If you or the business, nonprofit, or municipality you represent currently faces a lawsuit, you want experienced, trial-tested legal representation. A lawyer adept at both negotiating settlements and taking cases to court can make all the difference in bringing about a satisfactory conclusion to your case.

The litigation lawyers at Tully Rinckey PLLC are trial-tested and skilled in the art of negotiation. Our lawyers can represent your best interests in a wide range of lawsuits, including:

  •       Bankruptcy litigation
  •       Breach of contract/warranty litigation
  •       Business organizational disputes
  •       Construction litigation
  •       Corporate and commercial litigation
  •       Debtor/creditor litigation
  •       Employer/employee matters
  •       Evictions
  •       Insurance litigation
  •       Intellectual property infringement
  •       Land use/property disputes
  •       Landlord/tenant disputes

Tully Rinckey PLLC lawyers work hard for you, from lawsuit filing and response to settlement and trial proceedings. If an appeal is in order, our attorneys can guide you toward the best course of action. If your dispute requires an alternative resolution – arbitration or mediation, for example – we can represent your interests there as well.

Whether you require representation for yourself or for your businesses, your nonprofit organization, or the municipality you work for, Tully Rinckey PLLC will fight for your interests. When you engage us to handle your litigation, we make use of every resource available to us, making it our job to strive for a favorable outcome in your lawsuit.

To schedule an initial consultation, contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (716) 439-4700 or info@tullylegal.com

If you or your business faces litigation, either as a complainant or a defendant, you have a number of decisions to make. Among them is who to hire to join your legal team. You need a trusted litigation partner to make legal filings, hold depositions, and produce documents. Your litigator may also seek to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. If your case does go to court, your legal team will be involved in jury selection, arguing your case, presenting evidence, and contesting courtroom decisions not in your favor.

When financial and reputational interests are at stake, you know you need a winning legal partner to represent you. Tully Rinckey PLLC’s litigators have represented clients in courts at every level, from municipal courts all the way to the Supreme Court. Our lawyers rely on extensive resources to prepare the best strategy for your case. When a settlement is favored, we call on finely sharpened negotiation skills that protect your interests. If a trial is unavoidable, we represent you every step of the way. We work diligently for a decision that best benefits you or your company.

Tully Rinckey offers representation in a number of corporate and commercial litigation areas, including:

  • General commercial and contract
  • Bankruptcy litigation
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Land use and zoning
  • Real estate
  • Securities

Providing world-class legal services, our attorneys have the qualifications that can make a real difference in your case:

  • A wealth of experience – our lawyers have represented clients in cases before courts at all levels
  • Business interest protections – our lawyers understand what’s at risk for you and your business, and seek to protect you throughout the legal process
  • Comprehensive services – our lawyers offer services that cover almost any legal need you or your business may have
  • Proven legal solutions – our lawyers have the knowledge, expertise, resources, and capability to offer you top-notch representation

Negotiating favorable settlements is a particular skill of Tully Rinckey attorneys. Should you find yourself in settlement negotiations with another party, we take a leading role. We negotiate with tact and agility, always keeping your best interests and those of your company in the forefront. Our goal is to reach a binding settlement with an outcome favorable to you, one that protects your company’s reputation and preserves any relationships you may have worked to build.

If your case does go to trial, rest assured that we will represent you with the collective strength of our legal team. We fight aggressively for you at every step – from taking depositions to witness selection, from arguing your case to the final judgment.

If a judgment seems unfair to you, Tully Rinckey’s litigators will conference with you to determine whether an appeal is appropriate and advisable. Each appellate court has varying requirements and deadlines. We understand those regulations and work within them to move your case along. Our attorneys have appealed cases to the highest appellate courts in the nation. We are your trusted partner at each stage of the appeals process.

To schedule an initial consultation, contact us at (716) 439-4700 or info@tullylegal.com.

Lawsuits are generally referred to as civil litigation. When you or your company experiences a grievance with another entity, you may end up in civil litigation. Tully Rinckey PLLC can represent you in civil litigations, whether you are making a complaint or defending one. Our lawyers protect your interests and those of your business in any number of civil litigation matters. With skilled settlement negotiations and aggressive trial strategies, we work hard to achieve the results you expect.

