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Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Attorneys in the Midwest

The road to a successful business is rarely paved without obstacles. As a business owner, you’re probably well aware of the challenges that come with running your operation. Issues like lawsuits and business disputes have the potential to threaten everything you’ve worked so hard to build. Don’t enter into a legal battle without a team of experienced business attorneys.

Our team at Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw, Ltd. is ready to help you pursue a resolution to your business dispute. We’ll listen to your needs and work to create a strategy with your goals in mind. Let’s work together to determine the best path forward. You deserve to put your legal problems behind you so can focus on what’s most important: running your business.

When you need knowledgeable guidance for your business, turn to our dedicated legal team. We represent clients throughout the Midwest. Reach out to us today to get started.

Common Causes of Business Disputes

When your business is suddenly faced with a legal issue, it’s important to work with a team that can navigate it skillfully and efficiently. Our attorneys have spent decades representing clients in business disputes. Many of the cases we handle involve:

  • Breaches of contract

  • Breaches of fiduciary duty

  • Partnership disputes

  • Shareholder disputes

  • Lease disputes

  • Business torts and fraud claims

  • Non-compete agreements

  • Misuse of trade secrets

  • And other related issues

Reach out to us when a legal issue is standing between your business and its success. We work hard to find resolutions for both domestic and international clients.

Avoid Trial Through Arbitration

Arbitration can save disagreeing parties from the often costly and time-consuming litigation process. It is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) commonly used to resolve issues involving employment contracts, credit card agreements, and retail contracts.

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The Arbitration Process

Like litigation, arbitration is a formal process. It involves presenting a business dispute to an unbiased third party—selected by the involved parties—for resolution. Your chosen arbitrator does not have to be a lawyer; it can be a panel or an expert in the field surrounding the dispute. During an arbitration hearing, both sides will present evidence to the arbitrator, who will then give an opinion.

The arbitration process may be either binding or non-binding. When it is binding, the decision is final, can be enforced by a court, and can only be appealed on very narrow grounds. In a non-binding situation, the arbitrator's award is advisory and can only be finalized if it is accepted by both parties.

Arbitration vs. Mediation

Mediation differs from arbitration in the sense that its process is informal and not binding. Rather than imposing a decision, as an arbitrator would, a mediator aims to bring the parties together by discussion in the hopes of reaching an agreement.

Fighting for You During Litigation

Sometimes, a business conflict can’t be resolved outside of court. When you need to take your case to trial, we’ll be here to aggressively advocate on your behalf. You’ve put all your energy into your business. You deserve to work with attorneys who will do the same for you. Tell us your side of the story so we get started on a custom-tailored plan of action.

We Deescalate Disagreements

Business partners want the same thing: a successful, profitable business. They simply may have different ideas about how to get there. We aim to help corporate partners reach resolutions that satisfy all parties involved. Our commercial litigation attorneys will:

  • Examine the dispute closely

  • Interview each partner involved

  • Determine the best way to move forward

  • Work with all parties to reach an agreement

At Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw, Ltd., we make sure our clients are comfortable with every step we take. You’ll always have the final say on any major decisions made throughout your case. Work with us to start putting an end to your commercial business dispute. Contact us today to start seeking a resolution. We represent clients throughout the Midwest.

Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Attorneys in the Midwest

A business dispute shouldn’t halt your business in its tracks. If you’re dealing with a breach of contract, partner disagreement, or another business-related conflict, reach out to us at Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw, Ltd. We’re ready to put our decades of experience to work for you. Reach out now to learn more about your options, including arbitration and litigation.

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