Business and Real Estate Litigation Attorneys in Baton Rouge
We understand that litigation involving your business can be complex and frustrating. The same is true for disputes over real estate, and the two often go together. But when there is no other option, a good attorney can make all the difference in how your conflict gets resolved. While there are lots of firms out there ready to give you the “big firm” experience, at RM Legal we provide personal attention to our clients and focus on getting favorable outcomes for our clients as quickly and efficiently as possible. The first step is to understand what is important to you so we take the time to listen to our clients and keep our clients informed throughout their cases.
Types of Business Litigation we Handle
Business law problems come in many forms. Sometimes we are called when a company is having issues with another company and sometimes the company is having problems within itself. In either case, our firm can skillfully manage the conflict to help you get your case resolved in the most efficient way. Some of the most common types of business litigation we are hired to handle are listed below.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Limited Liability Member Disputes
Unfair Trade Practices
Types of Business Litigation we Do Not Handle
There are several types of business litigation we do not handle. Most of these types of claims involve very specialized areas of law and we believe clients will be better served by hiring an attorney that practices primarily in that area of law. We are happy to help you find an attorney that we Know, Like, and Trust to handle your matter. Below are some of the more common areas that we do not handle.
Types of Real Estate Litigation We Handle
Business and real estate litigation often go hand in hand. For many businesses the largest asset is the real estate. However, there are several other types of real estate disputes that we are regularly hired to handle. Examples of some of the most common types are below.
Fraud in the Sale
Tax Deed Acquisition
How We Charge
We handle all business and real estate litigation on an hourly basis. We ask clients to place a deposit into trust and we bill against the deposit. The minimum deposit is $5,000 and may be higher depending on the size of the anticipated litigation. If the balance in the trust account falls below a set amount you will be asked to replenish the account. In our experience the average case cost runs between $20,000 - $50,000. However, the actual cost will depend on the facts of your case. We also have no control over what the other side does to run up costs. We do not handle business or real estate litigation on a contingency fee basis. All of our business and real estate litigation cases are handled on an hourly basis.
Why We Don’t Handle Litigation on a Contingency Fee
We find clients generally come out better paying us by the hour. If you have a collection case for $500,000 and we handle it on a contingency fee of 40%, our fee will be $200,000. It may take far less to actually get your case to trial and win a judgment in your favor. Often times clients have a contract that awards attorney fees. If the court awards attorney fees that award will belong to our client. We get paid for the actual time we spend working on the case.
What if my Business is Being Sued?
If your business is being sued, we may be in a position to represent you. It depends on what your business is being sued for. If what you are being sued for is covered by insurance, you should first report the claim to your insurance. If you’re being sued for some type of negligence claim, you probably fall into this category. There may other claims covered by insurance depending on what type of insurance you have. We are happy to discuss your case with you to help you determine if it should be first reported to your insurance company. Some insurance companies will also allow you to choose your own counsel and have the costs paid for under your policy.
If you have a business or real estate case you would like to discuss, give us a call at (225) 963-9638 to schedule a consultation. There is no charge for the initial consultation. However, keep in mind that the minimum deposit to retain our firm is $5,000 and the average case cost is somewhere between $20,000 - $50,000. We understand litigation is expensive, but when you are left with no other choice you should make sure you are getting a good value for your money.