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Protecting your business is a multifaceted effort. There are lots of different situations that may threaten your company, and it is important to do everything in your power to ward off serious legal issues.
Although you may not need a full-time corporate attorney for your company, our business attorneys can work with you on any business litigation or legal matter that you may encounter. Working with our law firm gives you the legal resources that you need without the full-time payroll burden of an in-house attorney. Business law is extremely complicated, and it is in your company’s best interest to work with the business litigation attorneys at Axelrod & Associates.
Although our goal is to help our clients avoid litigation whenever possible, situations will arise where it is necessary to sue to recover money that is owed to your company or to defend lawsuits that are filed against you or your company in South Carolina courts.
Your Myrtle Beach civil litigation attorney at Axelrod and Associates is prepared to help you with all your business’s legal needs including:
When someone breaches their contract with you or your company, or if it appears that a breach is going to happen, it is critical that you act fast to protect your interests.
Breach of contract actions could arise from vendor agreements, purchase or sale agreements, operating and partnership agreements, or just about any contract that you have entered into personally or on behalf of your company.
If you suspect that the other party will breach their contract, even if it has not yet happened, there are steps that you can take to protect yourself like requesting written assurances, holding the other party in “anticipatory breach” of the contract, or renegotiating contract terms when appropriate.
Although your business should be covered by insurance and your insurance company will usually provide you with a civil defense to these claims, there may be situations where the insurance company is not looking out for your best interests or insurance does not cover a claim.
If you are not sure if your insurance company will defend a personal injury claim against your business or if you fear the insurance company is protecting their own interests at your expense, call your Myrtle Beach civil litigation attorney immediately to get advice from someone who is on your side.
When co-owners, partners, co-members, board members, or others involved in your company’s operations steal from the business or take other actions that are not in the company’s best interest, you may need to take immediate steps to protect your business and the shareholders.
Depending on the circumstances, you may need to notify the board of directors or shareholders, involve law enforcement, ask the court for an injunction to prevent further damage to the business, or sue the guilty party for breach of their fiduciary duties to recover any funds or assets that were lost.
Litigators handle courtroom legal issues. They are prepared to argue on your behalf in court and win over the jury and judge assigned to your case. However, courtroom litigation is not always necessary. When both parties agree that litigation is not required, a transactional lawyer sets out to develop a solution. It can be helpful to think of a transactional lawyer as someone who helps to prevent litigation from occurring by ensuring that everything is legal to begin with.
Corporate transactional lawyers help companies to develop contracts and oversee the signing of said contracts. They may also oversee financial transactions and other day-to-day operations that require a trained legal hand. Your corporate transactional lawyer may also handle trademarks, intellectual property, patents, copyrights, and other similar protective agreements that your business may need.
It is beneficial for all parties involved to avoid litigation when possible. Most corporate lawyers try to resolve issues through mediation and negotiation. However, if these tactics do not lead to a resolution, a corporate lawyer can go to court and argue your case. It is important to ensure that your potential business attorneys have experience in both transactional law and litigation if you believe that you may need both.
Litigation involves taking legal action against an individual, company, group, or other entity. Litigation attorneys will assemble the necessary paperwork, evidence, and arguments to bring a case forward for their client. A litigation department in a law firm may involve several attorneys working together to do this work. You may or may not need to engage in litigation as part of your issue resolution process.
Most corporate disputes fall under civil law. This means that one individual or business is bringing a case against another individual or business to seek a resolution to an issue. This is distinct from criminal cases where the government brings a case against an individual or business to enforce the law and punish those who are convicted of a crime. Most corporate attorneys handle civil law, although some may be trained in both.
Whether you are collecting an unpaid debt, defending against a lawsuit, or taking steps to protect your business interests from wrongdoing, your business litigation attorney at Axelrod and Associates will help you to navigate SC’s civil court system and help to ensure your company’s success.
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