New York City Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Navigating the complexities of commercial litigation in New York City demands more than just legal knowledge; it requires strategic insight and a deep understanding of our city's unique business landscape. At Jacobs P.C., our team of NYC commercial litigation attorneys is uniquely equipped to protect your interests and guide you through the intricacies of the legal process.

With decades of experience in New York City courts, our firm has a proven track record of success in a wide range of commercial disputes, from contract breaches and partnership disagreements to intellectual property disputes and complex business torts. Commercial litigation involves high stakes and significant implications for your business. Our commitment is to deliver aggressive yet strategic representation, relentlessly pursuing results that align with your unique goals and needs.

Whether you're a small business owner or a multinational corporation, we have the experience and resources to handle your case with the care, respect, and attention that it deserves.

If you need help resolving a commercial dispute, call our team of New York City civil litigation lawyers at (347) 952-7030.

What Is Commercial Law Litigation?

Commercial litigation refers to legal disputes between two or more businesses or individuals that arise out of commercial or business transactions. These disputes can be complex and time-consuming, often requiring the assistance of experienced commercial litigation attorneys to resolve them. In commercial litigation, the parties involved may be seeking damages or other forms of relief for losses suffered as a result of the dispute.

Key concepts that are often associated with commercial litigation include negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Many commercial disputes are settled through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration. However, some disputes require litigation, which involves going to court and having a judge or jury decide the outcome of the case.

Common Types of Commercial Disputes

There are several types of commercial disputes that are common in New York. These include breach of contract, intellectual property disputes, employment disputes, shareholder disputes, collections, fraud, and more.

Breach of contract is the most common type of commercial dispute. It occurs when one party fails to fulfil the obligations outlined in a contract. This can include failing to deliver goods or services, failing to pay for goods or services, or failing to meet other contractual obligations.

Another common type of commercial dispute involves intellectual property. This type of dispute involves infringement of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other types of intellectual property. These disputes can be particularly complex, as they often involve technical or scientific issues that require specialized knowledge.

Employment disputes arise when there is a disagreement between an employer and an employee regarding working conditions, compensation, or termination. These disputes can be particularly contentious, as they often involve issues that are deeply personal and emotional.

Shareholder disputes occur when there is a dispute between shareholders over company management or direction. These disputes can be particularly complex, as they often involve issues related to corporate governance, fiduciary duties, and other legal concepts.

The Role of Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Commercial disputes are an unwelcome disruption to your business. Our experienced team offers comprehensive legal counsel, advocating for your interests through negotiation, settlement, and, when necessary, stalwart courtroom representation.

But our role goes beyond resolving disputes. We proactively advise businesses on risk mitigation, meticulously reviewing contracts and legal documents to identify potential points of conflict before they escalate. We also offer guidance on best practices for dispute management, including strategies for resolution through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution methods.

The Commercial Litigation Process

  • Pre-litigation strategies: Businesses can attempt to resolve disputes before going to court through demand letters, negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation or arbitration.
  • Filing a lawsuit: If pre-litigation strategies fail, a lawsuit is filed. The plaintiff drafts a complaint, and the defendant responds with an answer.
  • Discovery & pre-trial procedures: This phase involves gathering evidence through discovery requests and depositions. Pre-trial procedures include motions to dismiss, summary judgment, and motions.
  • Settlement negotiations: Parties may engage in settlement negotiations before or during the trial to potentially resolve the dispute without a court decision.
  • Trial and appeals: If no settlement is reached, the case proceeds to trial. The losing party may have the option to appeal the decision.

If you're facing a commercial law issue, we have innovative and expedient solutions. Contact us online or call (347) 952-7030 today to speak with one of our New York City commercial litigation attorneys at Jacobs P.C..

Frequently Asked Questions

Providing You With Answers & Solutions
  • How long does a commercial litigation case typically take in NYC?

    The duration of commercial litigation in NYC varies based on the complexity of the case, the willingness of parties to negotiate, and court schedules. It could range from a few months to several years.

  • Can I resolve my commercial dispute without going to court?

    Yes, many commercial disputes in NYC are settled through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration, which can be more expedient and cost-effective than litigation.

  • What are the costs associated with commercial litigation in New York City?

    Costs can include attorney fees, court fees, costs for expert witnesses, and miscellaneous expenses like copying and filing. The total expense can vary widely based on the case's complexity and duration.

  • Can commercial litigation affect my business's reputation?

    Yes, commercial litigation can impact your business's reputation, especially if the dispute becomes public. It's important to manage litigation discreetly and with strategic public relations support.

  • Can I appeal a decision in a commercial litigation case?
    Yes, decisions in commercial litigation cases can be appealed to a higher court if there are grounds to believe that legal errors affected the outcome. However, appeals can be lengthy and costly.

Jacobs P.C.:Unparalleled Dedication in New York City Commercial Disputes

We empower New York City businesses to thrive amidst the city's dynamic and often unpredictable commercial landscape. Our seasoned attorneys, well-versed in the intricacies of local law and business practices, are your dedicated allies in navigating complex legal challenges.

Your success is our mission. Through convenient virtual consultations, we make expert legal advice accessible from anywhere in this fast-paced city, so that you're never caught off guard when commercial disputes arise.

We offer more than just legal support. We combine sharp legal acumen with a proactive, forward-thinking approach to commercial litigation, anticipating potential pitfalls and positioning you for success. Our commitment to "Confronting the Impossible" isn't just a motto—it's a promise to tirelessly protect your interests and pursue the best possible outcomes, no matter the obstacles. 

We Put Control Back in Your Court.

We are creative minds that think quickly, use well-balanced, reasoned legal judgment, and are caretakers of our clients' Confidences.

  • Boutique Legal Guidance
    We listen, internalize, and engage our clients’ needs with the utmost respect and care. We understand how scary and stressful this time can be and we help alleviate the burden.
  • Unmatched Legal Experience

    We have more than 100 years of combined experience. We are advocates for you, your business, and the outcomes you need. When you engage the firm, you're engaging an aggressive and intelligent set of attorneys.

  • Exceptional, Client-Driven Results

    When legal matters disrupt your business, the clock is ticking. At Jacobs P.C., no matter how insurmountable your business problem is, we work tirelessly to achieve results that matter to you.

Confront the Impossible Use Our Experience to Succeed
At Jacobs P.C., we are committed to achieving victory with unparalleled precision and drive.
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