Georgia Business Litigation Lawyers

With Offices in Statesboro and Springfield

If you have run into an issue related to your business that requires litigation, you are likely feeling stressed. It doesn’t have to be a stressful process when you hire one of our Statesboro business litigation lawyers. We can help you through an array of issues. Call us today to get started!

Georgia Business Litigation Lawyers

With Offices in Statesboro and Springfield

If you have run into an issue related to your business that requires litigation, you are likely feeling stressed. It doesn’t have to be a stressful process when you hire one of our Statesboro business litigation lawyers. We can help you through an array of issues. Call us today to get started!

Georgia Business Litigation Lawyers

Georgia Business Litigation Lawyers

With Offices in Statesboro and Springfield

If you have run into an issue related to your business that requires litigation, you are likely feeling stressed. It doesn’t have to be a stressful process when you hire one of our Statesboro business litigation lawyers. We can help you through an array of issues. Call us today to get started!

Testimonials

“You helped me restore my faith in so much that looked bleak and decrepit. Along this bumpy road, my lovely daughter is safe, and home, and starting to find peace again…Thank you. All the pieces unfolded and fell into place through a progression only the Lord could have planned. But the people who fulfilled his plan did it through greatness and kindness and strength. In my opinion you and Martha have done Gods work and the Judge came through! I am indebted to you both. Please understand, I can be a force and support as well. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. I still have a long way to go…so I hope that statement is true. My commitment to be there for you is equally strong. It will be a tough journey. I Pray. You guys are amazing. Thank you for everything.”

BONNIE GRINGER

“We were referred to Mike Hall by a friend who told us that if they had used him in the beginning, they would have had a lot better result. Using Mike ourselves, we have had the same experience. Mike is very personable and gave us some very wise council. We could tell he was trying to help us. We have used him for several issues that have come up, and he has always handled them in a professional and timely manner. He is quick to answer emails or phone calls, and takes his time answering all of your questions. We are very pleased with his services and would highly recommend him to anyone who has a legal problem.”

LYNN & PAM KELLEY

“After a two and a half year battle, my son and I got the justice we longed for. The only quality that I didn’t like about Paige was that she was patient. Which, is a very good quality to have. However, hindsight being 20/20, I’m glad she was so patient. Paige and Ashley (her paralegal) were always in communication with me, and responded in a timely and appropriate manner. When opposing counsel started her antics and attempted to berate and take Paige’s eye off the prize, she didn’t allow it. I sincerely appreciate all they did for me and my son. I know my circumstances were extreme, but Paige looked out for the two of us. I highly recommend the law group, and will always be indebted to them.”

DUSTIN SHAW

“This review is in regards to how attorney Martha Hall handled my cases. Before Martha Hall, I was taken advantage of in family court in Jefferson County and Effingham County with sub par attorneys that resulted in rulings that were unfair to me and created headaches and financial difficulties. I experienced three attorneys before Martha Hall. I never felt that I had equal representation in the courthouse, until I discovered Martha Hall. Since I have hired Martha Hall, I have had equal or better representation and my cases have closed with fair rulings. This is solely a result of having Martha Hall as my attorney. I will not change thus moving forward if I need any legal services. She is worth every penny.”

KEN GIBSON

“I just have to say the professionalism and conduct of the Hall and Hall attorneys was fantastic from the time we walked in the door. We met Sarah then Mrs. Martha Hall. They were all very attentive and compassionate. Kara, our paralegal, was always there for us. She was always there via email or phone contact. We had a very sensitive legal case and Mrs. Martha Hall walked us through it with compassion and professionalism. I cannot say enough good things about this group or thank them enough for doing what needed to be done.”

MYA AND DEAN CAPE

Defining Business Litigation

If you are involved in a dispute that is a legal matter related to a business and that is not criminal in nature, it is going to be a business litigation case. With business litigation, it can involve a number of issues for which you may need to hire one of our Statesboro business litigation lawyers, including but not limited to:

  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud
  • Non-compete agreement problems
  • Disputes about intellectual property

You may need the help of a lawyer for a number of reasons when you have a business. Further, there are a wide variety of businesses who might need to deal with litigation. If you feel you are in need of the help of one of our Statesboro business litigation lawyers, please give us a call right away.

