It is an unfortunate fact that the best businesses, owners, and individuals are at risk of being hit by a lawsuit. And whether you are facing a lawsuit with absolutely no merit or claims that have the potential to expose you to risks, you simply cannot leave it to chance that it will work out in the end in your favor.
When you are hit with a lawsuit, regardless of the merits (or lack thereof) companies and individuals must be in a position to defend their interests, assets and reputations. In fact, you need a trusted advisor in your corner.
If litigation is unavoidable, we customize a strategy tailored to your goals and are ready to aggressively advocate for our clients in both state and federal trial courts throughout Michigan.
With a number of trials before judges and juries under our belt, the lawyers at Shinn Legal are battle-tested and ready to help you from the moment you are served a lawsuit. And in all honesty, we love the challenge and rush that being in trial brings.
Going to trial, however, is rarely a cost-effective solution for any client. But it may be the only solution. You can trust that our trial lawyers will exhaustively explore all possible solutions before we make the choice for going to trial. And you can trust that once that decision is made, you will have an experienced trial attorney ready to go the distance for you.
In responding to litigation, our goal is no different than yours: Resolve the lawsuit in a cost-effective and efficient manner that makes business sense to you. And because our trial lawyers understand how judges and juries are likely to respond to key pieces of evidence, claims, and defenses, our clients benefit because they receive an early case assessment to meaningfully assess the strengths or weaknesses of a lawsuit and offer solutions to shore up holes or maximize the opposing party’s weaknesses.
Our attorneys have gone to trial on cases involving a range of matters, including:
First Amendment & Constitutional Litigation
Trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition claims;
Breach of Contract claims;
Real Estate Disputes.
We also have significant experience litigating and advising on business deal-related disputes, including those arising out of mergers, stock purchases, asset purchases, and other M&A transactions. Our business lawyers represent both buyers and sellers, and handles disputes involving claims for injunctive relief or specific performance, and other damages or relief. We also have handled common law fraud or misrepresentation claims made in connection with M&A transactions.
We also have litigated corporate control and stockholder disputes. We are available to advise board of directors and independent or special committees considering particular M&A transactions or other strategic options. We are also available to counsel on deal matters being litigated in the context of a bankruptcy proceeding, such as fraudulent conveyance claims following and claims arising out of M&A transactions preceding the bankruptcy.
Litigation Risk Management
But wouldn’t it be better to simply avoid a lawsuit in the first place? We think so and, therefore, we are committed to helping our clients to avoid future litigation by providing preventive counseling and risk assessments. This includes providing our clients with an opportunity for discussing best practices, “lessons learned,” and recommendations after every litigation matter. The purpose of these services is to provide an understanding of the circumstances that led up to the litigation and what could have been done to prevent it. With this post-litigation insight, our goal is to make you better prepared going forward.