Colorado Business / Commercial Litigation Attorneys- Burg Simpson

Commercial Litigation Frequently Asked Questions

Business and corporate litigation issues can be incredibly complicated, time-consuming, and frustrating. Deadlines are critical. Mistakes are costly. To make things a little easier for you, we’ve provided some answers to the more common questions we hear about in this area of law.

But don’t allow this FAQ to be your only source of information about business and commercial litigation. Call us directly at 303-792-5595 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation form so that we can discuss the finer points of your particular case. Our Colorado commercial litigation lawyers are here to help.

We offer a number of flexible fee structures to meet the needs of our clients, consistent with the nature of the case. There are several types of attorney fee arrangements:

  • Time-based.
  • Fixed.
  • Contingent.
  • Combinations of these types of fee arrangements.

“Time based” arrangements include a fee that’s determined by the amount of time involved in handling you case, such as a set amount billed hourly, daily or weekly. “Fixed” arrangements involve a fee that’s based on a predetermined amount regardless of the time or effort involved – or the result obtained. “Contingent” arrangements are designed around an established percentage or amount that’s payable only upon attaining a recovery, regardless of the amount of time or effort involved. Whichever fee arrangement is used, rest assured that we’ll work with you to arrive at the most appropriate fee schedule for your particular case. Call us today at 303-792-5595 so we can discuss your options.

Yes, just not at the same time. All too often in a commercial litigation case, both the plaintiff and the defendant are in similar situations. Typically, Burg Simpson acts as a plaintiff’s firm for traditional tort (wrongdoing) claims, so we are uniquely position to represent you aggressively in your business disputes. Because of our extensive experience, a deep personal commitment to our clients, and a passion for what we do, we’re able to forge and maintain strong client relationships.

Traditionally, Burg Simpson is a trial firm. We try cases and our opponents know both our trial skills and the tenacity we display when we use them. We’ve learned over the years that the best settlements are reached when the opposing party knows we are ready and willing to go to all the way to trial. We are the “go to” firm for complicated cases that are often difficult to resolve. That doesn’t mean we aren’t committed to finding creative solutions to secure the best possible result for our clients at the most reasonable cost.

Yes. We have substantial resources, more than 60 attorneys and dozens of skilled paralegals. We also have the decades of experience to handle the most complicated of cases. For example, we’ve tried securities cases, contract cases, business tort cases, as well as land use and zoning cases valued in the tens of millions of dollars. We’re also trained and experienced in handling cases at both state and federal levels. Contact us today!

There are several steps you can take to prevent your business venture from ending up in a commercial dispute:

  • Work with competent transactional counsel when forming your company. Give considerable thought and discussion to how you establish your business so that your most important assets are protected. Additionally, it’s never too early to start thinking about – and planning – your exit strategy, especially if you’re setting up a joint venture.
  • Everything should be in writing. This includes good faith ethical standards, compliance programs, and retention policies. This could be detailed policies and procedures governing the hiring and termination of employees, for example.
  • Consult with your insurance broker regularly to ensure you have the appropriate policies and that they’re up to date.
  • Make sure your records are detailed and meticulous – and not just of major agreements, but of things as minor as everyday correspondence and meeting notes. This practice alone can head off most business disputes.
  • Rely on your counsel when pursing any acquisitions, sales, or business deals.

If you’re in the process of setting up a business, negotiating the purchase of a company, or simply caught up in a contract dispute, call the Colorado bad faith insurance attorneys at Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595 to find out how we can help you and discuss your case FREE.

