Business Litigation in Columbus
Contact Our Team to Put an End to Your Complicated Business Dispute
A litigator is a licensed attorney who works with legal entities or businesses who need to come to a legal agreement in order to continue business as usual. The nature of business litigation law involves disputes that come from business and commercial transactions. Our business litigation team holds the following responsibilities:
- Manage all the phases of the litigation, including the investigation, pleadings, and discovery through pre-trial, settlement, and appeal processes
- Conduct an initial case investigation to determine if enough evidence exists to warrant a lawsuit
- Finding witnesses, taking statements, and conducting investigations to gather the facts related to the case
- Argue motions to compel the other side to respond if they fail to do so within a set period of time
- Prepare the witnesses and clients for their testimonies and prepare to present the strengths of the case
- Help the parties come to an agreement on the matters of the case
You might seek the help of a business litigation lawyer in the following situations:
- Breach of contract claims
- Corporate disputes like conflicts between partners, shareholders, members, owners, investors, and employee disagreements
- Debt collection
- Defamation, libel, and slander
- Intellectual property disputes
- Shareholder disputes
- Franchise disputes
- Non-competition disputes
- Breach of non-solicitation agreements
- Misappropriation of trade secrets
- Tortious interference
- Deceptive trade practices
- Fraud disputes
Steps of a Business Litigation Dispute
From beginning to end, the team at Poydasheff & Sowers, LLC will take the stress out of your legal dispute and help produce the most favorable outcome for your case. When it comes to business litigation, our job is to make sure that you can continue doing your job smoothly and without conflict. When you work with us, our goal will be to bring you peace of mind in knowing that your important business matters are handled, and we will work tirelessly in order to achieve this. The general steps of a litigation process that our team will take you through include the following:
A business litigation begins when the plaintiff files a complaint in court and brings a copy of the complaint to the defendants. During this step, both parties will file their initial papers, which are called pleadings. The files will explain the perspectives of each party and what each party is claiming.
During the discovery phase, the parties will collect necessary information from one another. Our team will help you review and interpret the relevant facts from this information. It is these details that will determine what the next steps of the case will be and how the results will play out for each party. Before the trial, both parties can use motions to ask the court to act. A common type of motion is a motion to discover, which is a ruling by which one party tries to get information from another party.
The trial phase is what you typically imagine when you think of a legal dispute. This phase gives both parties a chance to present their claims and defenses. Our team will help you present the information in a way that is most advantageous to your case.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the trial, the appeal phase would be our opportunity to present the case to the appellate court. If the appellate court finds an issue with the results of the trial, they can reverse the decision and the lower court will carry out a new trial.
Possible alternatives to business litigation are settlements, mediation, and arbitration. With a settlement, one party agrees to accept a sum of money in exchange for their losses. During a mediation, the parties would have a neutral third party who acts as a mediator to help them settle the case. Similarly, an arbitration would involve the parties presenting their evidence in front of an arbitrator, who would be responsible for determining a ruling. Our team can help in these situations to make sure you are being represented in the best light possible.
To work with one of our experienced business litigation attorneys in Columbus who will work diligently to represent your case, give us a call at (706) 705-5777 or contact us online.