Michael L. Feinstein, P.A.

Improving your chances for successful business litigation

It is the rare business that does not face a legal challenge from time to time. In fact, the more sophisticated your business, the more clients you deal with and the more substantial your contracts, the more likely you will run into disputes that may end up in court. When this happens, you will want every advantage for reaching a positive outcome.

A lawsuit can be time-consuming and expensive, so you will want to learn as much as you can about the process and what you can do to maximize your success in court. While it is certainly important to have all your facts straight and your documentation in order, sometimes, the smallest detail can have a profound effect on a civil trial. No matter if you are the plaintiff or the defendant, you can play a critical role in the outcome.

Tips for reaching your goals in court

Perhaps the best way to ensure a positive resolution is to avoid going to court altogether. In many cases, a business dispute can reach a satisfying resolution through mediation or arbitration. Each of these can be a more peaceful, less-expensive alternative to a trial. However, if litigation is in your future, you may want to keep these items in mind:

  • Even if alternative dispute resolution is not appropriate for your case, you may save time and money by mediating certain elements of your conflict, especially if they concern matters you wish to remain confidential.
  • It is important that you communicate plainly and firmly with your attorney so there are no misunderstandings about your goals for the case.
  • Take your attorney's advice under careful consideration since he or she may have far more experience in the courtroom than you do.
  • Do not hesitate to ask your counselor for explanations about anything that is confusing or unclear to you.
  • Fight hard for what you hope to accomplish, but be ready to recognize when your opponent offers a fair deal.

While these are generalities related to a trial in civil court, you will want to be certain that your attorney has solid experience in a Florida courtroom. With that experience, your attorney can advise you on what to expect and how you can positively affect your case through your words and actions. Having a skilled attorney at your side may provide the advantage you need to reach the most positive resolution possible for your case.

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