Oakland Business Litigation Lawyer

As the forty-seventh largest city in the United States, the City of Oakland is a business hub. It is home to a large population of entrepreneurs, start-ups, and corporations, as well as one of three major ports on the West Coast. Among the flagship businesses located in Oakland are Kaiser Permanente, California College of Arts & Crafts, Alaska Airlines, AT&T, BART, Clorox, the Golden State Warriors, FedEx, Pandora, and Walgreens. With several small business districts, Oakland is also home to numerous independently owned retail stores and dining establishments.

As you might expect in such a diverse business environment, business and commercial disputes arise frequently in Oakland. Oakland business litigation attorney James G. Schwartz has the skill and experience to represent Oakland businesses of all varieties in the full spectrum of litigation matters that they may face.

Types of Business Litigation

Business litigation is a catchall term for any kind of lawsuit involving a business, from contract disputes to lawsuits based on “torts,” or social wrongs like fraud or negligence. Jim Schwartz works with many different kinds of business from the ground up, helping them with formation and deal making. As a result, he understands the amount of effort required to make it successful, as well as the difficulties of being caught in a dispute with an employee, client, partner, or collaborator. He fights to make sure his clients neither lose their business nor lose significant sums that could harm the business.

Mr. Schwartz has experience litigating a broad range of cases, including those involving:

In many of these types of cases, he has secured large verdicts or settlements on behalf of his business clients.

Why Should You Retain a Business Attorney?

Business litigators like Mr. Schwartz, who has over thirty-five years of litigation and transactional experience, have a different skill set than other kinds of trial lawyers. Many trial lawyers are only concerned with winning in the courtroom or getting a case settled. However, for businesses seeking to thrive in a competitive marketplace like Oakland, the best litigators to retain are effective in other ways as well.

An effective business litigator is not only interested in winning and obtaining a favorable outcome in the short-term, but he or she is aware of the long-term consequences of various litigation strategies. For example, a litigator who only understands how to try a case and does not understand business insurance may not understand the risk trial poses for purposes of his client’s future insurance coverage. Attorneys without business acumen may not be able to effectively balance and consider the competing consequences of a legal strategy. This is why it is imperative to retain an attorney like Mr. Schwartz, who understands both the business ramifications and the legal consequences of any action. The best business litigators are able to build an aggressive case should the case proceed to trial, but are also able to offer wise counsel regarding the big picture.

Unlike large firms, we offer close personal attention to our clients and cases. We partner with our clients, communicating with them in detail about litigation strategies to ensure that we aim for the most desirable and cost-effective outcome. Contact Oakland business litigation lawyer James G. Schwartz at 925-463-1073 or via our online contact form to protect your business today.

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