Breach of Contract

Every day, people are signing contracts and agreeing to things. It is just natural that there is going to be someone who goes against what they contracted. Breach of contract, therefore, happens. Contracts usually have ways to fix breaches when they happen. When there is not a readily available solution to the breach of contract, that is usually when it is best to reach out to one of our Statesboro business litigation lawyers.

We offer a lot of help when there has been a breach of contract. Give us a call so we can help you deal with this. You want to be sure you have the right lawyer on your case who can handle it well.

Disputes about Fraud

Fraud in business tends to happen when there is lying, misrepresentation of information or the hiding of info. You may have a need for litigation if a business is fraudulent, an employee is fraudulent, or there are operations that are fraudulent.

You wouldn’t want to handle fraud without the help of a lawyer because fraud disputes can be really complicated. They require that you have a lot of experience with similar cases to do them the right way.

There is a lot involved in fraudulent behavior with businesses that range from civil to commercial litigation including:

  • Falsification
  • Omitting information
  • Concealing information

When there is fraud, there can be serious repercussions, such as lost money, damage to reputations, and more. If you are dealing with fraud, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Statesboro business litigation lawyers right away. We will do the necessary investigation and handle things the right way from the very beginning.

Every business could potentially be a victim of fraud and should brace for that possibility. The Statesboro business litigation lawyers at Hall & Navarro want to use their skill and knowledge to help business with issues involving fraud.

Non-Compete Agreement Problems

If you need help with issues involving non-compete agreements, we’re here to help. This type of litigation can happen fast. It can be really challenging for the business which is why it is key to have a strong plan in place before any litigation actually begins.

When non-compete clauses are made, they need to be strong and ready to be enforced in order to protect the business. Our Statesboro business litigation lawyers are here to help you with any legal guidance you need. If you cannot avoid litigation, we will be there to help you every step of the way.

Disputes about Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is something that encompasses a lot of different things. It typically involves creative material. The types of intellectual property include:

  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Trade secrets
  • Patents

The job of our Statesboro business litigation lawyers when dealing with intellectual property is to do due diligence in reviewing the details. Many times with businesses, they don’t know about what of their intellectual property needs to be protected. We are happy to help guide businesses and give them advice about what of their intellectual property should be protected.

You can get advice, protection, and enforcement for your intellectual property from our Statesboro business litigation. We can help you get the litigation assistance that you need.

Frequently Asked Business Litigation Questions

What causes business litigation What causes business litigation?

I had a client the other day come by with a case involving a breach of contract where he delivered a certain amount of product to a company and that company didn’t pay. We demanded payment. That other company came back with arguments to say why they did not pay. They were, of course, maybe not relevant, not proper. Sometimes, there’s an honest difference of opinion. Sometimes, you have people who just breach your contract and try to not pay what they were obligated to pay. The reason for business litigation can vary. Sometimes, it’s an honest dispute and sometimes it’s not an honest dispute but just a way to avoid making payment. Whatever your case might be, I would be happy to talk to you more about that and try to resolve the issue in an expeditious and efficient manner for you. Thank you.

What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?

I had a client the other day ask me about what mediation was and what the differences between mediation and arbitration are. Mediation is a settlement conference, typically conducted by a mediator who then consults with both parties, separates the parties, and discuss the pros and the cons on both sides of the case to try to bring the parties to a middle ground, where they both are satisfied. That’s called a mediation. That can be either court ordered or voluntary. Arbitration is a totally different animal. Arbitration is where you basically have a judge who sits, maybe not a sitting judge but a person, a lawyer or an engineer or someone who’s an expert in that case who sits as the fact finder, sits as the jury, and present evidence and cross examine witness, just like you would in high court. That arbitrator makes a decision that is binding on both parties. Mediation is a settlement conference. Arbitration is basically a hearing in front of an individual or a set of individuals who make a binding decision in the case. If you have any other questions concerning arbitration or mediation, please give us a call.

What steps should I take if my business partner breached out contract?

I had a client the other day bring me a contract that he had with an ex-partner and he claimed that the ex-partner had breached the contract. The first step that you always would take in a breach of contract is to bring it to a qualified attorney who knows contract law. You look at what remedies you might have, what your rights are, and what the steps that need to be taken to preserve your rights in the event of litigation are. Hopefully, by bringing it to the proper attorney, that you can work it out pre-litigation any issues. The whole purpose of business litigation is to try to resolve things in an expeditious manner and in a manner that you can afford. If you have any questions, please give me a call.

