Business Litigation Attorney Orange County, CA
Business litigation is often a last result to a simmering business dispute. Very few business owners casually choose to be involved in litigation. If you are a plaintiff or a defendant, Orange County business litigation attorney, Valerie L. Kramer, can represent you.
Unfortunately, pursuing legal disputes or responding to a summons served on you or your business is part of operating a business.
Fortunately, with Orange County business litigation attorney Valerie L. Kramer on your side, it is possible to efficiently manage these business disputes, reduce the time, costs, stress, and anxiety — all while minimizing the disruption to your business operations.
Served a Lawsuit? – A lawsuit can be a costly roadblock that forces your attention away from daily activities and creates extreme levels of apprehension and anxiety than can seem paralyzing at times. When you are facing a business dispute, it is better to immediately consult with a business litigation attorney than allow a dispute to simmer.
Often you can find a way to prevent a lawsuit. If you wait until the ‘other side’ gets so worked up that they file a lawsuit against you, it is likely the other side will want to see their lawsuit “play out.” Once the start a legal process, they will likely be opposed to finding a fast solution. Over time, as they must pay their lawyer more and more funds, their stubborn demeanor may soften.
Upshot? Don’t wait when disputes are brewing. Call Orange County business litigation attorney Kramer for practical advice as soon as possible.
Want to sue a person or a business? – When you sit down with business litigation attorney, Valerie L. Kramer, to talk through a business simmering dispute, she will review the facts and the law that is pertinent to your case. She’ll share with you the merits and weaknesses (if any) of your position; the merits and weaknesses of your opponent’s position, and then share with you the projected fees and costs to file suit. She’ll coach you through the same process if you have been served as the defendant.
As a 30+ year business litigation attorney, Valerie is acutely aware that if your business dispute continues, you and your business will be distracted. She is also cognizant of the money involved in business litigation and will always point out possible alternative approaches to resolving the conflict other than a courtroom battle.
If you’ve been harmed and are being ignored, a lawsuit can be a powerful legal way to get someones immediate and focused attention! Filing suit — being forceful and ALL business — may be the legal hammer that will result in getting a fast and satisfactory settlement that you deserve.
Experienced Orange County Business Dispute Attorney
Valerie L. Kramer is and experienced business dispute attorney who has extensive trial experience, including jury trials. It is her experience that by preparing thoroughly for a trial, the opposition is more apt to choose to sit down and work out a pretrial settlement that matches or exceeds her client’s expectations. If a settlement cannot be reached, Valerie will be ready to see the case through trial seeking a verdict or decision in her client’s favor.
Orange County Courts are Busy and Backlogged
The Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego courts are so backlogged that litigants are forced to make attempts to come to a settlement before any actual courtroom trial. Because of that and the high cost of business litigation, most business dispute cases are usually settled before trial. There are many forces in play that make pre-trial settlements the more common outcome. Either the plantiff, the defendant, or both might choose to avoid the uncertainty of a trial, the financial costs of a trial, the emotional drain of a trial, and the disruption to operating a business during courtroom business litigation.
The Courts Require Mediation on the Path to a Trial
The backlogged courts now insist that litigation cases must first tryt to settle using mediation, which is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process. An increasing majority of business litigation cases are settled in mediation. Business litigation attorney, Valerie L. Kramer, has decades of mediation experience and has represented clients in numerous mediations. As Valerie’s client, she will counsel you that you do not have to agree to any settlement in the mediation process and can insist on going to a trial if your opponent will not settle to your expectations.
Business Litigation Experience
Valerie L. Kramer has significant experience in all kinds of business litigation and courtroom trials. She routinely litigates business and commercial disputes of all types and sizes, including, but not limited to:
- Breach of Contract — (helping clients ensure that breaches are handled swiftly)
- Corporate and Securities (shareholder disputes, derivative actions, claims against directors and officers, and business dissolutions)
- Employment and labor issues — (assisting employers defend wrongful termination, wage and hour claims, overtime, employee classification, claims with the Labor Board, disputes among partners, shareholders and investors)
- Franchise disputes — (we advocate for both franchisors and franchisees)
- Fraud claims — (helping individuals and businesses on either sides of a fraud claim)
- Intellectual property — (protect your brand & trade secrets, aggressively pursuing claims against those who infringe on your intellectual property, defending individuals facing false accusations of infringement)
- Real Property — (sales contracts, misrepresentation, fraud, commission disputes, earnest money/escrow issues, boundary and title disputes, leasing, quiet title and partition actions)
- Trade Secret & Unfair Competition — (misuse of information by former employees, unfair business practices, interference with contract, and prospective economic advantage)
- Trust and Estate — (representing corporate and individual fiduciaries, as well as beneficiaries and heirs)
Whether your business is in Orange County or you are in a dispute with a person or business in — or close to — Orange County, Valerie L. Kramer can provide you with the top-drawer legal services you require to keep you and your business protected and thriving.
Call Orange County Business Litigation Attorney
Call Orange County business litigation attorney, Valerie L. Kramer at (714) 395-5669 for a free phone consultation to get Valerie’s ‘take’ of your business dispute or lawsuit. Valerie is dedicated to helping Orange County business owners make educated, informed decisions about their business endeavors, opportunities and troubles that invariably come knocking —at some point— on every business owner’s door.
Cities Served by Orange County Business Litigation Attorney Valerie L. Kramer: >Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda