Assisting Individuals And Business Owners With Civil And Commercial Lawsuits
When you’re faced with a potential lawsuit as an individual, a sole practitioner or a midsize business owner, it is important to know your legal rights and obligations.
Skilled Litigation Attorneys Providing Peace Of Mind
Our personal and business litigation attorneys at the Virginia law firm of Bowen Ten Long & Bal, PC, have both the reputation and knowledge to deliver successful results in the courtroom and during settlement negotiations. Our lawyers have over 125 years of combined experience to apply to your legal disputes, and they will help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
Keeping Your Personal And Business Finances In Mind
Taking a dispute or claim to trial can sometimes be a very expensive endeavor. The bottom line of your business or your personal budget will be at the forefront of our lawyers’ minds. They will always advise you on low-cost alternatives, such as mediation, arbitration and judicial settlement conferences, litigating only when needed to achieve the results you desire.
Come to us with your legal questions. Let our team provide you with skilled guidance and peace of mind about your future.
Civil Vs. Commercial Litigation: What’s The Difference?
Civil litigation is a broad term that includes any type of non-criminal lawsuit. Commercial litigation is a subset of civil litigation that involves a lawsuit between business entities. It may be easiest to think of civil litigation as claims between individuals, and commercial litigation as disputes between two or more businesses or companies.
Here are some examples of each:
- Real estate disputes between owners
- Estate or probate disputes
- Contested divorce and custody cases
- Personal injury lawsuits
- Business contract disputes
- Commercial leasing disputes
- Shareholder disputes
- Intellectual property (IP) disputes
Helping Business Owners And Individuals In Court
Our lawyers do not hesitate to take on large companies when needed on behalf of our individual and business owner clients. They routinely handle a variety of civil and commercial litigation matters, such as:
- Breaches of contract
- Contract enforcement and recovery
- Business torts, including interference with business relationships
- Breaches of fiduciary duty
- Commercial lawsuits
- Business litigation
- Fraud, fraud in the inducement and fraudulent conveyance
- Real property partition actions
- Many other types of business and commercial disputes
Frequently Asked Questions About Litigation
Below you will find general information about common litigation questions. Please reach out to our lawyers for guidance specific to your case.
Can I sue someone who fails to do what they promised to do?
Yes, if you can show that they had a legal obligation to do so – for example, through a binding contract or a legal duty that they must uphold as a fiduciary. These lawsuits often involve disagreements over the interpretation of the contract in question.
How do I know if I have a viable lawsuit?
In general terms, you may have a legal claim if:
- Someone legally owed you a duty.
- They failed to uphold that duty.
- You suffered damages (that is, physical or financial harm) as a result.
The important thing is to talk to our lawyers if you think you have a legal claim against someone. They can advise you of your options and give you an idea of what your claim might be worth.
A lawsuit was filed against my business. What do I do now?
Contact an attorney as soon as possible. You have a certain amount of time to file a response (legally called an “answer”) to their claim. If you do nothing, the party who filed the lawsuit may eventually be able to obtain a judgment against you (called a “default judgment”).
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Addressing problems as they arise can be the difference between peace of mind and losing thousands of dollars. This is especially important for the continued success of your business.
If you have been served in a lawsuit or you need assistance pursuing justice against someone who has wronged you – including an internal business partner, a vendor, a supplier or another external party – it is important to have an experienced litigator at your side. Let our team at Bowen Ten Long & Bal, PC, help you.
Contact us today by calling 804-767-6850 or send us an email to schedule your appointment and discuss your legal needs and goals with one of our attorneys. We have two convenient office locations, in Richmond and in Hanover.