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.

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

 October 17, 2017

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

Late one night in September 2013, after days of constant rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the floodgates of Olympus Dam in Larimer County, Colorado. More than 5,000 cubic feet of water per second rushed down the Big Thompson River, destroying several homes along the way. Overall, the flooding that year killed 10 people… Read more »

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

 October 12, 2017

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

Temple University unveiled Burg Simpson founder Michael S. Burg’s portrait in its Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame earlier this month. Michael attended the ceremony, where he expressed his concern for the future of the profession. “The framers of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence understood the importance of the jury trial and how important… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

 September 28, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

Over the last several years, the tone of American politics has become increasingly unpleasant, to put it mildly. It’s something Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson wants to see change. One thing Simpson would like to see is lawmakers spending more time listening to their constituents. It’s something he made a priority during his own… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

 September 27, 2017

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg spoke with Reuters this week about the abrupt retirement of Equifax CEO Richard Smith following the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach. “They didn’t do anything to protect the consumers and their information,” Burg told the news service, “Then they attempted to keep people from being able to… 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 »

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 »

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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