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St. Louis Business Litigation Lawyer

Business and Commercial Litigation

Litigating a business dispute can often get messy.

In many instances businesses or commercial entities litigate over disputes or issues that often arise from the obligations or duties set forth in the contract between the parties.

These contracts often involve a lot of money, and in many cases a number of parties could be involved, especially when the transaction involves commercial entities.

We have sorted through some incredibly complex cases, and our attorneys know the procedure and the caveats of trying commercial litigation cases.

Our litigation attorneys represent a number of participants in the commercial context, including:

  • borrowers,
  • lenders,
  • suppliers,
  • vendors,
  • purchasers
  • collection agencies,
  • other law firms,
  • manufacturers,
  • limited liability companies,
  • distributors,
  • corporations
  • other commercial entities.

Success in Litigation Comes from Preparation

So how do our attorneys obtain a successful outcome for our clients?

While the outcome of a case can never be guaranteed, we understand the importance of preparing for trial and the advantages of using every tool at our disposal.

Long before the jury is called in, lawyers are battling intensely in the trenches.  This includes discovery strategy, motion work, and any other litigation tactics you can implement into the case.

The attorney who prepares the most and dominates the discovery and motion phases of the case lays the groundwork for success at trial.

Success in the motion phase of the litigation gives the attorney and his client the opportunity to better proceed with their case because they will be able to introduce evidence without a problem or even win the case summarily in some instances.

Regardless, the discovery phase and motion work allow the attorneys to create leverage for their client or require the opposing side to produce evidence or admissions that can change the posture of the case.

Discovery documents and information are used as evidence. 

The important and relevant information (and documentation) obtained during the discovery phase of the litigation is used at the trial.

Without conducting discovery, the parties may be left with some unwanted surprises at trial.  For that reason, it is important to leave no stone unturned by thoroughly propounding discovery on the opposing party.

Motion Practice

Motions give the attorney the ability to limit the other side’s ability to present evidence or to limit the issues the opposition plans to argue.

There are thousands of types of motions that can be filed throughout the course of a case. A good attorney will learn the background and preferences of the judge to determine whether a motion is worth filing and whether that motion will be fruitful.

In circumstances where the motion will merely annoy the judge or will not accomplish any real objective, the attorney is best advised to refrain from preparing and filing such a motion—for several reasons, it saves the client money, and the attorney does not go into the courtroom to argue a losing motion.

Some lawyers have the philosophy that if you lose one motion, you are now associated as a loser in the eyes of the judge.

Those same attorneys believe you should only proceed with a motion if you believe there is a high probability for success. Otherwise, you are setting yourself up for failure in several other aspects of your case.

Conclusion

There are obvious advantages that accompany a knowledgeable and well-prepared attorney. As discussed above, adequate preparation and an aggressive, thought-out pre-trial strategy can be critical to the client’s success.

Our attorneys know how to prepare, and we’ll be intimately familiar with the facts and legal issues surrounding your case, and we’ll employ vigorous litigation techniques to defend the rights of your business.

If you have a dispute that arises out of a commercial transaction, and you need legal assistance, our attorneys are more than happy to advise or litigate, whatever the situation necessitates.

Please contact us today to discuss how to proceed.

St. Louis Commercial Litigation Attorney

Scales of Justice in the Boardroom

Litigation Lawyer

A litigator is a special breed of attorney. Litigation is the most adversarial, intense experience one can face when dealing with the law. That’s why litigators are so special.

To be a litigator you have to be forged through the rigors of heavy motion work and through the trial process.

While the trials you’ve seen on television or movies may seem interesting and exciting, the reality is that they are intense, stressful, and the slip of a tongue can cost thousands to millions of dollars.

But there are other things that can cost or save you thousands to millions of dollars also, and those things are motions.

Good Trial Lawyer v. Good Litigation Attorney

Litigation is not just arguing trials. True litigation attorneys have the ability to craft motions in a manner that limits the other side from asserting claims or defenses. The motion work can, at times, limit their recovery or narrow their case to prevent the admission of certain evidence or preclude damaging testimony.

A lawyer can file various motions throughout the various phases of the case to strengthen your position and limit unwanted evidence.  That’s why it’s important to have a competent St. Louis litigation attorney who can help you file the right motions to protect your rights.

This differs from a good trial lawyer who merely walks into the trial without knowing the contours of the landscape and simply “wings it.”

A good litigation lawyer knows the issues that may arise, is prepared to argue each of these issues with case law or statutes backing his position, and limits many of these issues from ever touching the jurors’ ears, all before the trial even begins.

To carry out such precision in the litigation game, the lawyer has to act with deliberated moves and a well thought-out strategy.

We have attorneys who are trained in doing that.

We represent many corporate clients including privately held companies, publicly traded companies, as well as individuals involved in a number of commercial litigation disputes.

We are capable of representing the foregoing entities and individuals in a number of settings and venues in Missouri, including in arbitrations, in state courts, in federal courts, and in front of administrative agencies.

With the ever changing political and legal environment, our attorneys rely on their technological and business acumen to assist and guide you in taking the necessary steps to protect your most prized possession–your business and the assets you have worked so hard to acquire.

Commercial litigation can be the gateway through which your business thrives or dies. That’s why it is important to find and hire an experienced commercial litigation attorney.

You can trust our attorneys to represent you and your company in a variety of different matters whether you are dealing with a contractual dispute, construction defect claim, partnership dispute, or other serious matter.

We have a wealth of experience litigating for and against commercial entities.

If you’re involved in commercial litigation and need an attorney, we have the resources to provide you an expeditious and competent defense, so you can spend your time focusing on your business and not on litigation.

Call one of our St. Louis Litigation Attorneys today!