Many businesses in New York occasionally need help handling legal disputes related to their operation. A New York commercial litigation lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can help your company resolve disagreements involving other businesses, third-party vendors, or your employees.
Whether your company is trying to resolve a dispute before it escalates into a lawsuit or receive strategic counsel on how to protect your interests, our commercial litigation attorneys can concentrate on your company’s legal issues while you operate your business.
Our NY Commercial Litigation Lawyers Handle Various Business Dispute Situations
The business world is full of challenges. Many business owners are focused on growing their companies and providing customers with excellent products or services. However, in the course of doing business, you may face legal challenges where you may want to turn to a commercial litigation lawyer for help.
Our Lawyers Put Your Commercial Interests First
Our commercial litigation attorneys offer a wide range of legal services to protect your company and its shareholders from legal challenges. Common situations where you may want an attorney to pursue and defend your interests include:
- Commercial disputes
- Shareholder and partnership disputes
- Intellectual property protection
- Contract disputes
- Real estate matters
- Collection matters
- Employment disputes
A commercial litigation lawyer in New York can step in to take over communication with other businesses or their legal representatives when they represent you. This allows you to focus your energies on successfully running your business. An attorney can also provide legal counsel for your business entity or corporation, no matter how big or small your business is.
Differences Between Commercial and Civil Litigation
Commercial litigation is a subset of civil litigation. Commercial litigation involves a dispute between two business entities of non-criminal nature. This can also include employee or contractor disputes with a business.
Businesses don’t have the same rights as citizens and fall under a different category of law compared to most civil litigation (e.g., personal injury). Thus, clients may choose to work with a litigation lawyer with experience in this area of law.
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Our Attorneys Help Businesses Navigate Contract Disputes and Litigation
One of the more common issues we see is contract disputes. Hiring contractors is more commonplace in today’s economy. This offers greater flexibility to businesses, but it also opens them up to greater liability to contract violations. Still, even with employees, businesses can get into contractual arguments involving:
- Payment disputes: Employees and independent contractors can start a dispute if there is confusion or disagreement about payment schedules and rates. Our lawyers may be able to resolve these disputes outside of court, which may also involve renegotiating payment contracts.
- Breach of contract: If one party breached their duties as written in the contractual agreement between your business and theirs, you may be entitled to file a breach of contract suit to hold them accountable. We can review your initial contract to see if the other party violated the terms and conditions written in it, then work toward negotiating a settlement for you.
- Contract drafting: In some cases, there may be errors in the initial contract, or the contract may need to be redrafted as circumstances change for a business. Our lawyers can resolve these contractual disputes and help you redraft a new contract that both parties can agree to.
- Fraud or coercion: If you or another party claims that coercion or fraud occurred when signing the contract, you can work with our legal team to investigate these claims. Whether you are claiming fraud/coercion or defending yourself from these claims, we can help gather evidence to support your case.
Morelli Law Firm would be happy to help explain the finer details of a contract before you sign. We want to help all involved parties come to terms over a dispute about an existing contract. Good contracts make good business relationships.
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We Can Protect Your Intellectual Property Through NY Commercial Litigation
You put time and effort into growing your business. However, all your hard work could be swept aside if a legal situation turns against you. For example, you may want to get legal help if you wish to protect any piece of intellectual property, such as:
- Trade secrets
A commercial litigation lawyer can step in if, for example, you discover someone is misusing one of your trademarks. The realm of intellectual property protection is growing and changing in response to the global economy and the freedom offered by the internet. Many individuals could misuse your intellectual property, even companies, and businesses from other countries.
If you are dealing with a breach of contract or any other contract dispute, our legal team may be able to assist you. You can also get legal support if you have been accused of breaking a business contract with another party.
We Can Work to Resolve Conflicts with Your Employees Through Litigation
Both small businesses and large corporations could come into conflict with employees and contract workers. A New York commercial litigation attorney may be able to help you handle a:
Wrongful Termination Case
Employers may be accused of wrongful termination. Employees have the right to not be fired for their:
- Religious beliefs
- Disability status
Sometimes, employers wrongfully terminate an employee. In other situations, an employee may claim they were wrongfully terminated when, in fact, they were let go for legitimate reasons.
Whistleblowers are employees who come forward to reveal an unlawful or dangerous secret about the business. In some cases, these individuals have a legitimate point to make. However, in other cases, they may present false information.
A commercial litigation lawyer can explain how state whistleblower laws, as written in LAB § 740, apply to your case.
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We Handle Commercial Litigation Cases Involving State and Federal Government
Sometimes, businesses come into conflict with the state or federal government. There are numerous reasons you may wish to contact a commercial litigation lawyer if you become involved in a legal dispute with a government entity, such as:
- Corporate tax evasion charges
- Security fraud
- Bad faith claims
- State statutory claims
Note that this list only features a few examples of the many legal disputes that may involve businesses and the government. If you are facing any conflict with the state or federal government regarding the way you operate your business, you can work with our New York commercial litigation lawyers to build your case.
Cases Involving Foreign Governments or Businesses
Our commercial litigation team can provide legal assistance to domestic and foreign businesses with interests in New York. A grasp of U.S. and international law may even allow your lawyer to help with commercial litigation cases that cross national boundaries.
A commercial litigation lawyer can look into the business laws of the foreign party’s country and develop strategies to negotiate a settlement for both parties.
Our New York Commercial Litigation Lawyers Maintain Confidentiality with Clients
The New York State Unified Court System’s Rules of Professional Responsibility strongly protect confidentiality and attorney-client privilege. No court or anyone else can force your commercial litigation lawyer to disclose private conversations. Your lawyer could actually lose their license and face professional consequences if your trust is compromised.
Your commercial litigation attorney in New York should be honest with you as well and candid about your legal issues. With the good and bad news, a lawyer can take action.
Many Types of Businesses Can Engage in Commercial Litigation Cases
Businesses that may work with commercial litigation attorneys in New York are diverse. They can include:
- Private lenders
- Higher education institutions
- Telecommunications companies
- Pipeline companies
- Construction companies
- Publicly traded corporations
- Closely held entities
All commercial litigation matters are typically assigned to a partner in a law firm. That partner, working with one or more associates, is actively involved in the case and is available to address all questions and concerns.
Free Consultations with a NY Commercial Litigation Lawyer
With years under our belt practicing business law, our attorneys at Morelli Law Firm have a vast knowledge of different substantive business-related issues. We provide legal representation at cost-effective rates for our clients’ cases.
We understand that efficiency and cost-effectiveness are important to successfully resolving any legal issue. To find out more about how one of our New York commercial litigation lawyers can represent you and get results, call us today at (212) 751-9800. We offer prospective clients a free, no-obligation consultation.