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Commercial Litigation

Woods Aitken regularly assists businesses in handling a wide array of legal issues. From assessing the legal implications of business decisions in order to prevent legal disputes from arising, to the handling of major claims that have already developed, Woods Aitken can offer guidance at any stage.

Our attorneys routinely draft and analyze contracts to identify and minimize potential issues before they become a problem, and to ensure that the Firm’s clients are put in the best possible position when entering into agreements. The Firm’s Commercial Litigation team can also address client questions and concerns as they arise to prevent small matters from becoming major disputes.

When legal problems do arise, our Commercial Litigation team works with each client to help them develop effective claims and defenses, and an individualized discovery and litigation strategy. Our attorneys are often able to achieve a positive resolution for our clients without involving the courts, by helping our clients develop and present positions in negotiations and prepare settlement proposals, and by utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or arbitration.

If a case does proceed to litigation, our experience enables us to work with our clients to create budgets and case management plans that provide transparency and facilitate complete client understanding of the litigation process. The Firm has also developed extensive litigation support staff capabilities that facilitate cost-efficient organization, coding and processing of millions of documents and project records. Using the Firm’s extensive knowledge and resources, we can place our clients in the best possible position to obtain a positive resolution before a case proceeds to trial. 

If a trial is necessary, our Commercial Litigation team has extensive experience trying cases in state and federal courts across the country, before arbitrators, and in the U.S. Court of Claims. We also routinely handle post-trial disputes, as well as appellate briefing and argument. 

We frequently handle high stakes cases, and we routinely prosecute and defend multi-million dollar claims for our clients. By zealously representing our clients, we have obtained high dollar recoveries for our clients through negotiated settlements, arbitrations, and judgments in state and federal courts.