New Haven business lawyers at Aeton Law provide legal representation in a wide variety of legal cases. If you are considering bringing a claim on behalf of your company or business or if your business has been sued, you need to work with an attorney who has varied experience in business litigation, and one who has specifically handled the type of legal situation you’re facing.
Aeton Law has been providing legal advice and advocacy for both defendants and plaintiffs throughout Connecticut, who are involved in different kinds of business litigation. Our business lawyers will help you every step of the way, from initiation court action to exploring the different alternatives to presenting your case to court. Our aim is helping you get the best possible outcome under the circumstances of your case.
Whether you need help, general legal advice, the preparation of agreements, or a gladiator in court, get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help.
How Can a Business Lawyer Help Me?
A skilled New Haven business lawyer can provide you with comprehensive help throughout any dispute that results in business litigation. Here are some of the ways a lawyer can help:
- File your claim in the appropriate court or responding to a notice that a lawsuit has been filed against you within the deadline
- Identify any and all of the legal claims you can raise, along with the counterclaims you could use when sued by another entity, and the defenses you may raise when you are sued.
- Collect evidence and find expert witnesses when necessary to testify on your behalf.
- Manage the discovery process, including reviewing the information provided to you, submitting the required information, and interviewing witnesses
- Turning over all of the court’s paperwork, including pleadings and motions, during the pre-trial and the trial phases
- Presenting evidence to support your claims and making arguments in your defense during court proceedings
- Negotiates settlements on your behalf and explores possibilities for out-of-court alternatives
- Appeal unfavorable rulings or decisions by the court, especially in cases where procedural or legal errors occurred
These are just some of the things that our lawyers can do for you depending on the circumstances surrounding your case. All the representation we provide is specifically tailored to the specifics of your unique circumstances.
When Should I Hire a Business Lawyer?
There are many instances where businesses come face to face with legal issues that are too much to handle on their own. In such cases, working with an attorney helps them deal with legal obstructions. Here are some of the common instances when a business can benefit from a New Haven Business Lawyer:
Starting a new Business
You should work with an attorney who focuses on business law and startups when structuring a new business. Your lawyer will help you choose what to register your business as. For instance, a business partnership, a limited liability corporation, or as a corporation. While you might not necessarily need a lawyer to register a business or a company, they can help make sure that you’re making the right decisions when doing so.
Buying or Selling a Business
It’s wise to work with an attorney with extensive knowledge of business law when creating sales or lease agreements, as well as when creating contracts with clients. In many cases, legal documentation has jargon that can be too difficult for the average person to comprehend. Having legal aid by your side can help you avoid nasty surprises that could put you in unwanted situations.
This is one of the most common services that business owners seek legal help for. Since lawsuits will vary in terms of state and federal violations, attorneys can come in handy in a multitude of practices to help you drive the case in your favor. Still, it’s important to find a lawyer who has plenty of experience handling issues similar to yours.
Based on the kind of business you run, you may want to work with an attorney who specialized in intellectual property. In case you want to patent your products or services, you need to consult with a lawyer to help guide you in the process details. A lawyer will guide you through the entire process and help you decide if obtaining a patent is the right choice for your business.
Averting legal issues
While you need a business lawyer to help you with the issues discussed above and more, you want to spend some time and resources to avoid finding yourself in such situations in the first place. One of the best ways to do this is to have a New Haven business lawyer from the start. This could end up saving you money on superfluous legal fees by preventing issues before they get out of hand. Consider consulting a lawyer for advice, guidance, and even to review documents and any relevant research.
Types of Business Law We Handle
Much of the litigation practice at Aeton Law involves business litigation. Over the years, we have amassed extensive experience in filing and defending claims involving business tort.
- Business tort involves claims of different forms of wrongdoings between or by businesses. Our cases range from defamation or trade libel of small businesses to million-dollar claims involving theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, and trademark infringement.
- Commercial claims and breach of contract
Our New Haven business lawyers can handle both the reviewing and the drafting process for contracts and the lawsuits for the breach of contracts. Our in-depth knowledge and experience in contract law and handling contract disputes allow us to provide our clients with “bulletproof” contracts, which allows a measure of predictability in matters of litigation. This provides a valuable benefit to clients who are considering bringing a breach of contract claim in Connecticut.
Similarly, if your business is facing a breach of contract lawsuit or demand for damages from a disgruntled entity, we can promptly identify the vulnerabilities of their contact and the claims against you or your business. Some of the common clauses in contracts that cause disputes include:
- Limitation of remedy
- Forum selection and venue
- Consequential damages
At Aeton Law, our lawyers represent all kinds of businesses regardless of their size throughout Connecticut and the surrounding areas. We also represent clients on a select basis throughout the country. Our experienced lawyers have decades of combined experience in trial and transactional law.
