1. What is corporate litigation?
Any type of business, large or small, may encounter a dispute or other problem that leads to legal proceedings. Corporate and business litigation is not necessarily one business suing another – although it can be. These legal proceedings also include taking steps to avoid litigation. Generally, the term refers to any process our experienced attorneys take to help your business resolve this matter in the best way possible.
2. Do I have a case?
The only way to know if you have a case is to contact our attorneys in Norfolk and Omaha. With decades of combined experience, we have the relevant knowledge to determine if you have a case. We handle a wide array of business claims, including those related to:
- Wage and hour disputes
- Wrongful termination
- Labor disputes
- Contract disputes
- Disputes with landlords
- Real estate issues
- Land use regulations and zoning
- Compliance with federal and state regulations
- Corporate tax compliance
- Disputes with shareholders
- Disputes regarding succession plans
This list is not exhaustive. If you are with a business or corporation facing what you think may be a legal matter, call our law firm. We will provide clear, honest answers about the situation in front of you, and let you know what your options are for resolving the issue.
3. How long will it take to resolve my case?
We understand our clients want to minimize the impact the legal proceeding has upon their business. We know that means you are concerned about time, efficiency and cost, as well as the actual outcome of the proceedings. Our business attorneys take your priorities seriously and your goals are important to us.
It's impossible to say how long it will take to reach resolution without first reviewing the details of your situation. We'll then be able to provide an estimated timeline, or at least set expectations for how things are likely to proceed. With these estimates in mind, you can make an informed decision about what you want to do next.
4. Are there alternatives to a lawsuit?
Alternative dispute resolution may be an option in your case. These methods can save time and money, and are therefore preferred by many business owners. The two most common ways of doing this are mediation and arbitration.
Although mediation and arbitration have the same goal – to resolve the legal matter fairly while avoiding court – the processes are different. An arbitrator (or panel of arbitrators) hears evidence and testimony, then decides the outcome. A mediator facilitates the discussion between both parties in order to reach a resolution, and all parties must be in agreement.
Mediators and arbitrators are neutral third parties. The decision may or may not be binding, depending on the circumstances. In arbitration, parties usually agree ahead of time that the decision will be binding. Mediation decisions are usually non-binding and allow for moving on to other proceedings if an agreement cannot be reached.
Contact Our Experienced Nebraska Business Lawyers
If you think your corporation can benefit from the representation of an experienced business litigation attorney, please contact Copple, Rockey, & Schlecht at 402-371-4300. Our law firm has offices in Omaha and Norfolk, and we proudly advocate on behalf of business owners from across the region.