Colorado Business / Commercial Litigation Attorneys

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.

Ronald M. Sandgrund Tackles Dangerous Activity in Latest Colorado Lawyer

 February 7, 2018

Ronald M. Sandgrund Tackles Dangerous Activity in Latest Colorado Lawyer

Who’s to say what’s “inherently dangerous” as opposed to “ultra hazardous?” Is it a question of law or a question of fact, best left for a jury to decide? Those are just a couple of the questions Burg Simpson’s Ronald M. Sandgrund raises in a feature in the latest issue of Colorado Lawyer magazine. Sandgrund… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Presents at 2018 Trial Lawyers Summit

 February 5, 2018

Michael S. Burg Presents at 2018 Trial Lawyers Summit

The Trial Lawyers Summit is an annual gathering of the nation’s trial lawyers, where they gather to exchange ideas and develop professional relationships. That’s why Burg Simpson shareholders frequently attend. In addition to signing copies of his book, “Trial by Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives,” Michael S. Burg spoke… Read more »

Tom W. Henderson Breaks Down Insurance Policy Details

 January 18, 2018

Tom W. Henderson Breaks Down Insurance Policy Details

The latest component in Burg Simpson’s ongoing professional education initiative is set for next week. Shareholder Tom W. Henderson will conduct a 90-minute web seminar, “Advising Your Business Clients on Insurance Policies,” at 9 a.m. MST on Jan 18. Designed for Colorado corporate litigation attorneys, this CE course will cover: Defining Ambiguous Terms. Understanding the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Announces its New Website Launch

 January 17, 2018

Burg Simpson Announces its New Website Launch

Burg Simpson is proud to announce the launch of a more comprehensive website that incorporates the firm’s office locations into a single site. The new Burg Simpson website, which has since focused on Colorado’s practice areas, now encompasses information for its Arizona, Ohio, and Wyoming offices all in one place, along with their practice areas,… Read more »

One of the Worst Things – Medical Malpractice Attorney Denver– Burg Simpson

 February 12, 2018

It’s One of the Worst Things That Can Happen to Your Baby

Although modern medicine and technology have managed to make childbirth a relatively routine medical procedure, it remains fraught with potential complications. Most problems that do arise during labor can be relatively minor, but some situations can turn a delivery room into an emergency operating theater. Shoulder dystocia is a complication that can occur without warning,… Read more »

Cesarean Section Births– Colorado Medical Malpractice Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 January 30, 2018

Cesarean Section Births Aren’t as Safe as You Think

About one in three infants in the United States is delivered by Cesarean section, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That statistic starkly contrasts to global C-section rates, which are much lower, at around 19 percent. There are a couple of reasons for these higher C-section rates…. Read more »

Ruling Against Homeowners Association - Denver Construction Defect Attorneys - Burg Simpson

 January 29, 2018

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling Against Homeowners Association

The non-delegable duty doctrine is simple enough: when one person, say a homebuilder, renders services which it should recognize as necessary for the protection of third persons, say ensuring construction is done in a good and workmanlike manner and in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, and building codes for home buyers, the builder cannot… Read more »

States Crack Down On Left Lane Drivers – Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson

 January 23, 2018

States Crack Down On Left Lane Drivers

Ask anyone who are the worst drivers on the road and you’re likely to get a variety of responses. One that stands out, however, are the passing lane campers, those who cruise along in the left lane, oblivious to the traffic they’re tying up or the road rage they’re feeding. According to the Expedia Road… 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.

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

 February 29, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

Ring of Fire host Farron Cousins talks with Michael Burg about taxes and the government’s resistance to upgrade America’s infrastructure.

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