Whether you’re an entrepreneur running a small business or the leader of a middle market enterprise, chances are that at some point, you’ll need to defend against a lawsuit. With a little preparation and the proper legal team behind you, you’ll be able to respond to that inevitable summons and complaint with confidence instead of panic.
There are many legal options available for businesses that find out they are being sued. The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC are experienced in working with leaders of businesses of all sizes to determine which corporate defense tactic best positions the company to minimize damage and bring about a positive result.
In the unfortunate event that your business is sued, we will carefully evaluate your case and identify the important details that will drive our collaboratively-developed defense strategy. We will work with you to gather all the documents, facts, and other information to build the strongest case possible. From there, our business attorneys will develop a plan and guide you through its execution every step of the way.
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The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC have the experience and the knowledge to work with you to develop a legal solution that helps you accomplish your goals.Speak With an Attorney
At the outset of every commercial litigation engagement, we take a hard look at the case and assess your strengths, weaknesses and your goals. Based on your desired outcome, and the strength of the case, we will prepare a budget for you to use as a guide to the case. However, we caution that cost may be determinative by the actions taken by the opposing side and therefore, may be significantly higher if the opponent actively litigates the case.
Right away. There is a time limit for responding to a summons and complaint. If this is missed, you may be subject to a default judgment, and this will increase the time and expense of defending your lawsuit.
While some lawsuits are resolved in a few weeks, others can take considerably longer. In general, federal court litigation takes 18 months from the filing date through the trial date. Having said this, we know that a lawsuit against your business needs to be resolved quickly, and we will develop an anticipated timeline for you, and keep you up to date on any and every new development.