Litigation is the term used to describe proceedings initiated between two opposing parties to enforce or defend a legal right. At Tully Rinckey, we represent clients in all facets of commercial disputes and strive to achieve each client’s goal through investigation, advocacy and effective negotiation. Our legal team will work closely with you to evaluate your claim or defense, and determine the best course of action to obtain a favorable outcome.

Our legal team has successfully represented clients in a variety of lawsuits, including:

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

The litigation lawyers at Tully Rinckey believe your time is valuable and understand the importance of reaching a prompt resolution in your case. As such, we will work thoroughly but expediently throughout your case to ensure a swift and satisfactory resolution. Our skilled lawyers can also help you if your dispute leads to any type of alternative resolution, such as mediation, arbitration or facilitation.

If you or your business is at the center of a lawsuit, let the attorneys of Tully Rinckey help.

To schedule an initial consultation, contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (202) 787-1900 or info@tullylegal.com

Commercial and corporate litigation encompasses a wide variety of business-related disputes and litigation. Businesses involved in litigation can face a great deal of uncertainty, and whether you are the claimant or defendant, pursuing a claim can be costly and time consuming. Without proper legal representation, it can be difficult to navigate your case, including depositions, settlement negotiation, and jury selection.

A knowledgeable attorney can increase your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome and work to ensure your best interests are protected throughout your case. The trial-tested litigation attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC will fight for you from litigation discovery to closing arguments, and beyond. We make sure you and your business receive a fair and just outcome.

Our commercial litigation lawyers have far-ranging experience in corporate and commercial litigation areas, including:

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

Tully Rinckey litigation attorneys offer you legal advantages that benefit you and your business, including:

  • Proficiency and expertise – Our lawyers provide innovative legal solutions that advance the interests of your business
  • Full-trial representation – Our lawyers handle all aspects of your case and keep it moving through the courts
  • Comprehensive services – Our lawyers offer the full scope of corporate and commercial litigation services
  • Deep resources and experience – Our lawyers know their way around state and federal courts across the country

For our expert legal team, reaching a prompt and favorable solution for your case is our business. Depending on the specifics, settling out of court may be the most advantageous outcome for your business. Tully Rinckey lawyers are adept at settlement negotiations that can end your dispute quickly and with the best possible outcome. If the case goes to trial, our lawyers will provide you and your business skilled representation throughout the proceedings. We fight aggressively to protect your lawful rights and will work diligently to secure a favorable judgment.

In the event the outcome of litigation does not meet your desired goals, we will review your case and advise you on the merits of an appeal. Our litigators have handled appeals at the highest appellate courts in the nation, so we understand the complex legal process and what’s at stake. Since the appellate courts operate differently from trial courts, we will accommodate the court’s deadlines and keep your case on track.

We offer a client-focused approach and put your needs and business goals at the forefront of every case.

To schedule an initial consultation, contact us at (202) 787-1900 or info@tullylegal.com.

Civil litigation involves two or more parties in a legal dispute who are seeking money, or another specific result, rather than criminal actions. A lawyer who specializes in civil litigation, also known as a litigator or trial lawyer, must represent clients in a variety of associated proceedings, including pretrial depositions and mediation.

The experienced civil litigation lawyers of Tully Rinckey offer expert representation to clients in all types of civil litigation cases and have a successful record of defending clients in civil proceedings. Our knowledgeable legal team will work proficiently throughout all stages of the case to achieve a favorable outcome and protect your rights.

Commercial real estate litigation involves income-producing real estate properties and projects, including office buildings, apartment buildings and retail centers. A lawsuit may arise from any aspect of these projects, such as financing or construction to management and development. It is imperative to hire an experienced attorney with expertise in this area of law who will understand the nuances of your case and the laws and regulations that may apply.

We have experience in all types of real estate litigation, including:

  • Adverse possession
  • Eminent domain
  • Landlord/tenant disputes

The real estate litigation lawyers of Tully Rinckey have the skill and knowledge needed to successfully represent you throughout your case. Our attorneys have a client-focused and strategic approach that will gain you the most favorable outcome in your proceedings, whether in court or through alternative dispute resolution.

A business contract creates certain obligations that are to be fulfilled by all parties who entered into the agreement. However, in business, delays can happen, financial problems may occur, and other problems can arise that may prevent a contract from being successfully carried out. Contract disputes happen when any party in a contract has a disagreement regarding any of the contract terms or its definitions. Contractual disputes can arise when the people involved in a contract do not stand by their original agreements and failed to perform a duty or promise as agreed to in the contract.

