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Ryan G. Cole Law PLLC represents small and midsize businesses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Area in commercial litigation. If your company is involved in a business dispute, our experienced commercial litigation attorney can help.  

We leverage our negotiating skills to reach pretrial settlements but always prepare for trial to maximize our bargaining power. Knowing that a protracted legal battle can be costly, we will provide you with informed representation, cost-effective service, and work to protect your interests. Contact our office today for a confidential consultation.

Representing Dallas-Fort Worth Businesses in Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation often involves contract disputes but may also arise when a business’s conduct harms another party. Our firm has extensive experience litigating a wide range of commercial disputes, including:

Whether you are the plaintiff or defendant, you can trust us to protect your rights and interests. When you meet with us, our Dallas commercial litigation attorney will take the time to understand the nature of the dispute and explore your legal options. We often recommend that clients consider alternative dispute resolution (e.g. mediation, arbitration); however, our trial-ready approach to each case will benefit you at the bargaining table or in the courtroom. 

When To Contact An Experienced Commercial Litigation Attorney

If your business is facing a dispute, consulting an experienced commercial litigation attorney early in the process is a wise choice. Our seasoned trial lawyer will get to work gathering and preserving evidence and will help you navigate all aspects of the litigation process, such as: 

  • Case evaluation
  • Investigation
  • Pre-suit negotiation
  • Potential settlement
  • Pleadings
  • Discovery (depositions, subpoenas, e-discovery, document production)
  • Dispositive motions and hearings
  • Jury selection
  • Trial
  • Appeal

Trust Ryan G. Cole Law, PLLC to assess the merits of your case and provide you with trustworthy advice so you can make informed choices about the next steps. Many commercial disputes can be resolved through intricate and detailed negotiations. However, when a settlement is beyond reach, we offer formidable trial skills to achieve positive outcomes. 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Business contracts typically include arbitration clauses requiring the parties to pursue binding or non-binding arbitration. In addition, the court may order the parties to mediate before scheduling a trial. Our commercial litigation attorneys are highly skilled in alternative dispute resolution methods (e.g. mediation, arbitration, and summary trials) and will work to achieve your objectives. We have a demonstrated track record of success in arbitration and court proceedings. 

Available Damages and Remedies in Commercial Litigation

Depending on the circumstances, the following damages may be available to a prevailing party: 

  • Compensatory damages to recover actual financial losses (e.g. lost profits, royalties, loss of market value) resulting from a breach or tort 
  • Consequential and incidental damages for losses resulting from a foreseeable but indirect result of a breach, such as loss of use, restitution, loss of goodwill
  • Liquidated damages or money damages stipulated and agreed to in a contract payable in the event of a breach
  • Punitive damages to punish the defendant’s illegal or egregious conduct 
  • Rescission to cancel a contract and excuse the parties from further performance
  • Reformation or a modification of the contract terms to reflect the original intent of the parties
  • Specific performance, a court order requiring a breaching party to perform its contractual obligations (e.g. delivering goods or services) when monetary damages are not available
  • Injunctive relief, such as restraining orders or temporary or permanent injunctions in addition to or instead of monetary damages

Notably, attorney fees and court costs are usually only recoverable if the agreement provides for such damages. By collaborating with financial professionals and valuation experts to conduct a comprehensive damages assessment, we will work strategically to help you recover damages that cover all your losses. 

Contact Our Experienced Dallas-Fort Worth Commercial Litigation Attorney

Given the complex factual and legal issues involved in commercial litigation, you need the powerful representation our firm provides. Negotiating is the most cost-effective approach to resolving many commercial disputes, but we have the skills and resources to litigate any matter. When you work with us, we will tailor our approach to your needs and objectives. Contact our office today to get started.

Ryan G. Cole Law, PLLC represents plaintiffs and defendants in business and commercial litigation throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, including Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, and Tarrant County.