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Call our Colorado commercial litigation lawyers today. Business and corporate litigation issues can be incredibly complex and time-consuming. Mistakes can be costly. Call us at 720-500-5995 to get the expertise only a skilled Denver product liability lawyer can provide. Don’t wait until it’s too late, we’re here to help!

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WHAT IS BUSINESS AND COMMERICAL LAW?

Business and commercial law are so frequently paired together because both areas of law feature multiple crossover issues. Most attorneys familiar with one of law are usually well versed in the other.

Business law: This area falls under the jurisdiction of both state and federal laws. The foundation is built on federal law, which oversees stocks, investments, workplace safety, employment laws, and the environment. States can build on top of that, though, with their own laws – in these areas and others – in the form of licensing requirements and regulations for starting and running a company.

Commercial law: The Uniform Commercial Code bears the responsibility for regulating commercial law in the United States. The UCC, which debuted in 1952, is a set of laws that governs commercial transactions. Every state have adopted at least some part of the UCC – Louisiana and Puerto Rico only some, while American Samoa hasn’t at all – but every state is free to do what they want.

For a business owner, it can be tempting to negotiate a merger on your own. If you’re a homeowner fighting against a major manufacturer, you’re already at a distinct disadvantage. If you’re about to retire and you’ve discovered your nest egg is gone, you need a lawyer, not another broker. When it comes to the complicated rules and regulations wrapped around business and commercial law, you need all the help you can get.

NEGOTIATING DISPUTES, MANAGING SEPARATIONS

Breaking up is hard to do, especially for businesses. It can be incredibly complicated. It can be emotionally charged. The input and advice of objective, experienced counsel can prevent lengthy – and costly – litigation that all-too-often concludes with unhappy parties on both sides and can, instead lead to a more productive, reasonable resolution.

Disagreements between joint business owners – whether they’re simply partners, fellow members of a limited liability corporation, or shareholders of a larger entity – can include differences over operating responsibilities, the division of assets and/or liabilities, possession of intellectual property, questions over non-compete stipulations, and future ownership and management after the partnership’s dissolution. Our Colorado corporate litigation lawyers can protect your interests, walk you through existing contracts, obligations and liabilities, and ensure your compliance with the legal and regulatory dissolution requirements.

Dispute resolution that avoids expensive litigation altogether is almost always preferable, but it’s not always the most practical solution. Because Burg Simpson’s Colorado commercial litigation lawyers are recognized and respected as experienced trial attorneys, they bring that reputation and knowledge to your negotiations so that you can resolve disputes before they ever reach the courtroom – if at all possible. But when negotiations hit an impasse, or for any other reason that business termination escalates to the point of litigation, Burg Simpson’s veteran dispute resolution attorneys will fight for you in the courtroom.

FIGHTING FRAUD

As far as the law is concerned, there are two categories of fraud:

Business Fraud: An intentional misrepresentation of important facts, or failure to disclose those facts, causing another party to rely and change their position – to their detriment. Elements of business fraud include:

  • False representation of fact made by a person or corporation.
  • Knowledge that the representation was false when it was made.
  • An intention to get or induce the plaintiff to act (or refrain from acting) in reliance on the representation.
  • Damage occurred to the plaintiff as a result of the reliance.

Consumer Fraud: This occurs when, in the context of a business transaction, false statements of fact are made, the person or corporation making false statements knew that they were false at the time, and that the other party relied on those false statements to their detriment. Examples of consumer fraud include:

  • Insurance fraud.
  • Mail fraud.
  • Charity fraud.
  • Digital fraud.
  • Creditor fraud.
  • Mortgage fraud.
  • Telemarketing fraud.
  • Investment fraud.
  • Disaster fraud.
  • Identity theft

Fraud has become all too common in today’s “me first” culture. The media reports on tales of identity theft, credit card fraud, investment scams, nearly every day. If you need a strong courtroom advocate in a financial or investment dispute, the civil litigation lawyers at Burg Simpson can help. Call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced trial attorneys.

IF YOU’RE HAVING BUSINESS LITIGATION ISSUES …

Burg Simpson’s Colorado corporate attorneys deal with a wide array of business and commercial litigation matters. Our expert business litigation lawyers are eager to help you whether you’re a C-corporation, a limited partnership, an S-corp, a sole proprietorship, a family business, or just an individual with any issue related to business law.

Call us right now to get assistance from the experienced Colorado bad faith insurance attorneys at Burg Simpson. Our trial lawyers are able to evaluate your case and advise you on the best course of action going forward.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Business and commercial law can sometimes appear to have more questions than answers – even for experts. So we’ve put together a comprehensive Commercial Litigation FAQ HERE  to help clear up some of the cloudier parts of this area of law. But don’t think you can read through it and argue your own case. This is a dense part of Colorado law, and nothing can replace an in-person consultation with a Denver product liability attorney. Burg Simpson will walk through every step of your situation with you. Call us before it’s too late to help.

WHY CHOOSE BURG SIMPSON?

Founded: Michael S. Burg started the firm in 1977.

Attorneys: More than 60 trial lawyers providing nationwide legal representation, while operating out of five offices in Colorado, Wyoming, Ohio, and Arizona.

Passion: We fight for the legal rights of regular people, and work to hold negligent corporations and individuals accountable for their harmful actions or inaction.

Mission: To be Good Lawyers. Changing Lives®. We want to change peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court and securing fair compensation. We also want to give back to our local communities.

Results: We’ve secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements and judgments, and we’ve earned 200 individual recoveries in excess of $1 million each.*

HELPING PEOPLE

Burg Simpson is committed to helping catastrophically injured people rebuild and thrive after a serious accident or injury. Over the last 40 years, we’ve handled almost every type of injury or wrongful death case. We’re convinced no other law firm has the resources, reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to assisting injured individuals and their loved ones.

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Michael S. Burg Cautions Against Senate Candidate Roy Moore

 November 21, 2017

Michael S. Burg Cautions Against Senate Candidate Roy Moore

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg thinks it’s in the best interest of everyone for Democrats and Republicans to work together to fight the advance of the alt-right by uniting against the U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. “It’s time for both parties to stop being so divided,” Michael writes in his latest… Read more »

Burg Simpson Shareholder Mari K. Perczak Questions Weyerhaeuser Remediation Efforts

 November 10, 2017

Burg Simpson Shareholder Mari K. Perczak Questions Weyerhaeuser Remediation Efforts

Floor joists treated with a formaldehyde-based fire-protection coating forced hundreds of Colorado residents out of their homes earlier this year. The treated floor joists, manufactured by Weyerhaeuser, emitted noxious gases that made homeowners sick. Builders had installed the new joints in more than 2,200 news houses built in half a dozen states. Burg Simpson is… Read more »

Overturned Anti-Arbitration Rule Helps Corporations

 November 8, 2017

Overturned Anti-Arbitration Rule Helps Corporations

It didn’t take long for consumer advocates to speak out against the Senate’s recent vote to kill the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s anti-arbitration rule. Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg told Law Week Colorado this week that it’s certainly cause for celebration for big corporations. “It’s impossible to hold those banks responsible for what… Read more »

Death of Anti-Arbitration Rule Hurts Consumers

 November 7, 2017

Death of Anti-Arbitration Rule Hurts Consumers

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg argues that a Congressional vote to eliminate one of the last consumer protections left – a rule banning forced arbitration – is nothing less than a travesty of justice. In an op-ed published on Huffington Post this week, Michael points to the Equifax breach when suggesting that there… Read more »

Contract Anatomy – Colorado Corporate Litigation Lawyers - Burg Simpson

 October 25, 2017

Anatomy of a Contract

Contracts are the lifeblood of commerce.  While an optimist might say that contracts are how people and businesses know they can rely on the agreements of others, a pessimist might counter that contracts are confusing and full of fine print and traps for the unwary.  Looking more closely at contracts, both can be right. At… Read more »

Minority Shareholders Have Rights – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys - Burg Simpson

 October 4, 2017

Minority Shareholders Have Rights, Too

By definition, minority shareholders don’t have much say in how a company is run. They’re a lot like Delaware in a presidential election. But the law does afford them protections to prevent their rights from being trampled, while also granting remedies in case those rights have been violated. Minority shareholder rights are violated when the… 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 »

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

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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