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.

 December 6, 2018

Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

Attorney Brian Matise at Burg Simpson handles complex civil litigation cases, and he has taken the lead on the West Metro Case. This case involves the distribution of more  than $1.8 million in funds that remained in a trust that was committed to fund health insurance benefits for 73 retired firefighters and their dependents. These… Read more »

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) gives eulogy for late President George W.W. Bush

 December 5, 2018

Former Senator Al Simpson Eulogizes President George H.W. Bush

This morning, former Senator Alan K. Simpson (R-WY) celebrated the life of former President George H.W. Bush, his long-time friend and colleague. Speaking of the man’s warmth and integrity, Sen. Simpson delivered a moving speech on President Bush’s legacy of integrity, loyalty and sacrifice. When speaking to the press, Alan Simpson spoke on the difficulties… Read more »

Honorable Alan K. Simpson hero image

 December 4, 2018

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to Remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s Funeral

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The former senator, a colleague and longtime friend of George and Barbara Bush, will be one of four speakers to deliver the eulogy at the late president’s funeral this week. Simpson and Bush established their… Read more »

stephen burg personal injury attorney handles spinal injury cases

 November 29, 2018

Stephen Burg Handles Spinal Cord Injury Cases

  Shareholder Stephen Burg handles spinal cord injury cases at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. Mr. Burg is a trial attorney whose practice is focused on representing victims of auto crashes, personal injury, trucking accidents, product liability injuries, gas explosions, wrongful death, and harmful drug products. He also has significant experience in handling spinal cord… Read more »

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

 November 5, 2018

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

All attorneys at Burg Simpson strive to make our motto more than just words. Both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys work to support local and national communities by protecting their rights and to making certain that crisis recovery and educational opportunities are available to all. In this video, Burg Simpson shareholder and… Read more »

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

 November 2, 2018

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

The negligence of Columbia Gas caused the massive gas explosions  in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover, MA. After the gas explosions, more than 2,000 people found themselves displaced, and their towns resembled a war zone. These gas explosions could have easily been avoided. Columbia Gas had been warned twice over the last decade that an explosion was… Read more »

Attorney Tom Henderson explains why the Durango 416 Fire aims to hold the Durango-Silverton Railroad accountable.

 November 2, 2018

Seeking Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

Colorado’s Durango 416 Fire was caused by the Durango-Silverton Railroad’s coal-burning train on June 1, 2018. The blaze has been reported to be the state’s sixth largest forest fire in history, and the fire destroyed homes and businesses in Durango and the surrounding area. Burg Simpson is now representing those affected by the 416 Fire… Read more »

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

 November 2, 2018

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

Body brokers are relatively unchecked and under-regulated by state and federal agencies.  Across the United States, mortuaries and hospices are committing fraud by allowing body brokers to convince families who have lost their loved ones to donate the body “for medical research.” But instead of being donated, the body ends up being dismembered and then… Read more »

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