Brooklyn Business Litigation Attorney
More than 200,000 businesses call New York their home. However, of those, 89 percent are considered “very small businesses” with less than 20 employees. Many of these businesses are located in Brooklyn, which has come to be one of the most desirable places for businesses owners to set up shop. However, businesses small and large face various legal challenges from time to time. As a business owner, it’s in your best interest to stave off litigation whenever possible, as taking a case to trial necessarily removes your attention from running your business. However, even the threat of litigation is enough to keep most business owners up at night. And, in some situations, litigation is unavoidable, which is when it pays to have an attorney at your side who is ready for whatever comes down the pike.
At Oberheiden, P.C., our Brooklyn business litigation attorneys have centuries of combined experience assisting business owners through the various legal challenges they face. We have assembled a veteran team of nationally respected business litigation attorneys who understand what causes business disputes to devolve into litigation. We use this knowledge to avoid litigation at all costs. However, as experienced litigators, we are always ready to aggressively represent your interests in court when the time comes.
Common Legal Issues Brooklyn Businesses Must Face
Oberheiden, P.C. is a national business litigation law firm with a significant presence in Brooklyn. We understand the issues that local businesses face and how to successfully overcome them so our clients can focus on what’s important—their business. From the moment you bring us into the mix, we want to make one thing clear: you are the expert when it comes to your business. You know your business better than anyone else. However, you may not be familiar with the legal process or the specific laws pertaining to the dispute your business is currently involved in. That’s where we come in.
At Oberheiden, P.C., we have extensive experience handling a wide range of legal matters on behalf of businesses across all industries. Thus, you won’t need to take time away from your busy day to explain how your industry works, and we can immediately get started working together to develop a custom-tailored solution to whatever legal hurdles your business faces.
At Oberheiden, P.C., our Brooklyn business litigation attorneys regularly represent business owners and other stakeholders in the following matters:
Breach of Contract
A contract is a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties. In most cases, a written contract is merely a formality, as all parties to the contract understand their responsibilities and carry them out with diligence. However, contractual disputes are quite common, especially when contracts use vague or ambiguous terms. Regardless of whether another party violated your contractual rights or you are alleged to have breached a contract, Oberheiden, P.C. can immediately begin protecting your interests and working with you to develop an effective solution.
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Given the technological advances in recent decades, coupled with lawmakers’ focus on corporate accountability, today’s businesses face tremendous obligations when it comes to the security of customers’ personal information. Data breaches, ransomware attacks and other types of hacking can not only expose an organization to liability but can also damage the business’ reputation. At Oberheiden, P.C., we have hands-on experience handling cybersecurity and data privacy claims from all angles, including in the courts and in the press.
Partners go into business with one another because they work together well and envision a mutually beneficial relationship. However, it is common for intense disputes to arise when partners disagree on things such as financial issues, division of control, buyouts, and allegations of illegal conduct. Generally, the partnership agreement dictates the manner in which these disputes are resolved. For example, many partnership agreements contain an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) clause, requiring partners to participate in mediation or arbitration before either party can file a case in court. However, partnership agreements often carve out certain exceptions, such as when one partner breaches a fiduciary duty. At Oberheiden, P.C., our attorneys command an impressive knowledge of partnership law as well as the regulations governing ADR. We can immediately review your partnership agreement to identify your options and effectively advise you on each course of action.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
One of the most important aspects of a partnership is the fiduciary duty partners owe one another. However, depending on the nature of the business you engage in, there may be other fiduciary duties. For example, attorneys owe a fiduciary duty to their clients and board members to the company’s shareholders. While the nuances of the fiduciary duty are complex and vary based on the circumstances, essentially, it requires the person who owes a fiduciary duty to place the interests of the person owed the duty ahead of their own. At Oberheiden, P.C., our Brooklyn business litigation attorneys have extensive experience representing both sides in cases involving alleged breaches of a fiduciary duty.
As a business owner, you put a significant amount of time, effort and trust into your employees. As a result of an employee’s position, they may have access to trade secrets. Non-compete clauses protect the interests of employers by preventing employees from leaving the organization after obtaining this knowledge and then using it either for themselves or another company. At Oberheiden, P.C., we aggressively represent employees seeking to enforce non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. Our Brooklyn employer defense lawyers also represent employers in other employment disputes.
Theft, Fraud and Forgery
Few issues facing a business owner are as serious as allegations of fraud, theft or forgery. These cases carry some of the most serious consequences, meaning you can be held personally liable for others’ losses. In some cases, the government may also pursue criminal charges. Some of the more common instances of these cases include bank and check fraud, mail and wire fraud, Medicare fraud, and embezzlement. It is imperative that business owners facing these allegations immediately seek the counsel of an experienced Brooklyn business litigation at Oberheiden, P.C.
Why Choose Oberheiden, P.C. to Represent Your Business?
At Oberheiden, P.C., we recognize that you likely have a number of Brooklyn business litigation lawyers who are eager to take your case. The truth is, many of these law firms can competently handle most business litigation matters. However, when have you settled for “competence” when it comes to your business? At Oberheiden, P.C., we provide each of our organizational clients with exceptional, custom-tailored service. We are available to get started protecting your interests immediately. From the moment you reach out to Oberheiden, P.C., we will dedicate as much time to you and your situation as is needed. The way we see it, the better we understand your priorities and your business, the better we can represent you. We also make ourselves available to you at any time of day to answer your questions, ease your concerns and talk through your case.
Contact the Knowledgeable Brooklyn Business Litigation Lawyers at Oberheiden, P.C. to Schedule a Free Consultation Today
If you are a business owner, partner, board member, executive, or senior manager who is dealing with a business dispute, reach out to the Brooklyn business litigation attorneys at Oberheiden, P.C. Our commercial litigation lawyers have centuries of experience representing stakeholders in business disputes. Over this time, we’ve developed an effective and efficient way of resolving our clients’ cases, often without the need for litigation. To learn more about Oberheiden, P.C., and to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn business litigation lawyer, give us a call at 888-680-1745. You can also reach us through our online contact form.