute and the impact upon the business as a whole.