While it is true that we are aggressive and relentless in court, we never lose focus of our number one priority; the client’s business objectives. Sometimes the goal is to win the lawsuit outright, but in some instances winning is only one aspect of the client’s greater business interests. Whatever the client’s ultimate goal, we bring our advocacy skills, business acumen and ability to see the entire “battlefield” to the fight. We have won/recovered/settled cases involving multiple millions of dollars for our clients in court, in ADR, in negotiations and elsewhere.
Approach to Commercial Litigation Legal Counsel
The commercial litigation issues we handle are diverse in terms of the industries we serve and their legal concerns. Proper planning yields the best results and we approach each commercial legal matter with a well-thought out and reasoned approach. Whether a lawsuit is routine in nature or characterized by extreme complexity, we apply a high degree of focus and commitment to every case. We always strive to give our clients the best advice consistent with their long-term interests.
Our extensive background in commercial legal matters enables us to better understand that litigation is not only a theoretical legal problem but is also a true business dilemma. We recognize the potential ill effects that litigation can have on a client’s business and we are careful to counsel our clients to create solutions that serve their long-term best interests.
Sometimes the most appropriate solution to a client’s problem is to not rush into court. In other instances, perhaps due to the sensitive or technical nature of the issues or the likely consequences of public litigation, we may advise pursuing alternative methods. Through our use of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including arbitration and mediation, we maximize the options available to our clients. In fact, our lawyers are so experienced that we have been selected by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to act as mediators in the Philadelphia Commerce Court Program.
Types of Commercial Litigation Matters Handled by Jacobs Law Group
At Jacobs Law Group, our Commercial Litigation lawyers have handled common and complex commercial disputes in the following areas:
- Partnership and shareholder relations
- Business divorces between partners, shareholders and joint-ventures
- Employment agreements
- Confidentiality agreements and non-compete agreements
- Collection matters (commercial only)
- Commercial and contract matters
- Fraud and negligent misrepresentation
- Business separations and business divorce
- Lender liability
- Trademark and intellectual property matters
- Bankruptcy, creditor’s rights and debtor's rights
- Unfair Trade Practices Act
- Truth In Lending Act
- Letters of credit
- First Amendment and commercial speech
- Telecommunication dealer and carrier
- Software licensing agreements
- Real estate workouts and foreclosures
- Valuation litigation
- Class action lawsuits
- Defamation, libel and slander
- Size of Disputes in Commercial Litigation
We are often asked about the size or the scale of the types of disputes we litigate. Size and scale are relative concepts. We recognize that every commercial dispute, no matter the size, is important to the client. Jacobs Law Group routinely litigates matters from, at the low end, just a few hundred thousand dollars to in excess of tens of millions of dollars in damages. ($200,000 to $10.0 MM++). In fact, Jacobs Law Group has litigated damage claims of upwards of over $100 MM.
We are honored by our clients’ trust in our skill and tenacity.