Top Rated Business Litigation Lawyers Columbus, Ohio

Commercial disputes are complicated. They often involve complex business transactions, contracts, and more often than not, numerous parties. These disputes are some of the most difficult cases to litigate due to the voluminous number of exhibits and documents that must be collected, sifted through, summarized, and presented to the court. Our Columbus, Ohio business litigation law firm can help you make sense of these complexities.

Apart from the complexity of the facts, prevailing contractual law and remedies, especially under the uniform commercial code, are often misunderstood and misapplied. Businesses not appropriately advised by a competent Columbus breach of contract litigation lawyer can overestimate the net value of their case or inadvertently expose their company to unnecessary liability. Certain situations may require a non-breaching party to take actions to mitigate damages. In other instances, breaching parties can take a number of steps to mitigate potential liability by offering viable alternatives to its performance under a contract.

An experienced Columbus business litigation lawyer is necessary to navigate the complexity of Ohio and Federal procedures, discovery processes, and other deadlines and obligations. Our Columbus, Ohio commercial litigation lawyer has appeared in various courts throughout Ohio in business disputes, including the Common Pleas Courts of Franklin, Delaware, Harrison, Madison, and Lawrence Counties. Our Columbus, Ohio business litigation lawyer has also handled commercial disputes in Federal Court and in appeals in both the Tenth and Fifth Ohio Appellate Districts.

If your business has a potential dispute, it is never too early to involve a business litigation law firm in Columbus to provide competent legal advice and representation. Involving competent business litigation attorneys from the outset of a dispute often leads to a quicker (and believe it or not) cheaper resolution. This is because most cases settle before a lawsuit is filed or early in the litigation process.

Generally, most lawsuits are set on a one-year case schedule. Thus, in most cases, a litigant will not get its day in court until at least one year after filing a lawsuit. The twelve months preceding trial are filled with a series of written motions, usually asking the court for some type of judgment prior to trial, as well as requesting and exchanging information and documents during the discovery process. This is the reason litigating any case can ultimately cost tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. In a commercial litigation context, the cost of litigation often provides an incentive for both parties to engage in early settlement negotiations or mediation. Cases with a significant amount of money at issue are more likely to proceed to trial since the reward may be vastly greater than the legal costs.

Our Columbus commercial litigation lawyer can represent litigants in a number of general business cases, including:

 

  • Contractual disputes, including:
    • Technology and intellectual property disputes
    • Construction and renovation contracts
    • Mechanics’ liens
    • Employment contractual disputes
    • Real estate contracts
    • Commercial lease disputes
    • Defending claims under consumer sales laws, including the Consumer Sales Practices Act and the Home Solicitation Sales Act
    • Business ownership and partnership disputes
    • Other general contracts for goods and services

  • Employment litigation, including defending employers against a number of suits under federal and state law, including:
    • Sexual harassment claims
    • Wage and hour suits
    • Equal pay claims
    • Wrongful termination
    • Claims of discrimination
    • EEOC complaints
    • Other suits arising under Title VII, Age Discrimination Act, Equal Pay Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Ohio Civil Rights Act


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