All About Complex Civil Litigation in Minnesota

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Minnesota Complex Civil Litigation Attorneys – Villaume & Schiek, P.A.

Unfortunately, when you own a business, you are going to have to deal with conflict and litigation at some point. Most of the time, these are simple cases that are easily solved. For these conflicts, any experienced lawyer will be able to help. There are a lot of times when these cases are solved before they even end up in court!

However, there are times when the cases are a little more complex and you are going to need a lawyer who is experienced in complex civil litigation.

Before you decide how to proceed with your case, you are going to have to figure out if it a simple case or a more complex one.

What is Litigation?

When someone talks about litigation, they are talking about legal proceedings that occur between two parties. When someone goes through litigation, they are trying to keep their disagreement out of court by trying to find a solution that works for everyone.

That being said, there are times when a judge or jury end up hearing the case.

What is Complex Civil Litigation?

A case is considered a complex civil litigation when at least one of the following occurs:

  • Multiple parties are involved. A case turns more complex with every extra party that gets involved. It can be hard enough to come up with a solution when there are two sides to a story. Involve four or five and a case gets complicated fast.
  • Multiple jurisdictions are involved. This means that your case involves multiple states, though it can also  or towns.
  • A lot of money is at stake. Most of the time, we aren’t talking about a few thousand dollars. It isn’t uncommon to be talking about hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in these complex civil litigations.
  • The disagreements are quite complex. Because there are several sides to each of these conflicts, they are not simple at all. It is going to be challenging to find a solution that will work for everyone.
  • The trial is expected to last for a long period. Because these cases are so complex and challenging (without a simple solution), they might last a few months or even years until a solution is able to be reached.

Because these cases are so challenging, they could cost your business a lot of time and money, no matter what the outcome is. There are also times when these cases attract a lot of media attention, which may help or harm your business.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer?

Though most business owners try to handle as much of the conflict as possible, there are times when you are going to need a lawyer.

Here is why you need a lawyer for a complex civil litigation.

Discuss your case. A lawyer who is experienced in complex civil litigation will be able to listen to you and help you decide whether or not you even have a case.

After discussing whether you even have a case, your lawyer can help you figure out if you want to proceed. There are times when it is not worth taking legal action. Other times, you have every right to start the process.

Come up with a plan. If you do decide to proceed, your lawyer will help you come up with plan of attack so you are more likely to win. He or she will talk to you about different strategies that you may take so you can decide together which plan you want to try.

Knowledgeable about the steps you need to take. Your lawyer knows exactly what steps you need to take. They can file the right paperwork to get your case started, as well as all of the other paperwork that needs to be completed throughout your case.

You need someone on your side, every step of the way. Your lawyer is only going to be concerned about you. He or she is going to fight for you, from the beginning all of the way to the end. If you need to re-file, he or she will continue to fight for you until you are happy with the result.

What Types of Cases Do We Handle?

If you are looking for an experienced lawyer for your complex civil litigation, you shouldn’t look any further than us here at Villaume & Schiek. Our lawyers have successfully helped our clients through the following complex civil litigation cases:

  • Dissolution of a partnership. This time can be difficult for all of the partners as they try to figure out how the business is going to continue without one of the partners. We can help with buyouts and business valuations.
  • Employer/Employee conflicts. These can include breach of employment contracts, wrongful termination, non-compete agreements, and even non-disclosure agreements.
  • Breaches of contract in real estate deals. Most of the time, these disagreements include failure to disclose environmental damage or other breaches of contracts in a buy/sell agreement.
  • Construction disagreements. There are times when there are disputes between contractors and business owners. This can include missed deadlines with construction projects. If you are a business owner, you might not be happy with the standards that are being met while the project is being completed.
  • Breach of any agreements, both unwritten and verbal. All agreements should be followed, even if they aren’t written down. Verbal agreements are considered legal and, if broken, legal action can be taken.
  • Any disputes between shareholders. There are many times when shareholders disagree. In fact, there are times when one pushes another one out so that they can have their way. Anytime that your shareholders don’t agree on something, it needs to be taken care of right away instead of letting it fester and potentially breaking up the company.
  • Any disputes between a landlord and tenant. Both landlords and tenants have rights. If these rights are compromised, legal action can be taken.

Anytime that you are thinking about taking legal action, you need to hire a lawyer. Don’t hesitate to contact us for all of your legal needs. We will be glad to help you get through this difficult time. We will work and fight hard so that you can get the ending that you want.