Wednesday, May 8, 2013

COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS ATTORNEY


Clients who are seeking a commercial or business lawyer have a broad range of needs. Commercial and Business law includes both litigation and transactions, with degrees of specialization.

A transactional attorney generally deals with contract drafting. You need to be able to understand what the client wants to do, have the experience to advise them as to their rights and options for structuring the deal, understand the regulatory landscape (or be smart enough to say when you don't), anticipate and plan for potential problems, and effectively craft a contract.

A business litigation attorney may handle internal disputes, third-party claims, government or local issues, or anything else that might be before a court or other body.

There can be subspecialties within both litigation and transactions based on the industry, particularly in more regulated industries, or the type of litigation or transaction.

In my view, litigation and transactions complement each other. Litigation allows you to continually identify new issues and clarify existing ones, giving a better perspective when handling transactions. Handling transactions, on the other hand gives you a better perspective in litigation when attacking or defending a past deal.

I have represented a variety of small and midsize businesses. I do not have a single niche industry. I have significant experience with construction, housing, lending, and legal services.

I have substantial experience with shareholder/membership disputes; employment issues; collection, enforcement, or foreclosure proceedings; third-party claims; and some municipal and state issues.

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