Our firm has a proven track record of successfully handling a wide variety of complex business litigation matters for both plaintiffs and defendants. Our business litigation attorneys create opportunities and solve problems for our clients by aggressive negotiation, mediation, and the effective use of litigation. Our business litigation attorneys bring years of experience and proven success in representing clients having diverse business interests.
We both initiate and defend a broad range of business litigation actions, always with the same guiding principle: to achieve optimal results for our clients quickly and cost effectively. In addition to our substantial experience in the courtroom, our attorneys frequently help clients resolve their disputes in mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
When litigation is the only way to resolve a conflict, our litigators know how to win. More than one-third of the firm’s attorneys litigate matters involving:
- Business Transactions
- International Trade
- Shareholder/Partnership Disputes
- Real estate
- Technology and intellectual property
In each of these areas, we have the resources and experience needed to help you develop and pursue sound legal strategies.
When building a defense, we keep clients in the decision-making loop to help ensure that litigation decisions and business decisions are compatible. We do this through a combination of budgeting, reporting, and risk analysis that builds trust, instills confidence, and underscores our commitment to your business goals.
We have the experience and resources to handle the largest, most complex cases but can keep the small cases small as well. We maintain an in-house state-of-the-art litigation support department that allows us to cost-effectively manage the vast quantities of documents and data required in civil discovery and complex trials.
While litigating cases and preparing for trial, we explore settlement options with clients because we understand that our clients’ time and resources are best spent growing their businesses. We therefore look for opportunities to mediate or use other forms of alternative dispute resolution where a matter can be resolved quickly and effectively, allowing our clients to focus their energies on their business and not on lawsuits.
Our Litigation practice is the backbone of our firm’s tradition of advocacy and our active case list keeps our lawyers at the forefront of innovative discovery and trial practice. Our attorneys have substantial experience in complex civil litigation, representing clients before courts, agencies and arbitration panels across the country in areas such as commercial disputes, property disputes, negligence, fraud, insurance disputes, federal and state regulatory disputes, and civil enforcement actions. Please see specific litigation practice areas and call us with any questions.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual property rights are not abstract, but they are a way to protect your core business assets in a hotly competitive environment, build and protect good will, avoid significant liabilities to others, and preserve and expand your business’s equity. Parker & Wenner assists clients with their intellectual property needs in the U.S. and internationally through the following services:
- Trade Secrets
- Computer and software issues
- Corporate issues involving restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and trade regulation, unfair competition and financing
To meet your needs through our diversity of experience, we can provide assistance to you in many areas. We can counsel and help you to use intellectual property and technology in a comprehensive way to maximize the value of your business, protect the business’ strength and integrity, remain competitive in the field, and stimulate growth and progress. We can help evaluate your intellectual property portfolio and policies, and suggest alternatives that will enable you to use intellectual property to achieve specific strategic goals and meet long range plans. We can help in obtaining patents, state and federal trademark registrations, copyright registrations, and other property rights that protect and preserve the work of employees and authors. We further can help enforce your intellectual property rights against infringers, provide advice when you must decide whether you might be infringing the intellectual property rights of others, and determine whether those rights are valid and enforceable.
Collections, Creditor Remedies, and Debtor Rights
Our attorneys have extensive experience helping individual and corporate creditors to enforce obligations and efficiently collect debts due and owing to them. We likewise, help clients navigate the bankruptcy laws and negotiate debt reductions with creditors.
Specifically, we provide the following services
- Collection of debts and enforcement of obligations
- Debtor-Creditor litigation
- Negotiation and Reduction of debt obligations
- Representation of claims against debtors in bankruptcy cases
Personal Injury Litigation
Our attorneys aggressively prosecute personal injury cases to obtain the recovery you deserve. Our attorneys provide guidance to persons injured in accidents or in other situations as to what sources of recovery are available. In almost all circumstances our clients pay no fees unless we recover.
Some of the most common types of personal injury are:
- Boating Accidents
- Trains/Public Transportation
- Underinsured Motorist
- Hit and Run
- Burn Injuries
- Drunk Drivers/Dram Shop
- Commercial Vehicles
- Dog Bites