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Business Litigation Lawyers In Irvine, California

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Palmieri, Hennessey & Leifer, LLP, in Irvine, proudly has an active business litigation practice in addition to offering a wealth of legal services in the areas of eminent domain, commercial lease negotiation and land use. Our robust business litigation department is skilled at handling complex disputes arising out of a wide range of commercial matters. We represent both business owners and individuals with respect to many different types of legal claims – from breach of contract cases to partnership disagreements and just about every other type of issue in between.

The business litigation lawyers at Palmieri, Hennessey & Leifer have successfully tried cases in both state and federal court and never shy away from litigating aggressively, if necessary. Our seasoned business litigators also excel at negotiating favorable out-of-court settlements through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Common Types Of Business Litigation Explained

Business litigation is a legal specialty that is primarily concerned with resolving disputes that can materialize out of economic activity. One of the defining features of business litigation is that it generally tends to be far more complex than ordinary civil lawsuits between individuals.

Perhaps the best way to explain what business litigation encompasses is to provide a snapshot of the various types of cases that business litigators commonly handle. Those include the following:

Breach Of Contract

Written contracts have been the backbone of human commerce for thousands of years. A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform one or more of its contractual obligations. If informal efforts at resolving a breach fail, then the other party can seek remedies through a breach of contract lawsuit.

Labor And Employment

Labor and employment law refers to the complex web of legislation, administrative rules, court opinions and private contracts that govern the legal relationships between employers and workers. Common issues in this area include wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, OSHA (workplace safety) violations, employee discrimination and collecting bargaining disputes.

Product Liability And Personal Injury

If a company makes a consumer product that ultimately turns out to be harmful, then the company could be found legally liable under the theory of product liability. Similarly, a company has an obligation to keep its premises safe for workers, customers and other so-called property invitees. If it doesn’t and someone gets injured, then it may have to defend itself against a personal injury claim.

Class Actions

A class action is a legal device that allows multiple plaintiffs to join together and file a single lawsuit against a defendant. Bringing a class action is generally limited to cases in which a large group of people has suffered similar harm.

Partnership Disputes

A business partnership is created when two or more people decide to form and operate a company as co-owners. The partnership is a legal entity that is distinct from the individuals who make it up. While business partnerships can be highly beneficial, disputes between or among partners can arise that require legal intervention.

Contact Palmieri, Hennessey & Leifer, LLP

The business litigation attorneys at Palmieri, Hennessey & Leifer, LLP, in Irvine, California, take pride in customizing legal strategies that address the specific needs of each client. Call us today at 949-652-2622 or contact us to schedule a consultation.