Answers to Common Questions
If your firm is engaged in a dispute and needs a law firm that focuses on commercial litigation Maryland companies rely on, contact us at Brown & Gould. We are a boutique law firm whose founding partners have more than 20 years of experience in commercial litigation.
Maryland commercial litigation can be fraught with frustration and difficulties due to the complexity of state and federal laws. Our attorneys are adept at navigating the legal corridors to provide outstanding representation for our clients. If you would like to discuss your case with a Brown & Gould lawyer who has experience with commercial litigation Maryland firms count on, contact us.
Each case is unique and laws vary depending on the circumstances. To address your specific questions regarding commercial litigation in Maryland, a consultation with one of our attorneys is advisable. However, here are answers to some common questions.
What is commercial litigation?
Commercial litigation generally focuses on the protection of a business’ interests as opposed to an individual’s. It can involve legal counsel, document review, negotiations, and much more. When it comes to commercial litigation Maryland businesses may have many reasons to seek a qualified attorney. In fact, commercial litigation encompasses many different areas of the law including:
- Business contracts
- Hiring and separation agreements
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Patent disputes
How will we know if we need a commercial litigator?
If your company is facing a lawsuit, it is good practice to consult an attorney experienced with commercial litigation Maryland business owners and executives turn to in similar circumstances. This is true whether you will be the plaintiff or the defendant. Contact us at Brown & Gould to arrange a no-cost, no-obligation case review with one of our commercial litigators. This may provide you with more information and guidance for moving forward.
What can a commercial litigation lawyer do for my company?
Due to the specialization and complexity of commercial litigation at the state and federal level, an attorney may protect your company’s best interests and minimize its legal risk. An attorney from Brown & Gould may advise your firm, executives, and employees of their legal rights and obligations. This may benefit your company’s short and long term strategy as it could save money and reduce the likelihood of future litigation.
What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?
Mediation and arbitration are often used in commercial or business disputes to settle matters outside the courtroom. However, there are differences between the two.
- Mediation. A neutral third party who is the designated mediator is specially trained to help businesses resolve their conflict. A mediator does not decide which party wins the dispute, but rather, helps the parties come to a mutual agreement. Mediation does not guarantee a final resolution of the dispute.
- Arbitration. This process relies on using a neutral arbiter who will make a binding decision on the conflict. Before the arbitration process begins, both parties agree to adhere to the decision made by the arbiter, which is what makes it binding. This can be a much faster and more economical solution than pursuing litigation in the courtroom.
Brown & Gould
Our core business philosophy is to provide clients with the highest quality representation without incurring unnecessary costs. Our attorneys litigate civil matters for businesses and individuals in Maryland courts as well as in federal court. Please contact us if your firm is in need of an attorney who may provide successful commercial litigation Maryland companies count on.