Atlanta Business Litigation Lawyer
Litigators Serving Large & Small Businesses
At Buckley Beal, we are dedicated to providing business owners and shareholders
in Atlanta with
high-quality representation in a small-firm setting. While larger firms boast about their numerous associates and extensive
experience, they often lack the personal quality that is found with smaller
firms. We have found that mutual partnership is essential to successful
litigation, which is why we work closely with our clients throughout the
entirety of a case.
Our firm is committed to each client and their unique needs. We
provide one-on-one attorney attention and use a proactive approach to evaluate risks and weigh the costs for
each client's case.
Consult an Atlanta business litigation lawyer.
Business Law Cases We Handle
Our firm can help your business thrive by protecting it in all types of
business disputes and legal issues. From the moment you retain our firm,
we will keep you informed and take every action based on the best interests
of your business.
Our practice areas include:
Business Law and Litigation FAQ
It is no secret that business law and litigation is a gray area for most
people. Even the most-dedicated and seasoned business professionals are
not ashamed to admit that they need help when it comes to seemingly simple
legal matter. Our Atlanta business law attorneys have compiled a short
list of some of the most frequently asked questions about business litigation
and provided helpful answers in hopes of sorting out some of your upfront
concerns. Of course, if you have additional questions or require more
insight, feel free to
contact us at any time.
Is business litigation different from traditional litigation?
Yes and no. It is the same in the way that matters unfold, including hiring
an attorney, conducting pretrial investigations, seeking negotiations,
filing appeals, and so on. It is different from most other lawsuits and
legal concerns by virtue of generally involving businesses instead of
Do I have to use litigation to solve my business-related dispute?
Sometimes mediation – working with a neutral third party to find
an agreeable middle ground – or arbitration – relying on a
neutral third party to come to a final decision for your dispute –
can be used instead of business litigation and courtrooms. You should
never rule out one solution over another until you have fully explored
all of your available options.
Can I continue to run my business while litigation proceeds?
Possibly but this is fragile ground. If your dispute or legal issue concerns
a scandal that goes to the core of your business structure, like a critical
breach of contract, your business might be frozen until it is resolved.
If the litigation is centered on something considerably less involved,
reviewing a contract for errors or updates, you are likely good to keep running business like
normal. Always check with your business law attorney if you are worried
that continuing operations could worsen a dispute.
Why do I need a business litigation lawyer?
Businesses run on contracts riddled with fine print and clouded by countless
laws. Even if you have a complete grasp on legal issues regarding your
business, odds are you simply do not have the time required to handle
them appropriately. Allow our team to step in and act on your behalf so
you know that nothing is being overlooked or mismanaged.
Business Formation and Structuring
Out of all the concerns a business owner can have in regards to their business,
one of the most common is just wondering how it will all begin. In other
words, how the business will be formed. For many owners, shielding their
personal finances and assets from any liabilities or consequences tied
to their new business is a priority. The solution for such an owner may
be to form a limited liability company (LLC). This will give you the ability to run your business how you want, perhaps
with the help of
partners, but also maintain a safe distance from the company should something go
wrong, such as a lawsuit from an angry consumer or bankruptcy if you cannot
turn a profit.
Deciding that your business will be an LLC, a
joint venture, or any other business formation type is an important step but your decision
is not entirely final. If you find years later that managing your business
is complicated, costly, and inefficient, you can
restructure it. At Buckley Beal LLP, our Atlanta business litigation attorneys fully
understand how a business runs, from top to bottom, beginning to end.
If you have any structuring or restructuring needs, you can come to us
for trusted legal guidance.
Big Firm Support for Small Business Owners
According to the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), there
were close to 28
small businesses in America in 2010. Entrepreneurs and mom-and-pop shops have kept the
American Dream alive for decades, and there is no sign of them slowing
down. At Buckley Beal LLP, we want to do our part in supporting hard-working
members of our communities by extending our services to businesses of
all sizes, even small two-man crews. In many ways, small businesses need
strong business litigation representation more than any other company
or corporation because a small issue could easily cause a widespread complication.
We can help small and private businesses overcome obstacles regarding:
Consult a Top Business Litigation Lawyer in Atlanta, GA
Buckley Beal has more than
85 years of combined legal experience. Our leading attorney Andrew Beal has more than 25 years of experience
and has received a number of awards and recognitions. These honors include a
5.0 AV Preeminent® Rating with Martindale-Hubbell® and inclusion in the 2006 edition of
Georgia Trend Legal Elite. He has also been an adjunct professor of law at Emory University School
of Law for six years.
Contact our firm today.