Emergency business litigation matters arise frequently between business owners, members of a limited liability company, shareholders of a corporation, partners of a partnership, or employers and employees (for example, when an employee leaves to start his/her own business or work for a competitor).  These business relationships often create opportunities for one party to infringe on the rights of the other, breach contracts, or to otherwise breach fiduciary duties, damaging the business organization and its financial situation or the individual and his/her financial situation.

Emergency-Business-LitigationWhen the goal of a emergency business litigation lawsuit is to prevent an imminent harm from occurring or from continuing to occur, or to quickly and efficiently minimize the damage, our commercial litigation attorneys will use several emergency business litigation tools, such as:

When one party breaches its legal obligations, the other party should have every right to protect itself or take the dispute to mediation, arbitration or to court (i.e. by filing a lawsuit).  However, traditional methods of business litigation and dispute resolution might not be fast enough.  A typical lawsuit can take anywhere from several months to several years.  Emergency business litigation matters require immediate resolution because, more often than not, a party cannot wait months (or more) for the resolution of a lawsuit while continuing to be harmed by the other party’s violations.

The goal of a emergency business litigation lawsuit is to prevent an imminent harm from occurring or from continuing to occur, or to quickly and efficiently minimize the damage. Our Chicago business litigation lawyers offer clients several ways to address and handle legal emergencies immediately.

Emergency business litigation situations can include:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Noncompete Agreements
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties
  • Breach of Restrictive Covenants
  • Disclosure of Confidential Trade Secrets
  • Allegations of fraud and theft within a business organization
  • Non-payment, non-delivery and other violations of business-to-business contracts
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Trade libel or business disparagement, and other types of harm to your business’s reputation