The California business landscape thrives on contracts, agreements, and a healthy dose of competition. However, even the most meticulously crafted deals can lead to disagreements, and when these escalate, civil litigation becomes a possibility. 

The following are the most common types of business-related civil litigation in California: 

  • Breach of contract — Contracts form the backbone of most business transactions. When a party fails to uphold their obligations as outlined in a contract, a breach of contract claim can arise. This could involve non-payment for goods or services, failure to deliver on agreed-upon terms, or even intellectual property infringement. A skilled attorney can assess the contract, determine the severity of the breach, and guide you towards the most effective course of action, be it negotiation, mediation, or litigation.

  • Real estate and property disputes — Commercial property leases, construction contracts, and ownership boundaries are all common areas where disputes can erupt. These issues can involve disagreements over rent payments, construction delays, or even encroachment on neighboring property. A real estate litigation attorney can analyze relevant documents, negotiate settlements, and represent your interests in court if necessary.

  • Business torts — Torts are civil wrongs that cause harm to another party. In a business context, this could manifest as product liability claims, unfair business practices, or even intentional interference with a contract. An attorney specializing in business torts can help you determine if a tortious act has occurred, assess the damages incurred, and pursue appropriate legal action to recover compensation.

  • Partnership and shareholder disputes — Disagreements between partners or shareholders can significantly impact a business's operations. These disputes can range from disagreements over management styles to accusations of financial mismanagement. A civil litigation attorney can help you navigate partnership agreements or shareholder bylaws, facilitate communication between parties, and work towards a fair resolution that minimizes disruption to the business.

  • Employment law Issues — Employment contracts, discrimination claims and wrongful termination can all lead to civil litigation. An attorney experienced in employment law can ensure your rights are protected, whether you are an employer facing employee lawsuits or an employee seeking compensation for unfair treatment.

Civil litigation can be a daunting and time-consuming process. California's court system has its own complexities, and navigating it effectively requires a deep understanding of legal procedures and a strategic approach. A skilled civil litigation attorney can analyze the merits of your case and advise on the best course of action. Your attorney will gather evidence, draft legal documents and represent you in court, negotiating settlements where possible that achieve your desired outcome. Above all, a skilled attorney will protect your rights and fight for a fair resolution.

If you have been sued or need to discuss the possibility of litigation or other legal action in order to resolve a dispute California, reach out to Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC in Vallejo and Fairfield-Suisun. Call us at 707-674-6057 or contact us online.