A business litigator is an attorney who fights for their clients in court, in negotiations, and in settlement.
In commercial and business litigation, great litigators must have a specific skill set. These litigators must be quick-witted, tough, hard-working.
For more specifics about what to look for in a business litigator, see these tips below:
- A great business litigator will know when to push a court case through to a judgment and when to negotiate with the other party for a settlement. Negotiation and settlement can occur at any point in the case. A knowledgeable attorney will know the earliest moment where it's smart to negotiate and settle for their client. ♦
- A strong litigator will take the time to really prepare for the court case. They'll know how the case will end before it even begins and they will prepare a strategy to try to negotiate and settle as early as possible. It's true that a lot of litigation is skill, but hard work makes the difference between a good litigator and a great one. ♦
- Find a litigator with a proven track record, but like tip #2 says, they also need a strong work ethic. Litigation is complex and there are no do-overs; it's important to have a litigator who says all the right things the first time. ♦
- There are a lot of litigators to choose from in New York, so it's important to find a litigator that specializes in what you're looking for. Commercial or business litigation is a broad field, so finding a litigator that has experience in business disputes or whatever you're looking for is critical. If a litigator doesn't necessarily have exact experience in what you're looking for, but has similar experience and really understands what you're looking for out of the case, that may also be a great option. Finding a litigator that actually cares about your case is so important. If your litigator shares your goals, they'll not only be able to fight for you and win your case, but they will most likely also exceed your expectations in settlement.