Businesses’ legal problems are often complicated and time-consuming to resolve. Although it may be tempting to try to take care of it on your own, legal problems can quickly get out of hand for a business.
If you’re considering litigation about a business law issue, an experienced business litigation lawyer could help you save time and money. An experienced lawyer can help you understand the problem and help you solve it.
The Jeffcoat Firm has experience helping companies with complex business litigation in South Carolina. Attorney Michael Jeffcoat has built a reputation for competent, aggressive legal representation of his clients. The entire team at the firm has the knowledge and experience that you need on your side. One of our partners, Kyle McClain, worked as chief litigation counsel for Monsanto, one of the world’s largest biotechnology firms, and has extensive experience litigating on behalf of his clients.
When you’re involved in a legal business dispute, contact our dedicated business law litigation attorneys for a free consultation about your case. Call us or use our online contact options now.
What Is Business Litigation?
Business litigation is a way of resolving disputes involving businesses and helping parties move forward. Business litigation can cover contract problems, management disputes, shareholder concerns, fraud, employment disputes, and many other issues. At The Jeffcoat Firm, we’re dedicated to helping businesses, partners, employees, and shareholders resolve their problems in a way that works for them.
In every case, we provide skill, dedication, and deep litigation experience to help our clients resolve legal issues involving businesses. We understand the impact and importance of litigation in business disputes, and we work tirelessly to complete any litigation in a cost-effective and timely manner.
If you’re engaged in a business dispute or are considering litigation, contact us to discuss your case. We offer a free consultation and we use a contingency fee for business litigation. Don’t wait to get the help you need, contact us today.
Why Does The Jeffcoat Firm Use a Contingency Fee for Business Litigation?
At The Jeffcoat Firm, we work hard to find the resolution that our clients need. Contingency fees allow our clients flexibility in how a case proceeds.
Traditional legal fees for business litigation can add up fast, and they can put too much pressure on a client. When traditional fees are involved, the other side may cause problems just to run up your legal costs. Some clients may feel that they need to settle or end litigation entirely to protect their finances. Under a contingency fee model, you don’t pay anything unless you recover a monetary award. That means that our experienced business litigation attorneys can represent you and your interests, without you having to worry about bills piling up.
A contingency fee arrangement also means that we only get paid for results. Our business litigation attorneys will fight tirelessly for you and the resolution that you need. You don’t have to worry about regular bills or ending litigation because you can no longer afford it. Under a contingency fee arrangement with The Jeffcoat Firm, we’ll represent you and do everything that your case needs until it is resolved. If your case doesn’t succeed, we don’t get paid. It’s that simple.
How Long Do I Have to Bring a Business Dispute Case?
In South Carolina, there are limits on how long you have to bring a case. These limits are often referred to as “statutes of limitations.” These limits have very few exceptions, so it’s essential to get your case started as soon as possible.
The statute of limitations for business litigation will depend on the facts of the case and the nature of the action. General limits include:
- Three years for a breach of contract case.
- Two to three years for actions against directors, depending on the facts of the case.
- One to three years for some employment actions, depending on the nature of the action.
It’s important to note that in many cases, the time limit begins to run only after the problem is discovered or reasonably should have been discovered. Our business litigation attorneys can review your case and advise you on what time limits may apply.
If you are considering litigation, don’t wait to get the help you need. These time limits are strictly enforced, so speak with an attorney about your case today.
Business Litigation Practice Areas The Jeffcoat Firm Handles
At The Jeffcoat Firm, we handle a wide range of business litigation matters. Some of our primary practice areas include:
- Business Torts. These torts cover many problems for businesses such as theft of trade secrets, business fraud, tortious interference, libel, and many others. Torts such as these can quickly cause major problems for a business, so it’s important to address them as soon as possible.
- Contract Litigation. Contracts are supposed to make the terms of an agreement clear. Unfortunately, sometimes even the best contracts can cause problems and misunderstandings. Parties may have different opinions about their rights and duties, or they may flagrantly violate the terms of an agreement. If you’re involved in a breach of contract or have a disagreement about a business agreement, our experienced business litigation lawyers can help you resolve the issue.
- Employment Litigation. Employment disagreements are common. Disagreements about compensation, wrongful termination, and other related issues may require litigation to resolve. Our attorneys know how to work through employment issues and will fight for you throughout the process.
