Litigation is often one of the last things that businesses want to get engaged in. Going to court can be expensive and time consuming, can ruin once reliable business relationships, and can even be somewhat risky.
There are times when even last resorts are called upon, though. If you conduct business in Worcester, Marlborough, Framingham, or the rest of Massachusetts and you have reached this point, call the contract and business litigation lawyers at the Katz Law Group at (508) 480-8202 or contact them online.
Common Circumstances That Tend to Produce Litigation
Anyone who opens and runs a business in Massachusetts is taking risks that other people are not taking. Hiring employees, buying inventory and equipment, leasing commercial space, and signing contracts are all activities that could lead to liability and potentially litigation.
Some circumstances are more likely to lead to disputes and litigation than others, though. Even the type of business you run can increase or decrease these odds. Some examples include:
- The business provides goods or services internationally
- The business relies heavily on credit – whether because it took out loans early on, or because it provides credit to others
- There are contracts with other businesses that are closing
Additionally, small businesses often have very different interests and concerns than larger businesses. Franchisees have very different rights and obligations, as well.
The Wide-Ranging Scope of Business Litigation
Business litigation is a very broad field of law. It encompasses any kind of legal dispute that arises in the business world. Because of the wide variety of businesses there are and how uniquely each one operates, it is impossible to list of them. Some of the most common types include:
- Disputes involving contracts
- Vendor disputes
- Breach of fiduciary duties
- Employment litigation
- Unfair trade practices
- Commercial lease disputes
- Franchise litigation
- Corporate litigation
- Business credit disputes, like sending a collections demand letter for past due accounts
Each of these categories includes dozens of more specific legal issues. The attorneys at the Katz Law Group have spent nearly 40 years representing business interests in the state in each of them. They can help Massachusetts business owners navigate through sensitive situations, protect their interests, and enforce their rights.