In litigation, a lawsuit is brought before a court of law to hear the case by the parties involved for resolution. Any dispute that leads to a lawsuit can be overwhelming for the individual or business involved, and with so much at stake, you need expert legal representation to win your case or get the most favorable outcome possible. Litigation is a core part of our firm’s practice, and we aim to serve the needs of our clients and protect their best interests during negotiations or court proceedings.

The litigation lawyers of Tully Rinckey PLLC offer skilled legal representation in a range of cases, 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

Whether you’re the complainant or case defendant, we can help. The attorneys of Tully Rinckey possess exceptional trial and appellate skills, in-depth knowledge of the law and practical business judgment, all of which contribute to our delivery of optimal results.

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Businesses and individuals may face a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial lawsuits. This litigation can involve disputes with other businesses, individuals, or governments in all sorts of legal areas. Whether you are the complainant or the defendant in such a lawsuit, you should consider retaining an attorney to represent you. An experienced litigator can handle your case from a position of strength, protecting your interests or those of your business at every step.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s top-notch litigators are tough negotiators and are trial-tested. Our lawyers have represented clients in municipal and state courts, and have argued cases all the way to the Supreme Court. Whenever possible, we seek settlements that resolve legal matters expediently and favorably. When cases do go to court, our litigators are thorough in their preparation, strong in their arguments, and dynamic in their delivery.

Our attorneys protect your financial risk and the reputation of your company. Tully Rinckey clients realize a number of clear advantages, including:

  • Access to an array of services – Our lawyers provide all types of litigation services to clients across the globe
  • Deep experience – Our lawyers build on decades of experience to represent clients in cases before courts at all levels
  • Innovative representation – Our lawyers strengthen your case with every tool and resource available to them
  • Risk awareness – Our lawyers understand the risks you or your business face, and find ways to reduce those risks at every stage of the legal process

We handle all types of corporate and commercial litigation, including:

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

Negotiating favorable settlements is one way Tully Rinckey litigators reduce risk. Settling out of court resolves your legal matter in a timely manner, while protecting your reputation and preserving beneficial relationships you may want to keep. Your bottom line and your reputation are vital considerations of our experienced lawyers.

If achieving a settlement isn’t possible, Tully Rinckey attorneys access extensive legal resources to represent you aggressively in the courtroom. Our lawyers manage your case schedule carefully. We make motions and filings on time, and we take depositions and produce documents according to the rules of the court. We work vigorously toward a decision that meets your financial objectives and protects your business.

Sometimes an initial judgment will fall short of your expectation. When that happens, our lawyers will confer with you to decide on whether to pursue an appeal. Since each court of appeals has its own timelines and requirements, we keep your case moving forward, striving for a more favorable judgment in the appellate court.

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The term “civil litigation” is just another way of saying lawsuits. The experienced litigators at Tully Rinckey PLLC will represent you in civil litigation, whether you are the complainant or the defendant. In most any type of lawsuit, we employ proven negotiation skills to reach favorable settlements. If a settlement is unreachable, our capable lawyers represent will diligently represent you in the courtroom.

The timeline of civil litigation is dictated by statutes of limitation. You should consider hiring a litigator as soon as you can. Tully Rinckey attorneys are knowledgeable of court statutes and other requirements. We keep your case on track, protecting you or your business at every stage of the legal process.

Disputes involving real estate and related transactions can hamper a company’s efforts to grow, and may jeopardize property valuations and ownership as well. Tenants, on the other hand, may suffer damages related to landlord negligence or discrimination. If you are either a complainant or a defendant in a real estate lawsuit, you should consider engaging an experienced real estate lawyer to manage your case, protect your rights, and safeguard your interests.

The capable litigators at Tully Rinckey PLLC are skilled at negotiating settlements. A settlement can bring your legal matter to a speedy close, save you time and money, and salvage business relationships. If a settlement can’t be reached, however, we stand up for you in court with proven trial strategies and strong arguments. We strive for the best possible judgment in your case, one that meets or exceeds your expectations.

