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Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation differs from other civil litigation because it only involves business disputes. Though, to say only is an understatement because business litigation compromises any and all disputes that arise in a business setting, including but not limited to breach of contract, partnership disputes, and non-compete issues. Business disputes can be complex, and the litigation that arises from them can be cumbersome and involve endless discovery.

Having a competent and knowledgeable commercial litigation attorney is imperative to resolving any business dispute. The Texas business litigation lawyers at Berg Plummer Johnson & Raval, LLP are ready to handle your business dispute and are prepared to fight for you in court if the matter cannot be resolved through a settlement.

What Does a Commercial Litigation Attorney Do?

A commercial lawyer’s primary role is to choose the best legal option that will minimize the financial risks for your business. After establishing your claim’s potential, they can advise you on the best course of action. The lawyer handles all the legal matters on your behalf, from proof-gathering to the actual filing of a lawsuit and everything in between, including:

  • Drafting motions and pleadings
  • Conducting legal research to respond to opposing parties
  • Obtaining and exchanging information throughout the entire discovery process
  • Managing court proceedings and settlement negotiations

Our focused commercial litigation attorneys have training and experience in cases involving businesses. Our work can vary depending on whether we are representing a business or an individual, but regardless we are always working our hardest in order to resolve a business dispute.

Good business lawyers offer advice and pay close attention to their clients’ concerns and finances. To spare the client from court costs, we devise realistic alternative dispute resolutions and work toward settlements when possible and advantageous.

What is Commercial Litigation?

When one or more of the parties involved in litigation is a corporate entity (including a partnership), commercial litigation results. Commercial and corporate litigation, compared to conventional civil litigation cases, have similarities but also many differences.

The main distinction between commercial and corporate litigation and other types of litigation is the parties involved. Due to the involvement of corporations, the issues raised are frequently more complicated or specific than in other types of civil lawsuits. Depending on the number of parties involved or the types of parties involved, commercial litigation cases can brought in federal court as opposed to state court.

Contract disputes, contract breaches, shareholder disputes, breaches of fiduciary duties, and other claims emerging in a commercial context all fall under the umbrella of commercial litigation – and our team has experience successfully handling all of these types of claims and more. Our commercial litigators defend the interests of corporate clients in court, preparing the best possible legal defense.

Areas of Law a Commercial Litigation Attorney Can Help With

Commercial litigators handle a broad range of business legal matters. There is no such thing as a straightforward business conflict, yet disputes routinely occur. The best course of action when faced with a commercial disagreement, especially in its infancy, is to hire a commercial litigation attorney who can help resolve the matter before it becomes more complicated and/or expensive. A commercial litigation attorney will be able to help with all areas of business disputes.

Commercial Litigation in Today’s Business World

The climate for business litigation is continuously changing, so it must adjust. The commercial litigation industry must evolve as the industries it serves, the financial markets, and related technology change and evolve. High-tech businesses are expanding rapidly and contributing more to the expansion of the commercial litigation practice area. Due to the nature of the subject matter, these are the businesses most likely to take part in costly and increased lawsuits. When pursuing these litigation matters, it is frequently the company’s extremely valuable intellectual property, trade secrets, and/or contracts that are at risk.

Contact Berg Plummer Johnson & Raval, LLP for Commercial Litigation Matters

The Texas commercial litigation attorneys at Berg Plummer Johnson & Raval, LLP provide skilled counsel to a variety of clients, including both private persons and businesses in Houston, across Texas, and beyond. When necessary, we offer extensive services to make sure that our clients’ goals are achieved.

Contact us by phone at 713-526-0200 or fill out our online form to begin a discussion.

Breach of Contract

Business litigation may be required when a contract is breached or when its terms are contested. Legal contracts, especially business contracts, can be extremely complex, and litigation involves showing the intent and meaning behind a contract’s terms, examining the legality and enforceability of the terms, determining which provisions, if any, have been broken, and if so, determining what damages are owed or what other possible remedies are available.


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Partnership Disputes

No matter how cordial your business collaboration is, it’s likely that you will at some point need an attorney on your side. You should think about contacting an experienced partnership disagreement lawyer if you are beginning a partnership, have concerns about partnership issues, or have become embroiled in a dispute with your co-owners.

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Business Divorce

The phrase “business divorce” refers to discussions or legal actions intended to dissolve a privately held organization or end a business partnership between at least two participants. “Business divorce” is a broad enough concept that it covers disagreements that lead business partners to dissolve their partnership as well as circumstances when owners must separate due to retirement, illness, or liability issues. It also covers situations in which a company partner wants to alter the management team’s makeup. The Texas business divorce attorneys at Berg Plummer Johnson & Raval, LLP know how to properly handle a sensitive and/or complex business divorce and can make the process easier and smoother for all involved.

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A non-compete attorney will be one of the most knowledgeable people you can find about employment contracts. They can help with issues that arise concerning any form of employment contract or business contract. While in some industries non-competes are become less prevalent than they were in the past, more than 30 million people – or at least 18 percent of the American workforce – have an ongoing non-compete agreement with their place of employment. These cover a wide spectrum of employees, from janitors and dog walkers to CEOs in the financial services industry.


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Tell us how we can help

When you consult with Berg Plummer Johnson & Raval, LLP, an experienced Houston trial lawyer at our firm will engage you in a collaborative partnership. We understand the unique challenges associated with business and insurance disputes, and how to navigate them successfully and in a manner that accomplishes our clients’ objectives. Our practical, results-oriented mindset drives every facet of our legal representation. We are laser-focused on working towards the best possible solution for each client.

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