Despite preventative measures and efforts to diffuse tension and resolve disputes outside of a courtroom, some lawsuits are unavoidable. But, our approach to litigation is results-oriented. We will apply our experience, synthesize complex issues and related law, and help clients identify the most appropriate course of action to accomplish their goals cost-effectively.

Harm to business relationships and economic interests caused by wrongful or unlawful conduct may be compensated under the law. We represent business owners in breach of contract matters as well as business torts. Fraud, interference with contractual relations, and unfair competition are prevalent in the business world and steps must be taken to protect your bottom line.

When You Should Consider Civil Litigation

If an important business relationship sours, you may be left with no choice but to bring a claim and ask a court for relief. Though civil litigation is the last resort, it may be necessary to protect your business assets, obtain relief from a bad deal, or enforce your rights under a contract.

What is Wisconsin’s Civil Litigation Process?

To initiate litigation, you first need to file a complaint with the appropriate court. Well before that, though, we will work with you to identify any other means of resolving the dispute, including drafting cease and desist letters and demand letters to the other party. If the other party refuses to cooperate or you are unsatisfied with the informal resolution, we will counsel you on all aspects of litigation, including costs, process, and relevant case law.

We have successfully supported our clients by:

  • Recovering funds for elderly client related to investment advisor’s fraud.
  • Trying a franchise owner’s breach of fiduciary duty and related claims against an employee twice – first, secured judgment in circuit court trial and second, protected client’s judgment from discharge after successful trial in bankruptcy court in adversary proceeding.