What types of business disputes does your firm handle?

We are often asked what kinds of business dispute cases we take in Georgia. A short list of those type of cases would be any sort of contract dispute, whether it be a business construction case, a breach of a settlement vehicle, or breach of a settlement house. It could be breach of a settlement produce. We handle any sort of business commercial type of case. Anything that deals with a contract and a dispute on what the terms of the contract provided for and what should have been done and what was not done is what I would call a business commercial litigation. That is an area in which we specialize. If you have any questions concerning a case of that sort, please give us a call.

When do I need a business litigation lawyer When do I need a business litigation lawyer?

I had an individual call me the other day asking about a business question. My suggestion to him was that he create a relationship with a business litigation attorney. When business litigation questions come up, you then have an attorney who is familiar with your business and your types of enterprises that could direct you as to how to draft up a license, a contract, or employment contracts. Getting a trusted advisor early on would be very critical in running a business. If you have any further questions, please give us a call.

Are there any alternatives to litigation?

One of the questions that we are always confronted with is what the alternatives to a litigation are. Most litigations settle outside of court— say, 95%. Yes, there are many options, such as negotiations between the parties, negotiations between the attorneys, court ordered mediation, and voluntary mediation. Sometimes, cases are settled during discovery. Yes, there are many options to avoiding a natural court hearing in a business litigation case. The main idea in any business litigation case is to control the cost and maximize the outcome for your client. If you have any questions, please give me a call. Thank you.

Can my business dispute be settled outside of court?

Many times, clients bring us business disputes and ask us whether or not that dispute can be settled outside of court. The reality of the situation is 95% of business disputes, are settled outside of court. They may be through court ordered mediation, maybe voluntary mediation and maybe some negotiations, or maybe after discovery. Very few business disputes actually go through a court hearing or a jury trial. If you have any questions, bring it to us. We’ll be happy to look through the case with you.

Do I need a business attorney or can I settle this dispute on my own?

Many times, a client will ask us whether they need an attorney to handle a business dispute or whether they can resolve it themselves. To answer that question, you have to look at each individual issue. My overall suggestion to business owners is that they need to have an attorney they trust in their business at all times so that if they need to bounce off an idea or a problem or a solution, they can then pick up the phone and ask the attorney his advice. Each situation is different. You have to look at each situation and what the ramifications of trying to settle it yourself are or whether you need a business litigation attorney to handle it for you. Each situation is different. I would suggest if you have a question, then the proper course would be to contact an attorney to see whether or not it merits the involvement of an attorney. If you have any questions, please give me a call.

How do I choose the right business litigation attorney?

People sometimes come to us and ask us how to choose a business litigation attorney. A business litigation attorney is different from every other type of attorney out there. A business litigation attorney has to have the experience in business, has to have the experience in looking at the file and deciding how is the best way to get the best result because business deals are dollars and what we’re looking at is not feelings, not injuries. We’re looking at what is the best dollar outcome for the client and how is the best way to get that dollar outcome obtained for the client. If you have any additional questions concerning business litigation, please give me a call.

How long does litigation usually take How long does litigation usually take?

Many times, a client will come to us and ask us how long litigation will take. That’s a Pandora’s box. You really never know. What you try to do in every business litigation case is resolve it as quickly and as efficiently for the client as you possibly can depending on the parties and the attorneys that are involved. Sometimes, cases will resolve really, really quickly, say, within 30 days of actually filing suit. Sometimes, it may take two or three years. The whole push always through every litigation is to try to resolve it in a manner most efficiently for the client and to receive the best outcome for your client. If you have any questions, please give me a call.

What are the rules on altering contract terms?

I had a client who brought me a case the other day and asked what the rules were for altering contract terms in Georgia. That answer is a very simple: the same as making a contract— both parties have to agree. You would need to read through the terms of a contract and most contracts will require both parties to agree to a change of terms. If you have any questions concerning the interpretation of contract, please bring the case to us. We’d be happy to sit down with you and discuss your particular situation.

Call Our Statesboro Business Litigation Lawyers Today

Legal issues involving your business can be so overwhelming to deal with. You don’t want to have to deal with it all by yourself, and you shouldn’t have to! Our Statesboro business litigation lawyers are here to help you. Please don’t hesitate to call us today. We can guide you through this tough time.