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Commercial Litigation Attorneys In Ogden, Utah: Protect Your Company

Simple business disputes can become heated lawsuits if reason does not prevail. Litigation can be costly, time consuming, and distracting to a business’ focus. This is why integrity is central to the practice of law at Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman. Our business litigation attorneys always provide clients with a thorough analysis of the most efficient and cost-effective alternatives to resolve their business disputes, whether that means litigation or alternative dispute resolution. Should litigation be unavoidable, rest assured that our team of business litigation attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the commercial litigation process and will be focused on obtaining a positive outcome for you and your interests.

We offer not only experience, but expertise in all aspects of commercial litigation including the following:

  • Jury and bench trials
  • Evidentiary hearings, including temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions
  • Dispositive and other pretrial motions, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and motions in limine
  • Pleadings, including complaints, answers, counterclaims, and third-party complaints
  • Fact discovery, including depositions, document requests, interrogatories, subpoenas, as well as motions to compel and for protective orders
  • Expert discovery, including expert reports, expert depositions, and Daubert hearings
  • Post-trial motions
  • Supplementary proceedings, including writs of replevin, garnishment, and execution
  • Appeals
  • Alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and settlement negotiation

Any litigation practice is only as good as its trial lawyers. Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman has been recognized among Ogden and Northern Utah’s legal elite. Our attorneys know how to prepare and present your case for optimum results. Your case will be in the hands of a proven professional backed up by a superb legal team known for outstanding service both in and out of the courtroom.

Many types of business issues can lead to commercial litigation. These include an almost limitless variety of disputes and concerns, including the following:

Contract Disputes

Contract Disputes

It is essential for every company to have contracts in order to succeed. They protect trade secrets with non-compete or confidentiality agreements, establish long-term business relationships with vendors, and secure a position as a creditor or lien holder. Both parties depend on contracts to fulfill their end of the business agreement. This is where things get tricky. The smallest contract can create complex legal disputes.

Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman provides experienced contract dispute resolution services focused on aggressively protecting clients’ rights. We make every effort to resolve disputes outside of court, avoiding the expense of a costly trial. In cases that warrant litigation, the firm’s attorneys have decades of contract litigation experience, including litigation involving commercial transactions, partnership and operating agreements, non-compete agreements, distributor agreements, and real estate contracts. We meticulously prepare every contract dispute case to win at trial.

Clients rely on Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman’s integrity and reputation for intelligent solutions. Often, contract disputes arise simply because one or both parties did not fully understand the provisions of the agreement. Clients know they can trust the advice the firm’s attorneys give them. The firm’s lawyers prepare every breach of contract case to win, but never take a case into an expensive courtroom trial if it is in the client’s best financial interest to negotiate and settle.

The firm’s lawyers work to find cost-effective resolutions that may at first seem unattainable. Sometimes, it means standing firm in front of a judge or jury. Often, it means working to find a resolution that avoids costly litigation. It all starts with a strong understanding of contract law and making sure the clients understand the impact of their decisions.

The best time to talk to an experienced attorney is before your dispute becomes a lawsuit. However, if your dispute has already become a lawsuit, it is essential to have an experienced attorney to protect yourself and your interests.

Partner Disputes

Partner Disputes

A well-drafted partnership agreement is the most significant building block on which to found a business since a strong agreement is essential to helping the business run smoothly.

At the businesses’ creation, partners typically see eye-to-eye and enter into partner agreements regarding buy-ins, buy-outs, operations, finance, and other relevant matters. However, as time goes by and challenges begin to strain the business, one of the biggest threats to the stability of a business is disagreements within management and/or among partners.

Internal partnership disputes can be as costly as major litigation and far more devastating. Bitter disputes among owners can demoralize the organization, stifle growth, and use up the company’s assets. If a dispute ends up going to court, the litigation can be extremely costly—emotionally and financially. In addition, judicial and legislative remedies are often limited and inequitable. Worst case, protracted court battles can drain a company of its assets and render it insolvent.

Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman represents partners, partnerships, members, managers, and LLCs who are engaged in disputes and litigation. The firm’s attorneys represent prominent businesses and professionals as either plaintiffs or defendants, including those involving claims of the following:

  • Breach of partnership and operating agreements
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Stealing corporate or partnership opportunities
  • Dissolution and winding-up of the business’s affairs

At Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman, we encourage our clients to resolve disputes out of court and make every effort to resolve conflicts efficiently, creatively, fairly, and cost-effectively—often ensuring the very survival of the business itself. The firm’s reputation for courtroom success is a factor opponents consider seriously, and it can encourage a settlement outside of court.

Throughout the process, clients are kept informed about the progress of their cases and legal issues. The firm’s attorneys take the time to fully explain clients’ options and each option’s implications. As a result, clients are able to make well-informed decisions when the time comes to decide whether to settle a dispute or move forward with litigation.

Put the reputation and experience of Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman to work for you. For effective legal advice and representation on issues pertaining to business law, contact Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman.

Business Interference

Business Interference

When a company’s interests are damaged or harmed by another business or individual’s wrongful conduct, a business tort—or tortious interference—occurs. This involves negligent or willful acts not covered by a contract. Thus, a tort cannot be addressed through a breach of contract claim. Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman are familiar with business torts and are prepared to litigate them at a state or federal level. Our firm handles a range of business tort claims including the following:

  • Fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation
  • Nondisclosure
  • Intentional interference with economic relations
  • Business disparagement
  • Conversion (civil theft)

Our team at Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman is well-prepared to pursue every possible legal avenue to obtain a successful result to your business interference claim, from mediation to alternative dispute resolution to litigation. Our attorneys have developed a reputation for their commitment to highest level of client care and legal counsel.

To protect your business’s interests against the perils of tortious interference, contact a business litigation attorney at Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman as soon as possible to begin work on your claim.

Unfair Competition

Unfair Competition

At Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman, we recognize the need for a healthy competition between businesses. It is essential for the free market. However, if your business is wrongfully accused of unfair competition or a competitor engages in anti-competitive practices against your business, it is in your best interest to seek legal advice from an attorney at Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman. Our firm is skilled in dealing with anti-competitive injuries.

Whether you are the plaintiff or defendant, we handle cases involving claims of unfair competition:

  • Deceptive trade practices
  • False advertising
  • Intentional interference with contractual relations
  • Non-compete agreements

At Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman, we work to protect our business clients from these and other predatory unfair competition practices. We take swift decisive action, including immediate injunctive relief, to protect our clients’ interests. Whether you are facing business litigation related to unfair competition or you are interested in learning more about your rights and how to protect your business, we can provide the information you need. We will explore all of your options and alternatives so that you can proceed in the most cost-effective and strategic manner.

At Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman, we will aggressively use legal forces to resolve business disputes. Contact us to review your legal options.

Our attorneys have experience representing major national and international companies, small and mid-sized companies, and individuals in matters involving a wide array of cases. We provide a comprehensive approach to seeking a positive outcome from the client’s dispute.

Don’t let litigation take a toll on your business. Contact Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman to discuss your options.

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