Commercial Litigation

ATLANTA AND AUGUSTA BUSINESS LITIGATION LAW FIRM

The road a business takes is not always smooth. Best intentions, careful planning and even good legal counseling regarding business issues cannot ensure that no business disputes will occur and evolve into lawsuits. Our law firm represents clients in business disputes throughout Georgia and South Carolina. See the communities we serve.

Many of our firm’s clients are closely held businesses, professionals or healthcare providers. Our attorneys have significant experience handling all phases of business litigation, including trial and appeal, in federal and state court. As experienced advocates in the court room and at the negotiating table, our attorneys are committed to helping their clients protect their financial interests. Our commercial litigation experience includes:

The Right Approach to Litigation

Not every lawsuit should go to trial, but every matter must be prepared and litigated as though it will go to trial. We carefully examine the background of the facts and circumstances leading to the dispute. Before the first pleading, we spend the proper time to understand as much as possible on the front end of the case: all factual details, applicable legal principles and how the case will be tried. From the beginning of the case, we prepare the case to win it at trial. We view the discovery phase of litigation as potentially invaluable and conduct discovery accordingly. We do not skimp or take short cuts. Nevertheless, the goal of “winning” a lawsuit should give way to good business judgment and objectives. Therefore, we continuously and thoughtfully assess our client's situation and objectives throughout the development of the case. We want to understand and advance your business objectives with regard to the dispute and bring the case to a successful conclusion.

Though litigation mechanics are similar from case to case, the subject matter of business litigation varies. We may represent clients in business litigation over breach of contract, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, corporate deadlock, judicial dissolution, profit sharing issues, control and governance, breach of trust, contract interpretation, interference with business opportunities and relationships, and lending disputes. Our firm's client may either be the plaintiff or defendant. We have represented groups of businesses in class action litigation to pursue remedies and damages common to a class of businesses.

Effective business litigation counsel will possess sufficient experience in various types of business litigation to foresee how litigation might impact the future of the business and develop litigation strategy accordingly, from a proper business perspective.

Our staff will be happy to assist you and schedule a convenient time for you to meet with our attorneys at our Atlanta or Augusta offices. We also offer after-business hours and off-site meetings by appointment. If you or your business needs to consult with an experienced business attorney, to schedule a consultation you may email us at info@hamillittle.com or contact us at the office nearest you.