Businesses of all types and sizes are susceptible to being sued. While mediation or arbitration is sometimes sufficient to settle a conflict, there are situations in which a business entity will, unfortunately, find itself facing a battle in the courtroom.
Needless to say, a lawsuit can be devastating to any business, for multiple reasons. The financial costs and loss of time associated with protracted litigation often throw a wrench into the defendant company’s ability to operate at normal efficiency, which can lead into a vicious cycle. In addition to the quantifiable expenses, the blow to a company’s image can be equally if not even more disastrous, as a lawsuit can cause consumers to change formerly positive opinions about a company’s reliability, ethics, or practices.
Experienced Local Counsel
If your company is being sued in Pennsylvania, it is imperative that you act rapidly for the sake of your business. Retaining the services of an aggressive and experienced Pennsylvania business defense attorney can make the difference between winning a case and avoiding damages, and having to shoulder a heavy financial burden while losing disenchanted clients and consumers.
Our Attorneys Have Over 30 Years Defending Companies in the Local Courts Across Pennsylvania
The commercial litigation attorneys at Berkowitz Klein have been representing defendants for more than 30 years. In over three decades as litigators, our attorneys have accumulated an intimate and comprehensive working knowledge of the district and Federal court systems in Pennsylvania. Whether your company is a partnership, LLC, or corporation, the members of our firm are fully equipped to provide strategic, thorough, and aggressive representation on your business’ behalf.
Thanks to our many years working with regional courts, our attorneys enjoy strong professional relationships within the Pennsylvania legal community, which we can utilize to our clients’ benefit. Because of our local focus, we can often anticipate the arguments and strategies which area prosecuting attorneys use in court, allowing us to counter prosecutorial efforts with a high degree of efficiency.
Decades of Experience Representing Out-of-State Clients
Businesses with out-of-state centers of operations can be (and often are) sued in Pennsylvania. In our 30 years as business defense lawyers, we have worked with commercial clients from Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. Regionally, we serve all of the following counties:
In addition to being experienced commercial defense lawyers serving a wide range of communities across Pennsylvania and the United States, we strive to provide all of our clients with affordable representation plans. We understand that litigation can be costly, and we take care to minimize the financial strain in each and every case. We offer affordable legal representation without sacrificing the quality of your defense.
Case Types Our Attorneys Represent
Our seasoned team of Pennsylvania business litigation attorneys has built up ample experience handling a diverse assortment of case types over our 30-plus years practicing commercial law. Some of the most common legal matters our business lawyers are called upon to represent include:
A lawsuit doesn’t necessarily have to come from outside of your business. In the event of an otherwise unresolvable partnership dispute, you may find yourself facing a lawsuit originating from your own business partner. There are myriad issues which can lead to partnership dispute litigation, though some of the most common include differences in visions for the company, differences in the expectations each partner has for the other, or even personal differences which interfere with the ability to work together effectively. Some partnership dispute matters our business defense lawyers handle include partnership dissolution, misappropriation of funds, and claims for breach of fiduciary duty.
Contract disputes are among the most common sources of commercial litigation cases, simply because contracts are so prevalent, sensitive, and complex. Our attorneys are frequently called upon to assist in determining whether a breach of contractual duty is present, and if that breach is material or non-material. At Berkowitz Klein, we are equipped to evaluate and enforce the terms of virtually any business contract, including but not limited to employment agreements, sales agreements, construction contracts, and partnership agreements.
Judgment liens are often leveraged against bank accounts when a debtor fails to pay their creditor. If your business is being sued for issues regarding non-payment, you may find yourself contending with a judgment lien. In addition to non-payment, there are many reasons why a plaintiff company may attempt to utilize judgment liens, such as breach of contract, other contractual disputes, or material misrepresentation. If a judgment lien is filed against your company, its access to funds or even property may be frozen, which could have catastrophic ramifications for the success of your business.
If your company is being sued in Pennsylvania, you need to retain an experienced business attorney as soon as you can. The sooner your defense plan can get underway, the better prepared you will be in court.
To arrange for a confidential consultation with one of our commercial litigation defense attorneys, contact our law offices online, or call us today at (610) 889-3200 (ext. 1).