Miami Commercial Litigation Attorney
Paul A. Humbert P.L. is an effective commercial fraud lawyer in Miami representing clients from all over Florida, and the Miami area. Paul has practiced law in both state and federal court for over 20 years. The Law Offices of Paul A. Humbert, P.L., boast a proven track record of positive outcomes in court. We represent clients with business and commercial legal issues.
Our firm focuses on specific cases regarding limited practice areas. For this reason, the Law Offices of Paul A. Humbert, P.L., is able to provide clients with expert legal counsel and advice. Contact our firm today so we can discuss your business issue, dispute, corporation, or joint venture.
Attorney Paul A. Humbert, P.L.’s, extensive experience as a Florida Commercial Litigation Lawyer in Miami provides his clients with an educated insight into disputes regarding breach of contract as well as ownership, commercial fraud, and failure to perform. Paul determines the best course of action for a client’s case. The most efficient resolution is often negotiation of settlement through litigation. However, he is an experienced and aggressive commercial fraud lawyer in Miami when a client’s best interest is taking a case to court.
Any business may someday need to rely on the services of a competent civil trial attorney. Disputes resulting in litigation, the process of litigation, and trial, as well as the trial aftermath, can sap company resources. Commercial litigation and trial additionally can interfere with normal company operation, strain relationships between partners or employees, and inevitably threaten the very existence of the company itself. The enlistment of an experienced and effective trial lawyer is vital to save a business from possible bankruptcy or dissolution.
What is Business Litigation?
Business litigation is employed when a business dispute arises unable to be resolved through negotiation or arbitration. Regardless of a private party claiming legal issue with a business, or a business entity with another business entity, The Law Offices of Paul A. Humbert, P.L. can help.
Business litigation is a broad term regarding lawsuits taken to court to resolve business-related problems. Areas in which the Law Offices of Paul A. Humbert, P.L. practice include:
- Debt Collection and Enforcement of Judgments
- Commercial Litigation
- Foreclosure Litigation
- Pursuit of Deficiency Judgments
- Receivership & Assignment of Rents
- Commercial Contract Disputes
- Unpaid Invoices/Accounts Stated
- Credit Damage Enforcement Claims
- Fraud Claims
- Landlord/Tenant Evictions & Disputes
- Real Estate Litigation
- State & Federal Appeals
Process of Litigation
A plaintiff initiates a lawsuit through the filing of a complaint against the defendant with the Clerk of Court. This complaint details all factual information and requests relief or damages either compensatory or where applicable, punitive.
With a strict deadline for response, the defendant possesses limited time to respond to this petition. If you or your company is served with a complaint petition, it is important that you consult with a commercial fraud lawyer in Miami like Paul A. Humbert, P.L. If a defendant fails to respond to this petition in a timely fashion, a default judgment will be granted to the plaintiff. A default judgment is essentially a ruling where the court awards the plaintiff in the same manner as if they were victorious in the case.
A defendant additionally has the right to a counterclaim seeking relief against the plaintiff in these cases. If a defendant believes they have a valid claim against a plaintiff, they can file a counterclaim. The counterclaim is essentially a claim against a plaintiff requesting relief granted in their favor.
Prior to a case reaching the trial stages, a thorough background is done through the discovery process. The discovery process is a sharing of information between the legal counsels of both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s legal counsels. The background work that is performed regards the plaintiff and defendant, their legal counsel, potential witnesses, and experts. The information and documents exchange takes place between parties, witnesses and experts will be identified and depositions will be taken. This process is extraordinarily time-consuming as well as intensive. However, the pre-trial procedure is the most important part of litigation in cases of this nature. Winning or losing a commercial fraud case happens often on the basis of the discovery as well as pre-trial proceedings.
Settlement and Trial
When the legal counsels analyze the strength of the opposition’s claim through discovery, parties can reach an agreement before trial. When this agreement doesn’t take place, the court requires all evidence and arguments cultivated during discovery to be presented before judge or jury. A skilled, experienced trial lawyer will present all of this evidence in a way that creates a strong case. Additionally, they will be able to convince a judge or jury to rule in the client’s favor.
Whichever party receives an unfavorable ruling judgment regarding a claim can appeal the court’s decision. However, legal counsel must establish viable grounds for this appeal. A commercial fraud lawyer in Miami from the Law Offices of Paul A. Humbert, P.L. can assist in these matters. Our firm has extensive experience as counsel in commercial fraud in addition to litigation matters throughout the State of Florida. We can advise you regarding the viability of an appeal, while educating you on every facet of the case.
The Law Offices of Paul A. Humbert, P.L.
Our attorneys have represented various commercial clients. We represent large multinational corporations, as well as small businesses both in Miami as well as clients nationwide throughout the country. For more information on a commercial fraud lawyer in Miami or any of your commercial litigation needs, contact us today.