It’s always best to plan early for any kind of civil litigation. Since statutes of limitation apply to disputes filed in civil courts, you want to be sure that you assemble your legal team well ahead of any deadlines. Responding promptly to lawsuits filed against you is also important. The experienced lawyers at Tully Rinckey know how to move your case through efficiently and with minimal stress to you or your business.

If you or your company is involved in a dispute surrounding a real estate matter, you may need to go to court to resolve it. Hiring an attorney should be step one in the process. A knowledgeable real estate lawyer can make sure that you and your business are sufficiently represented and protected.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s litigators have an array of experience in handling commercial real estate matters, whether you are the complainant or the defendant. Our lawyers can adeptly negotiate a settlement that best benefits your company and maintains any relationships you may have. If a settlement can’t be reached, we represent you vigorously in court, fighting for a final judgment that offers you a suitable end to the matter.

The real estate lawyers at Tully Rinckey can represent you in any number of disputes, including:

  • Adverse possession
  • Eminent domain
  • Landlord/tenant disputes

With statutes of limitation in place for most real estate matters, you want to put together your legal team as soon as possible to allow plenty of time for settlement negotiations and trial preparation.

One of the most common disputes between businesses, or between businesses and individuals, involves contracts. The particular language in a contract, especially if it is vague or open to interpretation, can trigger disputes that lead to lawsuits. Hiring a detail-oriented lawyer to negotiate a settlement or litigate a resolution may be the best decision you can make.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s business attorneys know how to negotiate settlements in contract disputes. They understand that a dispute can hinge on one word or phrase, or on the clarification of one term. Our lawyers strive for a fair and equitable agreement, especially if an existing business relationship is at stake. If a trial cannot be avoided, though, our courtroom-tested attorneys will seek a judgment that protects your interests or those of your business. We plan strategically, fight aggressively, and stand beside you every step of the way.

Restrictions on when businesses and individuals can file a lawsuit against another party are called “statutes of limitation.” Our team of lawyers at Tully Rinckey PLLC know which statutes of limitation apply to your case, and are skilled at keeping cases on track, each step of the way.

The early hiring of an attorney to represent you in a lawsuit is almost always best. Certain statutes of limitation start when a violation or issue was first discovered. Others begin when the violation or issue first took place. Federal and state courts strictly apply statutes of limitation. An organized attorney can make sure that your legal matter doesn’t exceed these statutes.

If you own a construction company or a company that offers related services, you may at some point experience an issue with getting paid for work you completed. If you are a property owner or developer, you may have a dispute with a construction company that failed to live up to its contract. When that happens, you should consider hiring an experienced construction litigator to make your case for you.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s construction attorneys fight for your legal rights, whether you are the complainant or the defendant. Our lawyers understand construction law and can negotiate settlements or take your case to trial. We also know the statutes of limitation that may apply, and we make sure your case meets the various requirements and deadlines of each court. Tully Rinckey attorneys represent contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, suppliers, surveyors, and any other party in construction litigation.

There may be many reasons you or your company becomes subject to a breach of contract. Whatever the reason, if you have significant damages from such a breach, you should consider hiring a litigation attorney to represent your interests. Similarly, if you are being sued for breach of contract, you want a litigator with the knowledge and ability to protect you or your company from unfair claims.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s litigators know the issues surrounding breach of contract law. Whether you are the complainant or the defendant, our lawyers can skillfully reach a settlement that’s acceptable to both parties. If you do have to go to court, though, we fight aggressively to argue your case from a position of strength. Our goal is a judgment that returns reasonable damages to you, or one that to protects you and your business from excessive or fraudulent claims.

If you have debt and need to manage it, a knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney can be instrumental in representing you in bankruptcy court or in helping you get relief from collectors. If you are a creditor trying to recover at least a portion of the money owed to you, you should also seek the assistance of a capable bankruptcy attorney.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s bankruptcy lawyers help you realize the options you have. Our lawyers are experienced negotiators who may be able to settle your dispute without going to court. But if a court date is imminent, we fight to protect your rights, whether you are involved in a Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceeding. Tully Rinckey attorneys have represented clients in federal district and bankruptcy courts, as well as in state supreme courts. We present your side of the case persuasively, seeking the best possible financial resolution available to you.

