Protecting Your Business Interests With a Business Litigation Attorney
Being a business owner comes with a long list of responsibilities, and protecting your company against litigation and the destruction of reputation that comes with it is one of your main obligations. Not only can litigation severely damage your company’s reputation and standing within your industry, it can be financially devastating. You’ve worked hard to build up your business’ success—now find out how a business litigation attorney in Southern California can help you preserve it.
The team at the Law Offices of Robin D. Perry & Associates has gone up against all sorts of business challenges in informal negotiations and in the courtroom. Let us use our knowledge and experience to meet your needs. Call us at 562-216-2944 to set up a consultation with our team now.
What Business Litigation Attorneys Do
Business litigation attorneys have the experience and knowledge needed to identify and address potential legal issues, which helps business owners keep them from becoming actual legal issues. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your business litigation lawyer can review contracts, professional agreements, business protocols, employee documentation, and compensation plans. They do this from a unique angle, asking “How could this be used against my client?” By anticipating how someone could misuse or take advantage of a current business practice or contract, your attorney gives you the opportunity to fix the error before the worst case scenario actually happens. So, as it turns out, a big part of a business litigation lawyer’s job is to prevent litigation entirely.
However, disputes are bound to arise, no matter how careful you are about your protocols and policies. When that happens, your business litigation lawyer will jump into expert negotiator mode. In this situation, their goal is to secure a fair and favorable outcome via informal negotiations or mediation and avoid litigation. This is a careful balancing act—pushing too hard for what’s best for you can cause the other side to shut down negotiations and go straight to litigation, while immediately capitulating to whatever they want will give up all leverage you currently have.
If litigation is inevitable, your attorney will be a fierce advocate for your company in the courtroom. They will oversee every single aspect of your case, from legal documents, investigative work, evidence collection and analysis, and argument construction. This is one area where their knowledge of business laws and regulations will really shine.
The Benefits of Hiring a Business Litigation Attorney
Perhaps the main benefit of hiring a business litigation attorney is that they can see potential issues where all you see is opportunity. Consider the cobra effect and how it may relate to your business—when India was under British rule, the British government set a bounty for every dead cobra people brought in. This was an attempt to fix the huge number of venomous cobras in Delhi. Instead of simply decreasing numbers, this incentive led some to breed these venomous cobras specifically to kill them and turn them in. When the program was terminated because of this, the snakes were released and the cobra population actually increased. As a business owner, it’s easy for you to see the potential to end the cobra problem—your business litigation lawyer will see the potential for cobra breeding and help you avoid it.
As a business owner, you likely have a strong emotional tie to your business. This can make it difficult to make strategic and objective decisions every time. However, your business attorney does not have any such emotional ties; they can take a birds’ eye view of the problem at hand and offer careful, objective advice that considers all the elements at play.
Hiring a business litigation attorney can also save your business a substantial amount of money over time. When litigation is inevitable, there are often hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars at stake. Should your business be faced with this situation, you don’t want to question your choice of legal counsel—you want someone you trust to advocate for you in every way possible.
Explore Your Legal Options With the Law Offices of Robin D. Perry & Associates
Regardless of what type of business you own or how far away you are from your final goal, it’s never the wrong time to reach out to a business litigation attorney. Our business litigation lawyers will take a proactive approach to protecting the future of your business—and with it, your dreams. Set up a time to talk now by calling us at 562-216-2944 or reaching out online.
Attorney Robin D. Perry has been part of the Long Beach Community for over 25 years handling business litigation, employment litigation and advising, criminal defense, personal injury and code enforcement defense for businesses.