The first step in most business or commercial law actions is to clearly communicate and document the dispute with the other party, often through a demand letter. If needed, our attorneys can help you prepare and send a demand letter.
If the demand letter does not work in resolving the dispute to your satisfaction, filing a complaint with the appropriate court is usually the next step. Our team can help you determine where and how to file.
Answer Or Default
In most cases, the defendant has 20 days to file an answer to your complaint, which may include the defendant’s alleged defense to your claims. If no answer is filed, you will likely receive a default judgment.
Our team will work to collect all information and evidence relevant to your case, a process called discovery. This begins as soon as we take on your case but moves into high gear once the answer and any possible defenses have been filed.
Negotiation Or Mediation
Armed with the facts, our skilled attorneys will negotiate with the defendant and their legal team to reach a favorable settlement on your behalf. In some situations, mediation may be appropriate or possibly required by the court.
Settlement Or Trial
Most business law cases are able to settle outside of court, avoiding the time and cost of a trial. However, if going to court is necessary to defend your interests, our experienced litigators are ready to fight for you at every step.
Enforcement Or Appeal
All parties must comply with the terms of the settlement or court order. If the defendant does not comply, we can help you explore legal options for enforcement. When necessary, we can also help appeal unfavorable decisions.