Business Litigation Washington, DC
Business litigation Washington, DC can often be stressful and confusing, especially if you have never had to deal with it before. When it comes to handling the legal aspects of your business, you want to make sure that everything goes smoothly, from beginning to end. Unfortunately, there are many different aspects of business litigation that can lead to confusion and stress – even for seasoned lawyers who have dealt with this type of litigation many times before. In order to better ensure that your business litigation goes smoothly and without complications, contact Mahdavi, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PLLC for help with your case today!
For a meeting with a commercial litigation attorney, you should bring any documents that are relevant to your case. This may include contracts, correspondence, invoices, financial records, and anything else that would help the attorney understand your situation. In addition, it is helpful to bring a list of questions or issues that you would like to discuss. This will ensure that you make the most of your time with the attorney. If you do not feel comfortable bringing all of these items to the meeting, ask your attorney ahead of time what information they would prefer to see.
Work Product Protection Agreement
In order to protect your work product, you and your lawyer should sign a Work Product Protection Agreement. This agreement will help ensure that any information exchanged between you and your lawyer is protected from disclosure. It also specifies who owns the copyright of what was created during the course of the representation. Other forms to consider are Power of Attorney and Termination Letter (formal letter advising an attorney that their services are no longer needed).
Client Non-Disclosure Agreement
If you have a non-disclosure agreement with your client, bring it for your attorney. Your attorney will also need a copy of the complaint, if one has been filed. Bring any documents related to the case, including correspondence between you and the other party. Make sure to have a list of witnesses and their contact information handy. Be prepared to discuss your version of events leading up to the dispute. Have an idea of what you want to achieve through litigation and be prepared to discuss this with your attorney. Finally, be prepared to discuss your budget for the litigation process.
A privilege log is a critical tool during Washington business litigation because it allows you to track which documents are protected by attorney-client privilege. This is important because if the privilege is waived, the document can be used as evidence against you. Plus, a privilege log can help you keep track of what documents have been turned over to the other side and avoid inadvertently waiving privilege. An experienced business attorney can walk you through what this is and how to procure it in more detail.
Client Instruction Sheets
Before meeting with your business attorney for litigation, be sure to bring client instruction sheets. This will help your attorney understand your business model and how it works. Additionally, be sure to bring any documents that may be relevant to your case, such as contracts, invoices, or emails. Finally, it’s always helpful to have a list of questions prepared so you can get the most out of your consultation.
If you are facing Washington business litigation, contact an attorney at Mahdavi, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PLLC for help with your case today!