Legal Counsel For Entrepreneurs And Business Owners
Business law encompasses many areas of concern and responsibility such as business formation, organization, contracts, commerce, employment law, liability, dissolution and succession. At Hunt & Taylor Law Group, LLC, our Gainesville business law attorneys provide the tools, knowledge and guidance that business owners and managers need to meet challenges over a business’s lifespan.
We provide our business clients with the sound legal advice that is just as essential for business owners as is financial backing and marketing finesse.
Business Law Services Provided By Our Firm
Sole proprietors, partners and managers of large businesses in and around Gainesville receive the guidance they need for:
- Contract drafting and negotiations
- Regulatory compliance
- Employment law issues such as hiring, firing, training, workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits
- Noncompete agreements
- Administration of benefits such as paid time off (PTO), health care plans, and time off in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Prevention and resolution of employment discrimination claims over race, color, religion, sex or national origin, as spelled out in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- Business formation and operations
- Defending intellectual property rights
- Business succession plans and dissolutions
- Purchase and sale of businesses
- Mergers, acquisitions and spinoffs
You may be about to start a new business or tackle a problem area facing your existing business. Our lawyers are ready to help you narrow down the issues and develop a plan of attack that will help you meet your goals.
When Business Disputes Come Up
Regardless of how careful you are about resolving problems as they arise, you should not be surprised if your business runs into a legal dispute over contracts, employment problems or commercial property regulations. Our Gainesville business law attorneys are ready to help you find a cost-effective resolution or, if necessary, represent you in litigation.
Our clients include retailers, manufacturers, service providers, professionals such as health care providers, and owners and operators of many other kinds of businesses. We welcome your inquiry about a business dispute, breach of contract claim, formation, discrimination claim or any challenge threatening your business’s strength and viability.
Business Litigation FAQs
1. What type of cases are considered to be “business litigation”?
Business litigation refers to lawsuits filed by or against businesses relating to business transactions or disputes.
2. Are damages recoverable in a business litigation case?
Yes, damages are recoverable in business lawsuits to recover losses sustained by the injured party. In addition, some cases involve claims for equitable relief, such as injunction, to prevent the at fault party from taking actions which might injure the other party.
3. Do I need an attorney to file a lawsuit involving business litigation?
An individual has the right to represent himself or herself in a case involving business litigation, although hiring an attorney is recommended. If a business entity, such as a corporation or limited liability company, is a party to the case, the corporation or limited liability company must be represented by an attorney.
4. Can you recover attorney fees and expenses?
Yes, depending on the facts of the case. In business cases involving contracts, there may be a clause in the contract allowing the prevailing party to recover attorneys fees and expenses of litigation. In addition, there may be grounds for the recovery of attorneys fees and expenses under laws that apply to the facts of the case.
5. What documents are involved in business litigation cases?
Documents are very important in business cases. Many times, the case involves disputes arising from contracts entered into between the parties and so the underlying contract is important in defining the rights and obligations of the parties. Other important documents include letters, emails, text messages and other communications between the parties.
6. How long does it take to litigate a business case?
After a business lawsuit is filed, there is an established procedure for the case to progress to trial. There is a discovery period, during which the parties have the opportunity to send written requests to the other party and take depositions of witnesses who may testify at trial. The parties also have the right to file pretrial motions on various legal issues raised in the case.
The average length of time for most cases to get to trial is approximately two years, but the case may take longer to get to trial if the case involves a high number of witnesses and legal issues.
Speak With A Gainesville Business Law Attorney At Our Gainesville Office
We will meet you at your place of business, welcome you to our office or communicate with you by phone or video conference.