Business Litigation

Charlotte Business Litigation Attorneys Work to Minimize the Effects of Lawsuits

Resolution is always the goal, but we provide aggressive litigation when needed

At John F. Hanzel, P.A., we carefully prepare your case and always try to settle your matter out of court first. If that option is not possible, we provide you with aggressive and effective trial litigation. No business owner wants to be involved in a lawsuit, but sometimes it’s not possible to settle a dispute. You may need to file a lawsuit or defend your business against one if you’ve been sued. When this happens, you need a lawyer you can trust.

Litigation can be especially difficult for small-business owners with limited resources and multiple demands on their time. A business that depends on the efforts of one person, or a small group, may find the time and expense of litigation negatively affecting day-to-day operations. We understand small business and work with you to minimize such distractions.

At John F. Hanzel, P.A., we have decades of experience that allows us to handle all your litigation needs in the Charlotte area. Business litigation can arise in many situations and involve many parties, including:

  • Shareholders
  • Partners
  • Vendors
  • Customers
  • Employees
  • Competitors
  • Landlords
  • Intellectual property owners
  • Government agencies

If your business is faced with a lawsuit, you need to contact an attorney immediately. Failure to respond to a claim in a timely fashion may result in a court entering a default judgment against you. The party who obtains a default judgment can attempt to collect against your business assets for the amount of the default judgment rendered.

Leveraging experience in a broad range of business litigation matters

At John F. Hanzel, P.A., we litigate and defend many types of business cases, including:

  • Shareholder and partner lawsuits Your ownership and control of the business could be at stake in a dispute with your business partners or shareholders, especially if it leads to litigation. It is vital that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. Hiring an attorney prior to litigation is always best. Attorneys can help resolve disputes and avoid litigation, but only if they are engaged at the earliest stages.
  • Buying and selling a business The complex nature of selling or buying a business provides ample opportunity for misunderstanding and dissatisfaction, which can lead to disputes. The contracts involved typically contain a multitude of conditions and obligations prior to closing. Litigation can occur if things don’t go smoothly because these contracts are of such crucial importance to the parties involved.
  • Business contracts No business owner wants to be involved in a lawsuit with a customer or vendor, but sometimes it is unavoidable. For example, if you are not getting paid because a customer believes that products and services are not being delivered as promised in your business contracts, your business may be damaged and litigation may be your best option.

Let an experienced business litigator handle your case

If you need help with a dispute or lawsuit, contact John F. Hanzel, P.A. at 704-892-1375 or online today. We offer a free initial consultation. We serve small businesses in Cornelius, Charlotte, Huntersville, Mooresville, Lincolnton, Davidson, Lake Norman and the surrounding areas. Saturday appointments are available. Se habla español.