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Schenectady Commercial Litigation Lawyers

Schenectady Commercial Litigation Lawyers 

Helping Businesses of All Sizes Protect Their Interests Inside and Outside the Courtroom  

At Hacker Murphy, LLP, we hope to become your trusted partner for commercial and business litigation in Upstate New York. Our firm handles a wide range of business disputes, using our expansive knowledge of federal and state statutes, contract law, and general business principles. From partnership disagreements to breach of contract claims, our experienced attorneys are ready to stand by your side. Our team at Hacker Murphy, LLP has a proven record of accomplishment in both state and federal trials and AAA arbitration. We have successfully represented individuals and Fortune 500 companies alike, navigating the complexities of various business disputes with confidence and finesse. 

Recognized throughout the Schenectady and Upstate New York for our dedication and experience, the commercial litigation lawyers on our team are known for their tenacity and business and commercial litigation knowledge. No matter the nature of your dispute, we will fight to protect your rights and interests. Our firm extends its services across New York State, representing a diverse clientele that includes businesses, developers, and construction companies. Our attorneys' solid grounding in real property law, business law, and property taxation enables us to provide effective courtroom advocacy and dispute resolution. 

Our attorneys are equipped to pursue damages, injunctive relief, or other legal remedies using our firm's full resources, making our team well-prepared to defend you against unjust claims made against your company. Call Hacker Murphy at (518) 284-3183for a free and confidential consultation.

What Are Common Types of Commercial Disputes That Require Litigation?

Commercial litigation encompasses a wide range of business-related problems. Contract breaches are a common issue, in which one party fails to adhere to the terms of the contract, causing damage or loss to the other party concerned. This could be related to any type of business contract, from supply agreements to employment contracts.

Another common type of commercial dispute involves issues with commercial real estate, whether it's related to leasing disputes, property management issues, or problems arising during property sales or acquisitions.

Business litigation can also involve tort litigation, which covers civil wrongs that cause harm and result in legal liability for the person who commits the act. This could include situations like negligence, defamation, or fraud in a business context.

Ownership disputes and dissolution are another area that often requires litigation. These disputes can arise when business partners disagree on the direction of the company, the division of profits, or when a partner wants to leave the business.

Lastly, there can be disputes regarding collections and payments, where a business is owed money by a client or another business and needs to take legal action to recover the funds.

How Long Does Commercial Litigation Take?

Depending on the parties involved, the intricacy of the case, and the details of the disagreement, the length of a commercial litigation procedure can vary substantially. Generally speaking, it can take a long time—often at least a year—for these matters to be resolved.

The first step in any commercial litigation case is to evaluate the dispute and determine if it can be settled through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution (ADR). If a resolution cannot be reached and the case proceeds to trial, the timeframe could extend further. 

Involved in a complex commercial dispute? Speak with a qualified commercial litigation lawyer in Schenectady at Hacker Murphy, LLP. Complete our online form or call (518) 284-3183 for a consultation.

Respected Litigation Experience and Unparalleled Excellence 

At Hacker Murphy LLP, we're proud to be recognized for our exceptional performance in trial and appellate practices across all matters we handle. Our senior partner and esteemed commercial litigator, James Hacker, has consistently been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2009. His profound knowledge, trial abilities, and consistent results have established him as a leading authority in commercial litigation. Our commercial litigation division, led by attorneys Jim Hacker, Thomas J. Higgs, and John F. Harwick, have fought for multi-million dollar settlements and decisive outcomes in property disputes for our clients.  

With over 100 years of combined litigation experience, our team has represented interests ranging from large corporations like General Electric to smaller entities like startups. We're committed to helping business owners of all sizes resolve their legal issues. 

Efficient and Effective Dispute Management 

At Hacker Murphy LLP, we pride ourselves on being skilled litigators with superior trial skills. However, we understand that not every case needs to go to court. Our firm's reputation often encourages opposing parties to negotiate fair resolutions. We prioritize cost-effective solutions and strive to find the right resolution for each client’s specific dispute, whether through negotiation, arbitration, or mediation. Our clients can rest assured knowing that if negotiations fail our attorneys are prepared to take your case to court with confidence. You can count on us to assert your interests robustly through every stage of the legal process.  

Our legal team has extensive experience mediating, negotiating, settling, and litigating a wide range of legal matters, including but not limited to: 

  • Business Litigation 
  • Contract Disputes 
  • Business Dissolution and Shareholder Disputes
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
  • Non-Compete Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Collections and Payment Disputes / Creditor’s Rights
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Partition Actions
  • Real Estate Transactions disputes
  • Title and Boundary Line Disputes
  • Commercial Evictions
  • Commercial Foreclosure and mechanic’s liens 
  • Zoning and land use litigation 
  • Adverse possession claims 
  • Eminent domain/condemnation 
  • Real estate property tax reduction and abatement (tax certiorari) 

We are honored to represent corporations, LLCs, businesses, developers, construction companies, and other parties in commercial litigation cases. Whatever the nature of your dispute, our team can assist you with their specialized experience and solid foundation in real property law, business law, and property taxation. 

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    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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