Shareholder and Partner Disputes
Our attorneys have years of experience handling all kinds of disputes involving ownership of Corporations, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies in state and federal courts. These kinds of disputes usually range from a breach of the duty of loyalty and the expulsion of a partner to judicial dissolution claims and shareholder oppression actions.
We file and defend cases of wrongdoing by partners and owners, such as self-dealing, siphoning of assets, unfair competition, and derivative lawsuits. When handling the cases, we rely on and work with additional experts in the relevant fields, such as forensic accountants, valuation teams, and computer forensics.
Over time, we have developed strong working relationships with a great variety of professionals and expert witnesses, get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help you settle your dispute in Connecticut.
To ensure the success of our clients when navigating technology and IP transactions, we offer experienced technology attorneys who practice in business and technology law. We can handle all forms of software and technology-related legal matters for businesses throughout New Haven and the overall Connecticut area.
Our lawyers are deeply experienced in all forms of software and technology legal matters, such as:
- Cyber Bullying
- Technology omissions and errors
- Software litigation and disputes
- Copyright and Trademark infringement
Contact our New Haven office today to learn more about how your business can benefit from our efficient, sophisticated, and cost-effective representation in the area of technology, software, and IT law.
Copyright and Trademark Disputes
Our New Haven trademark lawyers represent startups, entrepreneurs, and established companies who want to protect their logos, brand names, slogans, and other marks related to their brand, products, or services.
We can handle a wide variety of copyright and trademark matters for our clients in New Haven, Connecticut, and even nationwide. We handle matters such as:
- Filing trademark applications
- Business and product name selection
- Logo selection and design
- Monitoring the registered trademarks
- Infringement litigation and disputes
- Conducting clearance and “knock-out” searches
- Drafting and responding to cease and desist orders
- Responding to USPTO office actions
Theft of Trade Secrets
Trade secrets come in many forms – ideas, market intelligence, customer lists, business processes, trading strategies, and even software code. They generally enable business owners to have an advantage over their competition.
Our trade secret lawyers understand the great importance of trade secrets in any business, and we usually advise our clients on the most effective and efficient ways to manage, protect, acquire, and enforce their valuable trade secrets.
In case you discover your competitor is using your trade secrets without your permission, our team of trade secret lawyers can help enforce your rights, prevent any further use, and pursue compensation on your behalf for the losses you and your business suffered as a result. Similarly, in case you’re sued for theft of a trade secret, we can help you understand your options for resolving the case while minimizing the possibility of any further disclosure while in litigation.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Fraud
When dealing with misrepresentation or fraud cases, one of the key things your New Haven business lawyer will do is to research the past court decisions in Connecticut to establish which laws apply. Your lawyer will also use the case law requirements from past court decisions to establish if the law actually fits the facts surrounding the case. If the facts and the laws fit, then our lawyers will be able to draft a complaint to seek damages for breach of fiduciary duty or fraud.
According to Connecticut law, a lawyer can establish a fraud case by proving the following elements:
- An entity made a false representation as a statement of fact
- The statement was false and known to be false by the entity that made it
- The statement was made for malicious reasons – to induce the other party to act on it
- The plaintiff acted on the false statement to his harm
- The plaintiff relied on the representation and suffered the harm because of this reliance
Non-compete and Non-solicitation
In many industries, competition gets fierce by the day, especially for certain key employees. Companies also need to act in their best interest in order to protect their customer base. To further these goals, an employer might ask an employee to sign some form of restrictive covenant agreement, which usually comes as a non-solicitation and/or non-compete agreement.
A non-compete or non-solicitation agreement can serve you well if you’re running a business and you need to protect your client list and your investment in employees. In case such an agreement is breached, you can legally enforce the measure you have taken to protect your interests. If you’re an employee (or a former employee) who is subject to a rather unreasonable non-compete agreement, it could have a stifling effect on your career. You may be looking to defend the validity of your right to compete.
No matter the case, working with a non-compete New Haven business lawyer in Connecticut will be paramount. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.
Getting Help From a New Haven Business Lawyer
When you come to Aeton Law with any legal problem, our litigation lawyers will be ready to help you understand all of the laws that apply to your case, and the remedies and options available to you. We are always looking to help our clients achieve their short-term and long-term business goals while protecting their rights through the effective use of the Connecticut legal system.
Whether you’re the defendant or the plaintiff, we can help you protect the reputation and future of your company while reaching the appropriate resolutions for your legal disputes. Contact us at (860) 724-2160 or submit the form below to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team to find out more.