- Securities & Stockbroker Fraud. Financial fraud can damage our finances and damage our trust. We represent victims of securities and stockbroker fraud, and we work to help our clients recover. If you suspect fraud, there may be options for a recovery.
- Shareholder & Partnership Litigation. Businesses owe duties to their shareholders. When those duties aren’t met, shareholders may need to bring litigation to resolve the problem. Similarly, partners in a business owe each other and the business many important duties that must be honored. When they aren’t, it’s important to resolve problems in a fast and cost-effective manner. Our business litigation attorneys can help make it happen.
At The Jeffcoat Firm, our lawyers work tirelessly to help businesses and individuals resolve their issues. We provide strong and experienced representation to our clients in South Carolina. We’re proud of the knowledge and resources that we bring to every case. If you’re facing a business law problem, you don’t have to face it alone. Contact the business litigation attorneys at The Jeffcoat Firm for a free consultation about your case.
How a Business Litigation Lawyer Can Help
A business litigation lawyer can help clients resolve their problems and get things back on track. Many issues could lead to litigation, including partner disagreements, breaches of contract, and general misunderstandings that the business can’t resolve. With years of experience and a deep understanding of business law, our lawyers can help manage and address the issue.
From the beginning of a problem to its resolution, a business litigation lawyer can help clients understand what’s going on and can protect the client and their interests. Whether you’re dealing with fraud, breach of contract, a partnership dispute, or any other problem, a lawyer can help.
For example, a lawyer understands what litigation means and what it requires. When a dispute needs to be litigated, it will likely require in-depth records, statements, and mountains of evidence. A business litigation attorney knows what a case needs, how to get it, and how to use it to resolve the matter at hand.
If needed, a lawyer can manage any discussions and work to resolve your case before it must go to court. In many disputes, there are opportunities to address the problem before the time and expense of court become involved. An experienced lawyer can help you resolve your problem before a court is needed. Additionally, in some contracts, mediation may be required before a case can go to trial. A business litigation lawyer can manage everything your case needs to reach a conclusion through medication if possible.
Litigation is complex and full of pitfalls for inexperienced individuals. A seasoned business litigation lawyer knows how to build a case, prepare the legal strategy, and how to zealously advocate for you and your interests in court. Litigation takes knowledge, time, planning, and a lot of hard work.
Should I hire a Business Litigation Lawyer?
If you’re considering business litigation, you should have a lawyer involved. Business law is incredibly complex. Even in cases where the issue seems simple, there may be many detailed rules involved. State laws, Federal laws, and regulations may all come into play during a business law dispute. Missing even one of these laws can result in serious consequences for a case. A lawyer can help you understand the laws that apply to your case and how they may affect the outcome.
A business litigation attorney will also help you avoid mistakes during a dispute. In any business law issue, there many opportunities for inexperienced individuals to make critical errors. Important documents may be ignored, the timing and content of discussions may be off, and misunderstandings may turn into major problems that can ruin a business. If you’re considering litigation, a lawyer can help you build your case and protect it throughout the process.
Business litigation attorneys work every day to resolve business law problems and business disputes. If you’re experiencing a business-related legal problem, don’t wait to get the help that you need. A business litigation lawyer can help you understand your problem and find the resolution that you need.
When Should I Contact a Business Litigation Attorney?
It’s always better to consult an attorney early on in a dispute. When you’re solving any problem, preparation is key. Remember that lawyers manage disputes, that’s what they do. Business litigation attorneys understand business law, contract law, and how to fight for your rights through negotiations and the legal process. If you suspect fraud or are involved in a dispute that may require litigation, contact an experienced business litigation attorney to discuss your case.
Get Help from Our Business Litigation Lawyers in South Carolina
Sometimes, problems in a business can’t be resolved on their own. At those times, a business litigation lawyer can help you understand and resolve the legal issues. A lawyer can build your case, handle any negotiations, and fight for you in mediation or in court if necessary. If you anticipate litigation due to a business problem, contact an experienced lawyer to manage your case from the beginning.
At The Jeffcoat Firm, we have the experience, knowledge, and resources to resolve business law problems for clients in South Carolina. Our attorneys have decades of experience fighting for clients and standing up for their rights. We can help you fight for yours. When you’re considering business litigation, contact us for a free consultation about your case.
With law offices in Columbia and Lexington, we’re available to help throughout South Carolina and beyond. Call us or use our online contact options to get in touch now.