Businesses are often forced into litigation, either to protect or enforce their rights, or to defend against a claim. As a litigator, John is able to quickly understand and assess the legal rights and claims for his clients, and develop an appropriate litigation strategy. Business litigation involves clearly communicating to the client the strengths and weaknesses of their case, the likely outcomes, the anticipated costs and benefits of the case, and opportunities to resolve matters as an alternative to litigation.
Business litigation often involves:
Shareholder and ownership disputes;
Breaches of contract;
Breaches of Fiduciary Duties;
Allegation of fraud;
Purchase agreements; and
Real estate disputes.
Because business litigation often involves disputes over business contracts, John’s clients benefit by having an attorney who routinely deals with business contracts, knowing how they are structured, interpreted, and where conflicts can exist.
John litigates cases in Circuit Courts throughout southwestern Illinois, in the Illinois Courts of Appeal, and in arbitration through United States Arbitration & Mediation, and the American Arbitration Association.