Understanding the Basics of Commercial Litigation

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When you run a business, the question is not if you will need a commercial litigation attorney, but when. Whether you are facing a shareholder or partnership dispute, a breach of contract claim, or a trade secret lawsuit, RKPT’s team of commercial litigators is here to answer the call. We provide sophisticated legal representation tailored to meet the needs of your business while remaining cognizant of your company’s bottom line and overarching business objectives.

What Is Commercial Litigation?

Commercial litigation refers to any lawsuit involving one or more business entities. Because commercial litigation typically involves disputes over business transactions, the issues involved tend to be more complex and specialized than other types of litigation. To succeed in a commercial litigation claim, you need a law firm that knows the law and understands your unique business needs.

RKPT's commercial litigation attorneys have extensive experience representing businesses at all phases of the business life cycle. We bring our specialized knowledge to bear on the most complex and pressing problems facing your business and work to develop creative solutions to solve the most challenging business problems.

Why Is Commercial Litigation Important?

If left unresolved, a commercial dispute can hamper your business’s development, damage its reputation, or result in substantial fines and other losses. A commercial litigation attorney seeks to resolve disputes in a way that will protect your business interests and is consistent with the company’s goals, values, and philosophy.

What Does a Commercial Litigator Do?

A commercial litigation lawyer possesses an in-depth understanding of the litigation process and applies that knowledge to disputes between businesses, or between an individual and a business. The commercial litigator will represent their client in court and can attend business meetings to advise owners, the board of directors, and other leaders on the status of an ongoing lawsuit or the likelihood that a potential business decision will result in litigation.

Commercial Litigation Examples

Commercial litigation covers a wide swath of business disputes. While this list is not exhaustive, some common examples of commercial litigation include:

  • Antitrust litigation
  • Bad faith insurance claims
  • Breach of contract lawsuits
  • Business torts
  • Consumer class action lawsuits
  • Construction litigation
  • Corporate litigation
  • Debtor or creditor actions
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Labor and employment claims
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation violations
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Real Estate and landlord/tenant issues
  • Securities litigation
  • Trade secret lawsuits
  • Unfair competition

These types of lawsuits all involve claims that arise between businesses, or between an individual and a business. All would best be handled by a commercial litigator.

Choose RKPT for Your Commercial Litigation Needs

The business world can be fiercely competitive, with each company searching for an advantage. The rules and regulations that apply to relationships between businesses are complex, and even the most experienced business owner needs knowledgeable and effective legal counsel and representation.

If your business has suffered harm because of the wrongful conduct of another business or individual, or if a competitor, employee, or former employee has violated the terms of an agreement, RKPT’s commercial litigation lawyers can help.

Our team of commercial litigators is well-versed in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation. We begin our representation by learning about your business and your goals, objectives, and expectations. Then we develop a strategy that will offer the best approach to maximize results.

Our veteran trial lawyers are sensitive to the frustrations and economic realities of commercial litigation. But when a lawsuit is the only option, we take an aggressive approach to protecting your business interests.

The commercial litigation attorneys at RKPT proudly represent businesses throughout greater Cincinnati and the midwest, including state and federal courts in Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky, and routinely appear in court, administrative proceedings, and alternative dispute resolution forums. Contact RKPT or call (513) 721-3330 today to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your situation and how we can help.