Tully Rinckey attorneys resolve all types of real estate disputes, including:

  • Adverse possession
  • Eminent domain
  • Landlord/tenant disputes

Statutes of limitations apply to most real estate litigation. To enable your legal team to analyze and prepare your case, you should contact a Tully Rinckey lawyer as soon as possible.

Disputes involving contracts can be exceedingly complex. Terms can be misunderstood or misapplied, the meaning or intent can be vague, or one party may simply not be willing or able to do something they were contracted to do. If you are involved in a contract dispute, you may need a knowledgeable contract attorney to assist you in resolving the matter.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s experienced contract lawyers know how to resolve contract disputes. Our attorneys save you time and money by trying to negotiate a favorable settlement for you or your business. Sometimes a settlement is unachievable. In that instance, we represent you aggressively throughout the full length of your trial. Using our extensive legal resources and proven courtroom strategies, our capable litigators safeguard your interests or those of your company.

“Statutes of limitation” are simply time limits that federal and state courts place on when businesses and individuals can file a lawsuit against another party. Some statutes of limitation are triggered when a violation or issue was first discovered. Others start when the violation or issue first took place. Since the courts strictly adhere to their statutes of limitation, a capable litigator can ensure you don’t miss a deadline.

The experienced litigators at Tully Rinckey PLLC stay current on all statutes of limitation. Our attorneys can advise you on how various statutes may have an impact on your case. If you or your business becomes involved in a civil litigation, a Tully Rinckey litigator can assist you in keeping your case on track and running smoothly.

If you own a construction business, you know that you sometimes have to deal with disputes that can’t be easily resolved. These disputes may even lead to a lawsuit where you are either the complainant or the defendant. If you or your company is faced with litigation, your first move should be to consider hiring a capable litigator to represent you.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s construction litigators are skilled in negotiation and courtroom-ready. Our lawyers routinely represent:

  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Suppliers
  • Surveyors
  • Other construction-related parties

We are experienced in negotiating favorable settlements that bring a swift end to your case and that preserve existing business relationships. If a trial is unavoidable, though, we represent you aggressively. Our litigators use every available resource and argue your case from a position of strength, striving for a decision that best meets your business objectives.

Construction disputes cover a wide variety of legal matters, including:

  • Contract disputes
  • Bond claims
  • Breaches of contract
  • Construction delays
  • Construction liens
  • Job abandonment disputes
  • Nonpayment of services
  • Workmanship claims

Since statutes of limitation may apply to your case, it’s better to assemble your legal team as early as possible.

A breach of contract occurs when a company or individual doesn’t provide the product or service they promised. If you or your company are named as a defendant in a breach of contract lawsuit, you should consider hiring a competent contract attorney to represent you. If you are the injured party in a breach of contract dispute, and you have suffered significant damages as a result, retaining experienced legal counsel to recoup your loss is highly advised.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s capable litigators draw on a wealth of knowledge and extensive resources to protect your interests in a breach of contract case. Our skilled attorneys can often achieve a favorable settlement without having to go to court. But if a settlement is out of the question, we represent you strongly throughout the course of your trial.  If a fraudulent or excessive claim is being made against you, we vigorously defend your position, seeking a dismissal of the lawsuit.  Whether you are the complainant or the defendant, we help you realize the best possible outcome in your case.

Whether you are pursuing a bankruptcy, or you are seeking to recoup what you are owed by a bankrupt party, you may require legal counsel to help you resolve any complex issues and accomplish your goals. An experienced bankruptcy litigator can help debtors to shed debt or create a repayment plan. A lawyer can also assist creditors in getting back all or some of the dollars they are owed.

The capable litigators at Tully Rinckey PLLC can represent you in proceedings for Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Our lawyers can also work to help you get back money you are due from bankruptcy filers. We plan and direct your case each step of the way, making every effort to reach settlements or gain judgments favorable to you or your business. In federal district courts, bankruptcy courts, or state supreme courts, we apply proven legal strategies that protect your interests.