Alan K. Simpson Argues For a 28th Amendment

 August 16, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Argues For a 28th Amendment

Are corporation’s people? It might sound like a simple question, but it’s one the U.S. Supreme Court answered in the affirmative when it handed down its landmark Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010. That 5-4 ruling struck down a prohibition against certain election communications by nonprofits, corporations, labor unions, and other associations…. Read more »

Michael S. Burg Blasts Supreme Court Big Pharma Ruling

 August 15, 2017

Michael S. Burg Blasts Supreme Court Big Pharma Ruling

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court handed Big Pharma a big victory. In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, the high court struck down California’s effort to widen the scope of non-residents seeking relief from dangerous drugs. In an 8-1 decision, the court ruled against nearly 680 plaintiffs who were suing the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

 August 15, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

  Twenty-Three Attorneys Were Listed in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2018 Four Attorneys Listed as 2018 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” In Their Practice Area and Region August 15, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce several… Read more »

Weyerhaeuser Floor Joists Could Be Poisoning Your Home

 August 9, 2017

Weyerhaeuser Floor Joists Could Be Poisoning Your Home

August 9, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Thousands of new homes may be uninhabitable due to excessive levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, found in the joists of finished and unfinished basements. Homeowners and construction workers have reported feeling ill, with burning eyes and respiratory issues, after exposure to hazardous levels of formaldehyde present in these… Read more »

Appraisers’ Decision on Causation is Binding – Colorado commercial litigation lawyer - Burg Simpson

 July 21, 2017

Appraisers’ Decision on Causation is Binding

On July 19, the Iowa Court of Appeals held that the results of an insurance appraisal are binding and conclusive against the insurance company. In Walnut Creek Townhome Ass’n v. Depositors Ins. Co., 2017 Iowa App. LEXIS 722 (July 19, 2017), the court held that an appraisal award that determined the “amount of loss” to… Read more »

Breach of Contact – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys- Burg Simpson

 June 22, 2017

HOW LONG DOES A PARTY HAVE TO PERFORM HIS OR HER DUTY UNDER A CONTRACT?

If you are in the business world, a common cause of action you may encounter is for breach of contract. A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform an agreed-upon duty as specified in the contract, whether it’s verbal or written.  Sometimes the question arises as to how long a party to… Read more »

Tesla Liable - Denver Product Liability Attorney – Burg Simpson

 May 4, 2017

Was Tesla Liable?

When a product harms a consumer, the victim or surviving family has the right to file a product liability or a wrongful death lawsuit. These legal actions determine if the manufacturer of the product was negligent in designing, manufacturing or testing the product’s safety prior to release. When Tesla finally allowed the self-driving car onto… Read more »

Co-counsel – Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 April 12, 2017

Strong Co-counsel Can Crack Complex Cases

Edmund Burke once wrote, “Laws, like houses, lean on one another.” It’s a lesson more lawyers should take to heart. For newer, or even simply independent attorneys, it can make all the difference to find a more experienced lawyer to lean on and partner as co-counsel. Collaboration and referrals with other law firms can benefit… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

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Trial Talk magazine

 November 18, 2015

Trial Talk: Cross Appeal? Now What?

Burg Simpson Attorney and Shareholder Diane Vaksdal Smith’s article, published in CTLA’s Trial Talk, April/May 2015, addresses specifics of appellate practice and procedure. Download full article PDF

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Threats to Shift an Already Tilted Playing Field More in Favor of Homebuilders Burg Simpson attorneys Jennifer A. Seidman and Ronald M. Sandgrund examine what could happen if lawmakers allow builders to take advantage of and mischaracterize the causes of the Great Recession’s lingering effects, and the facts regarding the real causes of the decline… Read more »

Pop Culture

 November 18, 2015

Part IV – Does Popular Culture Influence Lawyers, Judges, and Juries?

TV and Movies – What We Love and Love to Hate Twelve Angry Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, the O.J. Simpson debacle…do these movies and televised lawsuits influence decision makers? Burg Simpson attorney Ronald M. Sandgrund continues the panel series dialogue, with Part IV addressing TV and movies. Download full article PDF

Pop Culture Part 3

 November 18, 2015

Part III – Does Popular Culture Influence Lawyers, Judges, and Juries?

Managing Popular Culture’s Influence Popular culture generally has been defined as “culture based on the tastes of ordinary people rather than an educated elite.” Part III investigates whether popular culture may be undermining the rule of law. Burg Simpson attorney Ronald M. Sandgrund mediates this panel article. Download full article PDF

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