California is a highly-regulated and litigious state, especially for business entities. At Davis & Wojcik, our goal is to help local businesses succeed, which is why we provide qualified legal representation in all aspects of business litigation.
As a business entity, your corporation or limited liability company is unable to represent itself in a court of law. There are three distinct reasons for this: (1) any representative sent on behalf of the corporation would be engaged in the unauthorized practice of law; (2) the rule ensures that qualified professionals will appear in court, thereby increasing the efficient and proper administration of justice; and (3) the distinction helps to maintain the wall between the corporation as an entity and its individuals shareholders, directors, and officers. CLD Construction, Inc. v. City of San Ramon (2004) 120 Cal.App.4th 765, 773.
There are also added benefits to retaining a qualified attorney to represent your company. Litigation is complex and often takes years to complete. During that time, there are a number of statutory and local court requirements that must be met. Everything must also be done in a timely manner and in accordance with strict statutory deadlines. Therefore, it is imperative for the case to be handled properly.
An experienced Hemet or Temecula business litigation lawyer from Davis & Wojcik has the knowledge and experience to represent your company in a variety of litigation, including:
Complex employment litigation: Our employment law representation extends to more complex aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including violations of noncompete, nondisclosure, severance and nondisparagement agreements.
Corporate governance litigation: Corporate governance is the mechanisms, processes and relations by which corporations are controlled and directed. Litigation frequently arises over internal struggles for corporate control and breach of fiduciary duty allegations. At Davis & Wojcik, our Hemet and Temecula business litigation attorneys represent, corporations, directors, shareholders and partners in such disputes.
Civil tort claims: Common tort claims against businesses include breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, unfair business practices, breach of fiduciary duty, and interference with a business relationship. Business torts are often complex and involve multiple parties and legal issues. They can also be expensive and do harm to reputation, which is why such actions are common among competing businesses. The business litigation attorneys of Davis & Wojcik are well-versed in litigation strategies and tactics.
Purchase and sale of a business: Business sale transactions are complex. A buyer may purchase only corporate assets or the entire company, including its assets, properties, and other tangible resources. In the purchase of an entire company, the buyer also receives the company’s debts, liabilities, and any potential tax ramifications. Therefore, it is critical to obtain qualified legal advice to facilitate the purchase or sale of the business.
At Davis & Wojcik, we are committed to ensuring that your business interests are protected. If your business has been sued or is considering filing a lawsuit, your first step should be a consultation with an experienced Hemet or Temecula business litigation attorney atDavis & Wojcik. To schedule an initial consultation, contact Davis & Wojcik by calling (951) 587-2222 or submitting a message through our online contact form.