Land use and property disputes can arise between landowners and government agencies, between property owners and their neighbors, or between tenants and landlords. Such disputes can jeopardize your ownership stake or reduce the value of your property. They can also stall construction projects, costing you more in time and money. If you become involved in a land use or property dispute, you may need capable legal representation to resolve your dispute and protect your interests.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s experienced litigators make every effort to preserve your property ownership, protect the value of your land, and keep your construction projects on schedule. Our lawyers represent complainants and defendants in all types 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

Our attorneys are knowledgeable and highly trained in the art of negotiating settlements, which can resolve your dispute quickly. If we cannot achieve a favorable settlement to your case, however, we represent you aggressively in court.  From pretrial motions through closing arguments, we employ our extensive legal resources and proven legal strategies to seek a judgment that meets your expectations.

Landlord/tenant disputes are usually resolved by the parties involved without having to go to court. But in instances where the disputes are complex or involve significant damages, a trial may be unavoidable. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, if you have a dispute in which a solution cannot be achieved, you should consider engaging experienced legal counsel to help you resolve the issue and gain satisfaction.

The capable litigators at Tully Rinckey PLLC represent affected parties in many different kinds of landlord/tenant disputes, including those involving:

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

Our attorneys focus first on negotiating settlements between landlords and tenants. A settlement generally saves all parties involved both time and money. If a settlement can’t be reached and your case moves to court, our lawyers represent you aggressively throughout the trial. We employ proven legal strategies and call on a wealth of legal resources to help you realize a favorable outcome to your case.

Tully Rinckey litigators protect your real estate interests, your reputation, and your financial investment at every stage of the legal process.

When a person or business is damaged by a product or service, it may trigger a breach of warranty lawsuit. Damages incurred can include personal injury, property damage, or monetary losses. If you or your business has realized significant damages from a breach of warranty, it’s important to hire a competent attorney to represent your interests.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s experienced litigators can represent you in breach of warranty lawsuits, of which there are generally two types:

  • A product doesn’t work for its intended purposes – commonly called a warranty of merchantability breach
  • A product performs differently from its advertised or expected capability – referred to as a warranty of fitness breach

Our skilled lawyers try to negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf. If a settlement can’t be achieved, we fight for you in court. We protect your interests or those of your business with aggressive representation, a wealth of legal resources, and proven legal strategies.

Products and services lawsuits can imperil a company’s finances, harm its reputation, and restrict its growth. If your company faces a lawsuit based on a product that didn’t work properly or a service that didn’t perform as expected, you may be liable for significant damages. You definitely want to hire a capable litigator to protect your company and resolve your dispute.

If the claim is deceitful or unwarranted, it’s especially important to have experienced legal counsel.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s skilled litigators call on extensive resources and proven legal tactics to represent you or your business. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, supplier, or retailer, we understand the products and services liability you carry. Our lawyers

have defended companies in many types of complicated lawsuits, including:

  • The defense of a golf cart manufacturer against a cart owner who became a quadriplegic after the cart unexpectedly powered forward
  • The defense of a commercial grass mower manufacturer against a worker who incurred a serious head injury after accidentally overturning a mower

Our litigators start by analyzing the particulars of your case to determine whether the claim against you involves damages caused by a design defect, a manufacturing issue, or inadequate warnings (a “failure to warn” assertion). We then plan a case strategy designed to offer the best possible defense.

The first part of that strategy may be to seek a settlement of the lawsuit, which has the benefit of resolving the dispute quickly and with minimal publicity. Our skilled litigators negotiate for your best interests, attempting to reach a settlement that’s ideal for your company’s bottom line.  Alternatively, if the claim is fraudulent or excessive, we may file motions to have the case dismissed.

In the event that a settlement isn’t possible, our lawyers are courtroom-ready and trial-tested. We represent you aggressively, defending your company in court at every stage – from taking depositions to discovering evidence, from jury selection to closing arguments. If the initial judgment isn’t acceptable to you, our attorneys discuss with you the options you have for appealing the decision. The most favorable judgment possible is our primary goal.


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