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Alternative dispute resolution and commercial agreements

Feb 23, 2017

There are many types of commercial disputes that companies may be faced with over the course of doing business. When a business is facing a dispute in a commercial context, such as a breach of contract or a disagreement between shareholders, a commercial litigation lawyer will protect your interests and guide you through the resolution process.

Your lawyer, for instance, may advise you to include dispute resolution mechanisms within your commercial agreements. Provisions like mandatory mediation or binding arbitration offer an alternative way to settle business disputes than the pursuit of litigation.

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Topics: Commercial Litigation

Protecting Your Business From Litigation, Are You Under-Insured?

Feb 2, 2017

Litigation brought against a business can have serious financial consequences. For small businesses, one civil litigation claim may be enough to put the owner out of business. That is why insurance is so important to business owners; it helps protect them when paying out damages and sometimes it covers associated legal fees as well.

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Topics: Commercial Litigation

Understanding the most common types of commercial litigation

Dec 29, 2016

Understanding the risks and types of disputes your corporation or company may be subjected to over the course of doing business is important. To further protect your business, you should seek the advice of a commercial litigation lawyer to help you to minimize your liability.

Commercial litigation is considered a legal business conflict and covers many types of disputes that arise in business transactions, the most common types of commercial litigation are explained below.

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Topics: Commercial Litigation

How can a business go bankrupt?

Nov 24, 2016

If your business is having financial difficulties and is unable to to pay its debts, you may need to consider filing for bankruptcy. First you should consider alternatives to bankruptcy like selling your assets, consolidating your loans or choosing to work with a trustee. If your finances feel out of control, declaring bankruptcy might be the direction your business needs to take, before that happens it’s important to understand exactly how a business can go bankrupt and, if you’re the business owner, how that may affect you personally.

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Topics: Commercial Litigation

What issues in a contract frequently give rise to dispute?

Sep 29, 2016

Contracts are legally binding agreements between two or more parties, which creates legal obligations to do or deliver certain goods or services from one party to another. Contracts, if not reviewed, adhered to or drawn up correctly with the help of a contract lawyer, can result in disputes between parties. In Ontario, disputes can be settled or resolved in court through the guidance of a litigation lawyer.

Understanding the issues in a contract that may give rise to dispute, will help your company lower its corporate liability.

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Topics: Commercial Litigation

What are my alternatives to starting a lawsuit?

Aug 30, 2016

If you intend to bring a claim against another party, you need to retain a lawyer to advise you on your legal rights. Before you sue, you may want to consider the alternatives to starting a lawsuit.

Going to trial is not only expensive, but time consuming. There are a number of alternative ways to resolve your dispute before you start a court case you may want to consider negotiation, mediation or arbitration.

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Topics: Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation

The process of litigation in Ontario Small Claims Court

Jul 28, 2016

 

Litigation refers to legal disputes between two or more parties when the dispute is non-criminal in nature. In Ontario, litigation follows a well-defined process. A litigation lawyer will be well-versed in this process, seen below, and their role within each stage.

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Topics: Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation

How to prepare to meet with your Niagara commercial litigation lawyer

Jun 28, 2016

Litigation law refers to legal proceedings between two opposing parties. Commercial litigation refers to business disputes, and these disputes are often settled by a negotiated agreement between commercial litigators representing the parties. Typically these cases involve contractual disputes, and can be local, national or international in nature.

To prepare to meet with a Niagara lawyer in regard to a commercial litigation matter you will first need to understand your specific type of dispute and then prepare any necessary documents.

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Topics: Commercial Litigation