Corporate Counsel

Litigation / Disputes

The business world is competitive, and successful companies know how to protect their interests and get the upper-hand in the legal arena.

I’ve heard it said that if you haven’t been sued, you aren’t doing business.  I know of exceptions, but there is a lot of truth in this saying.  If your business is making money, it will be targeted sooner or later.  ~ J. Harrington

Lack of communication, poor contracting, bad luck and, of course, aggressive business tactics are all reasons for disputes.  There is much you can do to prevent lawsuits and much you can do to prepare for an inevitable lawsuit.  HLA’s experienced contract and transactional attorneys will put you in the strongest possible position beforehand but, once a dispute arises, you will need our litigators.

Disputes are simply going to happen.  So, the question is “What will you do about it?”  Is this a dispute you can or should settle?  Do you need to make an example that will discourage future attackers?  Is there money on the line you can put in your pocket?  

Dispute resolution is part of the business landscape, and you want an attorney who will listen to your circumstances and put your goals first.  You want clear-headed legal analysis that gives you an honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case.

In a dispute, more than any other situation, you need an attorney you trust. At HLA, we understand hiring an attorney is always an investment.  We believe clients are not well-served when legal fees outstrip the benefit.  We are in this business for the long haul, and we want long-term relationships with clients who know they can trust us to look out for their best interests.