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Understanding the Basics of Business Litigation
At our firm, we understand that your intellectual property and business endeavors are personal to you. In the event that another individual or business should attempt to break a contract, fraudulently deceive you or enter into a dispute with your company, we believe that you have the right to fight back. We want to assist you in making the next move against your opponent by providing you with exemplary legal services.
In addition, our goal is that you are educated on the various aspects of business litigation prior to entering into any form of legal action. Below we have listed out some of the most common inquiries we have received along with our knowledgeable answers. If you have further concerns, do not hesitate to get in touch with our office,
What is business litigation?
The field of business litigation focuses directly on matters of the law related to business. It provides guidelines, stipulations and legal guidance for companies, partnerships, organizations and corporations on how to run their business. Additionally it gives these different groups the ability to mediate through issues of conflict that may occur within their company by detailing out various laws that pertain to contracts, non-compete agreements and trademarks.
How do I know if litigation is the right option?
Every case is different and cannot be determined without the guidance of a competent lawyer, but arbitration or mediation may be a valuable option. In many cases, however, the issues are too complex and impossible to come to an amicable agreement between the two parties.
When a lawsuit is filed against another company or partner, a settlement may be reached prior to going to trial. It is vital that the case still be prepared to go to litigation in the event that the counsel on the opposing side takes a close look at the details of your case. He or she may encourage their client to simply settle rather than go through with litigation if they believe you have a solid defense.
How long will the litigation process take?
This can be entirely dependent upon the issue at stake. If it is a more complicated and involved issue that requires extreme negotiations with stubborn parties, it could take months or even years to resolve the situation. When there are more than two parties involved in the conflict, this can also be an additional factor causing the case to take longer than usual. Having a Los Angeles business litigation lawyer on your side can certainly help speed up some of the legal procedures and can inform you of the progress throughout every step of the way.
What does a non-compete agreement do?
Often times when employees get hired on with a company, they are required to sign a non-compete agreement which states that they will not leave to go work for the company's competitor. It is a form of refraining from unfair competition in the workplace. These agreements are set up to help keep trade secrets, ideas, or technological advancements safe within the business that created them. If an employee violates this contract, they are guilty of a breach of contract.
What is a breach of contract?
Anytime that an individual within a company is hired, a partnership is formed or external services are rendered for a particular business there is some form of contract. This legally binding agreement determines the business practices that the individual or company will adhere to while the contract is in place. If one party breaks any part of that agreement, it is considered a breach of contract. This may involve a myriad of things but typically involves one person or group not keeping up their end of the deal.
How can an attorney help a business owner with a dispute?
When a business owner is facing a contract dispute or having trouble with a commercial transaction, our firm has extensive experience to bring to bear in your defense. Having successfully represented clients against Fortune 500 companies, large banks and credit bureaus, we understand the nature of business litigation and provide our clients with our extensive skill as trial attorneys.
Why do I need an attorney?
Many individuals and businesses face tough and complex circumstances in their daily lives where they feel they have been wronged or an injustice has occurred. They may feel they have no recourse. With the help of The Mirkhan Law Firm, we can provide you with legal representation that can fight to recover the damages you are entitled to based on the situation you may be facing. As legal professionals, we can honestly advise you as to the merits of your case and proceed with the correct legal strategy.
Get the Legal Help You Deserve from a Los Angeles Attorney
If your organization has encountered any form of business issues, get in contact with our firm right away. We can carefully look over all aspects of your case and determine if litigation is the correct step for you to take. With the experience and qualifications of our lead attorney, Mr. Mirkhan, we can pursue necessary legal measures to make sure that your property is protected. Contact our office today at (310) 504-1884 for assistance!