At some point in time, nearly every business finds itself needing guidance for matters that could end up in court. At such times, having experienced attorneys at your side is invaluable. The business litigation attorneys at Katz Korin Cunningham, PC provide representation to clients in matters large and small.
Our attorneys represent clients in a wide variety of disputes before trial and appellate courts in state and federal jurisdictions, as well as provide representation in mediation and arbitration proceedings. Whether a Fortune 500 company, closely-held business or an individual with business interests at stake, our business litigation attorney to serve your interests.
Whether in bankruptcy, breach of fiduciary duty, business disputes, torts, class actions, closely held corporations, contract violations, construction, employment (including non-competes and non-solicitation concerns), negligence, environmental, probate and estate matters, product liability, real estate, shareholder and ownership interest disputes, trade secret protection cases, Katz Korin Cunningham is privileged to serve you.
As another measure of the breadth of our skills in business litigation we are often requested by other law firms and in-house counsel to act as local counsel on their behalf.
PATENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
If you hold a patent or wish to challenge a patent, the attorneys of Katz Korin Cunningham will deftly identify and act on all of the available avenues to enforce your rights.
The decision to enter into patent litigation should not be made lightly. It is often a high stakes matter, which requires careful consideration as to how to weigh the benefits and costs in advance so you are prepared to make a well-considered business decision. How best to protect and advance your interests in intellectual property benefits from advice based on experience in the courts where you and your company will be litigating so the risk/benefit equation has a clear answer. Because of this, you want a firm that is familiar with patent claims, local rules, and able to quickly understand the essential elements of your invention and how your interests can best be promoted. The attorneys of Katz Korin Cunningham who work in patent litigation have the experience, background, and trial-tested courtroom skills necessary to provide you with all of these.
MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION
Our finely honed litigation skills put Katz Korin Cunningham in a strong position from which to effectively reach a negotiated settlement or mediate the dispute. All of our litigators understand when there may be more business value to a resolution being reached before trial on occasion. Companies that find themselves in litigation know that willingness and ability to go trial does not always mean that this is most cost effective result. That is why familiarity with all types of alternative dispute resolution gives the clients of Katz Korin Cunningham, a chance to solve problems with savvy. We can identify when these are the viable options, recognize if progress is being made, and push for or cut-off attempts to reach an agreement based on a breadth of experience. This position of strength is because we know, and the other side is acutely aware, that we will confidently take the matter all the way through litigation.
Several of our experienced litigators are also often asked to serve as mediators and arbitrators in a variety of cases. Commercial disputes of all kinds, including healthcare, products liability, corporate disputes, and injury cases have all been successfully settled with many lawyers often calling upon one or more of the Katz Korin Cunningham team with particular interests in this area.
Delay in payment and the cost of time in chasing previously earned dollars can be frustrating and detrimental to the financial condition of any business. Our litigation attorneys are ready to assist you in getting the money you have earned. Our litigation attorneys work closely with our clients to coordinate the best collection strategy to fit the amount of debt at issue. Collection efforts under the appropriate circumstance may include: demand letters, lawsuits, arbitrations, mediation, trial, foreclosure, payment bond claims, mechanic’s liens, assertion and foreclosure of liens, garnishment, repossession, judgment, judicial sales, writs of execution, proceedings supplemental, injunctions or receiverships.
Employment and Non-Compete Litigation
Employment issues are an inherent part of every business operation. Important and critical decisions concerning employees occur daily from hiring to firing and everything in between. Knowing how to avoid classic employment pitfalls, protecting legitimate business interests with a clear mutual understanding and forming the best strategic response to employment questions, disputes or litigation are critical to creating a pleasurable and profitable workplace. Whether the task is to draft an employment agreement, obtain guidance as to the law on a particular employment decision, negotiate a severance, explore options to litigation, or enforcing or defending your rights in court, the employment law attorneys at Katz Korin Cunningham are set to provide you with the legal representation you desire. Our employment law attorneys offer representation in the following areas and more:
- Employment litigation in Federal or State Court or Arbitration Proceedings
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)
- Benefits/ Vacation pay
- Civil rights
- Discrimination and Harassment
- Disputes Relating to Employment Contracts and Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
- Embezzlement and Misappropriation
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act
- Employment Agreements/Contracts
- Equal Pay Act
- Fair Labor standards Act (“FLSA”)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”)
- Hiring and Firing
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- Indiana’s Trade Secret Act
- Indiana’s Wage and Hour Laws
- Investigations and claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”)
- Investigations and claims before Local Civil Rights Commissions
- Minimum Wage and Overtime
- Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation and Trade Secret Agreements
- Pay claims
- Position Statements before the EEOC or local commissions
- Release of claims
- Section 1983 claims
- Severance and Settlement Agreements
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Wrongful discharge