Land use and property disputes can arise between:

  • Landowners and government agencies
  • Property owners and their neighbors
  • Tenants and landlords

If you face such a dispute, the value of your property may be at risk or your ownership of the property may even be called into question. A land use or property dispute may also force you to stop construction on a project, creating uncertainty and pushing up costs. A land use and property lawyer can help you or your company to resolve your dispute, often without going to court.

The lawyers at Tully Rinckey PLLC protect your interests and those of your business on all kinds of land use and property matters, including:

  • Arbitration
  • Access concerns
  • Adverse possession
  • Blocked waterway
  • Boundary disputes
  • Condemnation
  • Easements
  • Eminent domain
  • Evictions
  • Fence disputes
  • Licenses
  • Mediation
  • Ordinance violations
  • Pollution
  • Property damage
  • Rights of way
  • Runoff
  • Squatters
  • Theft of property
  • Tree trimming (branch and root)
  • Wetlands
  • Wrongful timber cutting/removal

Tully Rinckey will negotiate satisfactory settlements when possible. If your issue can only be resolved in court, our lawyers represent throughout the entire process, making your case as strong as possible. We safeguard the value of your property, strive to protect your ownership interest, and give you a better shot at keeping your construction project on track.

Landlord/tenant disputes may be more than just inconvenient. They can be costly and even openly hostile. If you are a tenant experiencing a dispute with your landlord, whether it involves residential or commercial property, you may need to hire an attorney to represent your interests. Likewise, if you are the landlord of a residential or commercial property, and you have a grievance with a tenant, you might consider the services of an experienced lawyer to make your case for you.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s team of specially trained, courtroom-ready litigators will fight for you or your business. Our attorneys can represent you in any number of landlord/tenant disputes, including ones involving:

  • Discrimination
  • Landlord violations
  • Rent and lease agreements
  • Tenant violations

Our litigators can negotiate for you from a position of strength. We often tailor settlements that don’t require a trial. If a trial is needed, though, we represent you aggressively throughout each phase of the court proceedings, striving for the best possible outcome for your dispute.

When a consumer feels a warranted product or service doesn’t live up to expectations, it’s called a breach of warranty. A breach of warranty can occur when the product doesn’t perform as expected or performs differently from its advertised capabilities (called a warranty of fitness breach). A breach of warranty can also happen when a product or service doesn’t turn out to be what the company represented it as (called a warranty of merchantability breach).

If you experience a breach of warranty, you may consider hiring an experienced attorney to safeguard your consumer rights and to assist you in getting your money back or provide a settlement that otherwise satisfies your needs. Tully Rinckey’s lawyers fight hard to help you pursue your rightful compensation. We negotiate on your behalf with companies that have breached their product or service warranty. If a reasonable settlement can’t be reached, we take them to court on your behalf.

If you or your company provides a product or service to customers, you have a firm obligation to deliver on what you promise. That’s the liability you assume. When a customer thinks they have been injured by your product or service, or that they have incurred other damages, they may sue you. Often such lawsuits involve claims of damages caused by a manufacturing or design defect in a product. They may also involve claims that the warnings on your product or service were inadequate or missing entirely – called a “failure to warn” assertion. In any case, you will likely require the services of a capable attorney to protect your interests.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s litigators are adept at negotiating settlements related to products and services liability claims. A settlement can offer a quick resolution to the dispute that protects your business from both financial loss and reputational risk. Our lawyers also understand that sometimes consumer claims are frivolous or fraudulent. In cases such as this, we fight aggressively to defend your company, representing you in court as we seek a favorable judgment. We also advise you on the merits of an appeal, should an initial judgment not be satisfactory to you.

Our lawyers have succeeded in representing manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and retailers in complex cases, including:

  • Defending a commercial grass mower manufacturer in which a worker received a serious head injury after accidentally overturning a mower
  • Defending a golf cart manufacturer in which a cart owner became a quadriplegic after the cart unexpectedly powered forward

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