“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”
In business it’s pretty much certain that things won’t always go as planned. No matter how well drafted a document may be, disputes inevitably arise and need to be worked out. Our basic philosophy is inspired by Abraham Lincoln – before rushing to court our commercial litigation lawyers look for ways to help our clients compromise and resolve disputes.
We encourage our clients to consider mediation and alternative dispute resolution instead of opting for a protracted courtroom battle. Our tempered approach minimizes the burden on our small cap clients. Our clients have businesses to run and will often be unprepared for the distraction or expense of litigation. All too often the only winners in a court will be the lawyers who collect their fees, while plaintiffs and defendants both end up dissatisfied with the results.
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Sometimes mediation and compromise just don’t work and there is no choice but to litigate. When that happens, Brinen & Associates is ready for the fight. We are staunch advocates and gladiators in suits. We approach each litigation strategically, first working with our clients to define goals and objectives up front, and then developing a tactical plan to best achieve them. We stay true to our firm philosophy by staffing leanly and avoiding unnecessary expense, so our clients are better positioned to endure the rigors of a long campaign.
Over the years our lawyers have successfully litigated all sorts of matters for our clients such as:
- Complex commercial litigation, including disputes relating to corporate ownership and governance (with a particular emphasis on closely held or family-owned businesses), shareholder agreements, franchisee-franchiser agreements, joint ventures, and trademark and copyright;
- Securities and finance litigation involving federal and state actions and litigation of contested acquisitions and mergers, public offerings, takeovers, and general securities fraud;
- Employment disputes involving the prosecution or defense of wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims and unfair competition matters, such as the recruitment of a competitor’s employees, the protection of customer lists and trade secrets, the theft of corporate opportunities and the enforcement of non-disclosure and restrictive covenants; and
- Other complex commercial litigation relating to tax, real estate and estates.