Complex Business Litigation on a Contingent Fee Basis
All businesses prefer to avoid litigation. Most of the time, they are successful at avoiding litigation by utilizing preventative measures in their business practices, including ensuring all legal documents are carefully and properly written. Unfortunately, and regardless of a business’s best intentions to avoid litigation, all companies are involved in litigation at some time or another. In these instances, Wagner Reese can help. Our Indianapolis-based attorneys have years of experience working with businesses of all sizes to resolve complex legal issues.
Wagner Reese handles business litigation on behalf of Plaintiffs only where there is a significant amount of money at issue. If someone owes your company a large sum and efforts to resolve the dispute have failed, we step in and initiate litigation. We are aggressive trial lawyers who will use all the tools available to win your case, whether through trial or settlement. Our attorneys handle most types of business disputes including the following:
- Contract Disputes
- Shareholder Actions
- Breach of Contract Cases
- Fraud Cases
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty Cases
- Breach of Warranty
- Trust Disputes
- Buy-Sell Disputes
Small and Large Businesses In Need
According to Alix Partners’s 2014 Litigation and Corporate Compliance Survey, companies in the U.S. and Europe with annual revenues of $250 million or more are seeing significant increases in litigation, and resultant increased litigation costs. The most frequent types of disputes facing these companies are contract, intellectual property or patent infringement, accounting/financial reporting/disclosure, and insurance.
While large businesses may see a more constant stream of litigation, small businesses are often impacted by litigation in more varied ways. The United States Small Business Administration has found that litigation costs are much more likely to cause small organizations to modify the way they do business. In addition, there is often an emotional cost for these smaller businesses. Tighter networks, both within the organization and without, often mean small business owners are left feeling especially wary of both customers and employees when litigation is required.
Tired of Billable Hours?
At Wagner Reese, we understand the pressures faced by your business. We value the partnerships we build with our business clients, and we understand how frustrating it can be to shoulder the burden of litigation. We are confident in our expertise, our track record and our ability to provide you top-notch legal service. For this reason, we offer our business clients an alternative to the traditional billable hour. We work only on a contingent fee basis, allowing you to hire the highest quality attorneys who will fight for your business without sending you a bill each month.
Our Business Litigation Attorneys Will Fight For You
Our attorneys have across-the-board experience in business litigation, and we can achieve the results you seek in the below and other types of business disputes.
Contract Disputes and Contract Breaches
As mentioned previously, contract disputes are among the most common types of business litigation. Whether you are dealing with a breach of contract or an unwritten, poorly written, or unclear contract, our attorneys are ready to help with simple contract disputes or complex litigation.
This is a highly complex area of the law, and one in which the resolution can have an impact on relational, not just business, dynamics. For this reason, it is important to have strong legal representation ready to stand up for you and protect your business interests. It is always our hope to provide support for an amicable result in these relationship-bound disputes, but when litigation is necessary, Wagner Reese attorneys will work tirelessly and relentlessly to achieve your desired results.
Trust Disputes and Estate Litigation
Trusts are an increasingly popular planning option for Indiana families who own closely held businesses, and that has unfortunately meant an increasing number of trust disputes. Wagner Reese protects the interests of mistreated beneficiaries and ensures they receive what was intended when the trust was established. Whether your particular case deals with wills, trusts, guardianship, probate, or other issues, we have the expertise required to get the results you need.
These issues arise most often when there is an unclear or contested buy-sell agreement, or when there is no buy-sell agreement at all. All these possibilities can leave businesses at risk and put business owners in very awkward positions. It’s best to have a formal agreement that provides specific direction for exit and succession planning due to the death, divorce, or disability of a business partner; however, nearly three-quarters of business owners do not have these types of formal, documented plans.
Buying, selling, and developing commercial property requires a significant investment of a business’s resources. The process is usually a lengthy and complex one, and when disputes arise, costs can grow exponentially while the project is delayed due to land use or zoning issues, breaches of contract (buyers, seller, or lenders), safety and compliance issues, and/or general property transaction disputes. If your development deal fell through and you suffered damages, we may be able to help.
The lawyers at Wagner Reese will aggressively pursue those who damaged your business interests. Call us today for a free initial consultation: 888-710-9377.