Oklahoma City, OK Business Litigation Lawyer
A business dispute can result in a wide range of issues, and these can have wide-ranging consequences. Our experienced attorneys at Oberheiden P.C. will work to reduce these consequences for businesses facing litigation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Every business faces legal risks, no matter whether it’s large or small. Anyone who was a business in Oklahoma most likely encounters issues daily that could have potential legal implications.
The vast majority of these issues never result in any legal consequences; others do lead to disputes that need to be resolved. Internal disputes between shareholders and partners or third-party disputes involving competitors, contracted counterparties, or employees are the primary disputes that will materialize. The ability to make strategic and informed decisions is essential to mitigation and avoiding costs that may result from any potential liability.
A Business Litigation Firm Serving Clients in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The attorneys at Oberheiden P.C. are very experienced in litigation, especially when it comes to helping businesses protect their best interests in any matters involving business litigation. Our litigators have gained extensive experience resolving all types of disputes and can smoothly navigate negotiations or suits.
Our firm also employs only senior attorneys with extensive experience working with multiple different federal agencies. Our partnership with these individuals offers us unparalleled insights into the opportunities and risks presented by the complexities of business disputes.
A calculated decision to retain our team entirely in-house has given us the ability to produce effective and efficient strategies to protect the interests of our clients.
Types of Business Disputes You May Encounter
After years of handling a broad spectrum of issues that can lead to business litigation, we can safely say the vast majority of disputes stem from a handful of topics. We have represented the interests of businesses and their owners in litigation involving:
1. Partnership Disputes
In our experience, disputes between partners and members of an LLC can often threaten a company’s existence. These disputes should not be left alone as they usually revolve around fundamental disagreements regarding the company’s financial management and direction. Disputes can very quickly disrupt the day-to-day operations of a business and result in detrimental consequences for employees, customers, and clients.
When partners are in dispute, the first order of business is to refer to the partnership agreement. Does it provide a resolution? Has it specified the avenue to seeking such a resolution? Are there remedies that the partners can invoke that will allow them to protect the overall partnership? Each member of a partnership must answer these fundamental questions before seeking an informal dispute resolution.
Seeking an informal resolution will keep the dispute out of the public eye and lower costs. Our attorneys are skilled at finding common ground for clients, and they work diligently to reach amicable conclusions and avoid litigation. Should it be necessary, however, we will not hesitate to pursue all appropriate claims in Oklahoma state or federal courts.
Disputes between shareholders present very similar concerns and considerations. However, since corporate structure is so complicated, these can often bring more complex issues. We have represented clients in disputes between individual shareholders, as well as in shareholder derivative litigation that targets corporate executives and board members who have allegedly committed wrongs.
The team at Oberheiden P.C. always aims to secure the most favorable outcomes for owners of both private and public companies. We have a track record of positive results in formal and informal negotiations, in addition to extensive experience in ADR (alternative dispute resolution) proceedings and in all stages of federal and state trial litigation.
3. Employment Disputes
To achieve the most favorable result in disputes involving employees, it often requires a combination of both practical and legal considerations. The first thing we need to assess is who the employees are and what their claims may be. It is important to remember that employees’ rights are protected under Oklahoma and federal law. Regardless of whether a company may or may not believe they are at fault, no actions should be taken until you know the full facts of the case.
Our attorneys have represented employers in all types of disputes with their employees, from the hiring of undocumented workers to wrongful termination claims to discrimination. We have handled litigation in both federal and state courts as well as many administrative proceedings before the EEOC (Equal Opportunity Employment Commission) and ODOL (Oklahoma Department of Labor).
4. Customer or Client Disputes
Resolving a dispute with a client or customer presents some unique challenges. Is your primary concern the protection of your financial interests? What does this mean for your company? Sometimes an amicable resolution can keep the client or customer relationship intact, which may be more beneficial than one that involves suing to recover damages.
Far too often, the answer to this question doesn’t become clear until it’s too late. The ability to make the right decision usually involves the assistance of legal counsel who can offer you a unique perspective on the consequences of each potential choice.
At Oberheiden P.C., we have represented companies in numerous types of customer litigation, including disputes that were initiated by our clients as well as resolving disputes undertaken by their customers.
5. Breach of Contract Litigation
Litigation resulting from a breach of contract claim can stem from a variety of different sources. Often both parties have legitimate grievances. Disputes may arise from the applicability of specific provisions in a contract, a party’s intent, and contractual rights and remedies. The ability to develop a contract litigation strategy requires you to take an informed approach that should be guided by a fundamental understanding of both the business and legal consequences of your actions.
The above five types are the most common business disputes we encounter. Many other issues have led to litigation between competitors, businesses, and contracting parties, however. Here are some examples of other common causes of business litigation:
- Franchise and antitrust disputes
- Breaching a confidentiality agreement
- Breaching a non-solicitation or noncompete covenant
- Breaching a performance or payment obligation
- Breaching indemnity, representation, and warranty obligations
- Misappropriation of trade secrets
- Infringement of intellectual property
- Fraudulent activities
- Accusations of tortious interference with business opportunities and relationships
- Issues that have arisen from a business acquisition or merger
This is by no means a comprehensive list. If you or your company require legal representation for a business-related dispute, feel free to contact Oberheiden P.C. Our consultants and lawyers are willing to help. We will formulate a strategy to help you overcome these difficulties and move forward as quickly as possible.
Why Should You Partner with Oberheiden P.C. for Business Litigation in Oklahoma City?
Why would you risk your company’s reputation, finances, and future by facing potential business litigation without getting the best professional advice available? These are some of the reasons that our clients choose to work with us at Oberheiden P.C.
- Our experienced team of in-house professionals is unlike any other firm you will find in Oklahoma City or beyond. We only retain senior attorneys, and some of our staff are former IRS, FBI, and DOJ agents. Our clients trust us because the strength of our team allows us to handle all aspects of their legal representation fully.
- We offer our clients 24/7 access to their consultants.
- We are experienced with handling matters in federal district court. Even if your case doesn’t go to trial, this knowledge is essential in any litigation situation.
- We are a national firm. As many of our clients know only too well, business disputes are rarely centered in one jurisdiction. Because of this, our team of attorneys has gained experience working on cases across the United States.
- We don’t specialize in any given industry, instead possessing centuries of combined experience that allows our team to represent clients across any sector, including energy, healthcare, technology, and agriculture.
Discuss Your Business Litigation Case with a Member of Our Team
Contact us today to discuss your concerns with our business litigation team. You can rest assured that everything we discuss will be kept in the strictest confidence. Call us today at 888-680-1745 or send us a message online to arrange a complimentary initial case assessment.
Licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court of Oklahoma. Firm does not handle state cases in Oklahoma.