What is Civil Litigation?
Civil Litigation a broad term that describes the legal process used to resolve disputes. It is called “Civil” litigation to distinguish it from criminal litigation. Civil Litigation can be expensive, slow and frustrating and it can lead to imperfect results, but it is undoubtedly better than vendettas, revenge, violence, or threats. So, if you find yourself in a dispute, you should consider contacting a lawyer to find out how the court system can help bring resolution your legal problem. If you have been sued, deadlines for responding to the lawsuit apply. Legal counsel should be contacted as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are preserved.
In the business world, litigation can arise from many sources, including employees, competitors, customers and vendors. Of course, most employees, competitors, customers and vendors know and follow the rules. At times, however, businesses do find themselves in disputes. If you or your business is in a dispute, it is a good idea to make an appointment with a knowledgeable attorney to find out if legal assistance will help. The sooner you can make that call the better. So, if you think you have a legal problem, call an attorney.
How Can An Attorney Help?
An attorney in a business litigation matter will serve as the legal counsel for the business. Not only will they represent you in all aspects of the case, but they can also help you handle the situation from behind the scenes. They can instruct you on how to respond, if at all, to the situation. They can also guide you through the entire process. They will work with you to do everything legally possible for the business to resolve the matter through the litigation process. Essentially, they will provide you with guidance as well as handle the legal aspects of the case. A business attorney will understand the process and know what the business should do in order to cause the least amount of damage.
Disputes happen. If you find your business in a dispute over land, money, corporate voting rights or control, contractual obligations or any of the other myriad of details and transactions called “business,” the lawyers at Smidt, Reist & Keleher, P.C. are ready to help. Any business dispute presents a problem to be solved. We know you want to solve the problem quickly and efficiently. We will work toward that goal from the day you hire us. Smidt, Reist & Keleher, P.C. lawyers have decades of experience in solving legal problems. Whether the problems involve real estate disputes, contractual disputes or disgruntled employees, we can help.
Throughout any engagement we will constantly work with our clients to identify the problems and the best path to a solution. Sometimes the solution will include negotiation, mediation, arbitration or even an emergency trip to the courthouse to obtain injunctive relief. Whatever the issue we work with our client to obtain the best result possible.
When to Contact an Attorney
Whether you are considering bringing a claim against a company, or your company has already been sued, the sooner you contact an attorney the better. In either event, deadlines may be passing, so the sooner you address the issue the better.