When a contract dispute, or breach of contract happens, you need experienced legal representation on your side. At Tully Rinckey, our contract dispute lawyers have the legal know-how to protect you and your business in contract dispute litigation, whether you are the claimant or defendant.

Statute of limitation laws define the time period in which a lawsuit must be filed, and generally when the time expires, for a person or entity to legally file a claim. Stringent state and federal laws exist that set strict time limits for filing a civil action.

If you feel you have grounds for legal action, the litigation attorneys of Tully Rinckey can help you determine the statutes of limitation that apply to your case and what the appropriate course of action is to ensure your claim is heard.

Construction litigation involves representing a person or entity involved in a commercial, governmental, or residential construction project. When a dispute arises between contracting parties and a resolution cannot be reached, the case often ends up in litigation, which can be costly and time consuming. Hiring an experienced construction litigation attorney, also known as a litigator or trial lawyer, can help ensure a prompt resolution is reached and your best interests are protected throughout the proceedings.

The construction litigation lawyers of Tully Rinckey have extensive experience resolving a wide range of claims that can arise before, during, and after construction projects.

Breach of contract describes the violation of a contract or an agreement that occurs when one party fails to fulfill its promises according to the provisions of the agreement. The agreement is intended to be legally enforceable so that each party has legal recourse if all or part of the agreement is not kept. If one party fails to perform their duties, the other party may be entitled to compensation.

The breach of contract lawyers at Tully Rinckey have successfully represented clients in all types of breach of contract cases. Our skilled legal team will work to ensure you received any and all damages you are entitled to and make sure your best interests are protected.

Bankruptcy litigation involves the representation of debtors, creditors, and lenders and trustees in all types of commercial and bankruptcy related litigation. Bankruptcy litigation is challenging and complex, and can require different tactics and mechanisms to achieve a favorable resolution.

The bankruptcy lawyers at Tully Rinckey will develop a proficient strategy aimed at protecting your best interests, both personal and financial. Our attorneys have expertly prosecuted and defended clients in a wide range of claims that can arise in bankruptcy cases and in a variety of industries, including real estate, technology, and transportation.

Land use litigation applies to the local appeal of zoning decisions or permit denials within the municipal or county government in addition to the review of such local decisions in state and federal courts. Laws and regulations regarding this matter are complex and require extensive knowledge to ensure proper procedures, filings, and proceedings are promptly and properly executed. Land use property claims can arise whether it involves a small remodeling project on a personal home or an expensive commercial development.

The lawyers at Tully Rinckey PLLC offer representation in the following land use and property areas:

  • 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

The property dispute lawyers of Tully Rinckey have substantial experience in land use matters and will create a practical strategy to protect your project.

A landlord or tenant dispute can arise from a variety of issues, including noise complaints, safety concerns, or construction. For anyone involved in this type of dispute, the tenant, landlord, or business may face unique challenges when defending their case, and understanding the specific laws that apply can be difficult without prior knowledge of the law. However, an experienced attorney can help.

Some of the landlord/tenant disputes our lawyers handle include those involving:

  • Rent and Lease Agreements
  • Tenant Violations
  • Landlord Violations
  • Discrimination

The landlord tenant attorneys at Tully Rinckey have the expertise and knowledge to successfully represent you and ensure your lawful rights are secured.

Breach of warranty is a legal term that refers to the failure of a seller to fulfill the terms of a promise, claim, or representation made concerning a product sold. The law assumes that the seller gives certain guarantees concerning a product sold and that he or she must stand behind these assertions. Warranty protection is provided under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which has been adopted, at least in part, by all states, and protection is also provided on the federal level.

Solutions to breach of warranty may entail arbitration or settling the matter in court. At Tully Rinckey, our experienced breach of warranty lawyers will thoroughly evaluate your case and determine the best means to resolve your dispute.

Product liability law ensures that makers or sellers of products to the public are held responsible for any injuries caused by the product. Defective or dangerous products unfortunately cause a great deal of injury every year in the United States, and the responsibility for a product that causes harm lies with the parties in the distribution chain, including manufacturers, retailers, or suppliers. In the United States, the majority of product liability laws is determined at the state level and varies considerably. Each type of product liability claim requires proof of different elements in order to present a valid claim.

At Tully Rinckey, our product liability lawyers represent and advocate for persons or entities in a product liability case, whether you are the claimant or defendant.

Among the many cases our attorneys have handled, a few representative ones include:

  • Defense of a golf cart manufacturer in which a cart unexpectedly powered forward and seriously injured the cart owner, resulting in quadriplegia
  • Defense of a commercial grass mower manufacturer in a rollover accident that caused a serious head injury

Our experienced legal team has the knowledge and expertise needed to obtain a prompt resolution that protects your best interests and your rights.

 

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