When a small business is still in its growth stage, a legal dispute can threaten its future viability. Said another way, a start-up venture or small business often cannot afford to defend against small business litigation. For that reason, a small business needs to understand its exposure to liability.
Our law firm has experience helping small businesses understand their options when disputes arise. In some cases, steps might be available to help protect the business’ financial interests and ongoing business activities. Since we have represented small businesses in pretrial and trial contexts, we can evaluate the litigation hazards posed by a particular dispute.
We also understand how both federal and Colorado state laws apply to various aspects of small business operations. For example, non-competition clause disputes are essentially a creature of Colorado contract law. Other business litigation matters, such as intellectual property disputes arising over trademark or copyright infringement claims, may involve federal laws and a forum in federal court.
Our law firm has trial experience and is comfortable providing strong advocacy to clients at all stages of a lawsuit. We also know that there are pre-trial strategies available. For example, it may be possible to dismiss certain claims from a case before it reaches the courtroom. If a subpoena was served, there may be defenses available that could result in the subpoena being quashed.
In other situations, it may make sense to mitigate losses by engaging in settlement discussions or taking other precautions. Our litigation experience will inform that decision. Of course, when prevention strategies have failed and settlement talks have broken down, we also have the experience to provide strong advocacy in the courtroom.
Check out our website page on small business litigation to learn more about our practice.