Complex Civil Litigation

Complex Civil Litigation vs. Standard Civil Litigation

Civil litigation, also referred to as commercial litigation or business litigation, typically comes as a result of a conflict or dispute related to a company or its operations. These types of cases are usually brought against individuals, entities, or entire organizations who participated in, or aided and abetted illegal activities in order to reap some benefit or financial gain. This gain could be for an individual employee, a group of employees, or the entire organization.

However, a general business dispute may sometimes be labeled a complex business dispute. This circumstance usually arises when a particular case involves one or both of the following:

  • Multiple parties – Complex business cases may, for example, involve contractors, bona fide employees, and subcontractors who may all be working on the same project. A complex business dispute could also involve officers, shareholders, and board members of an organization. Business disputes become increasingly complex when the number of factors involved grows, as is the case with multiple-party business litigation cases.
  • Multiple venues – Multi-venue complex business litigation usually involves simultaneously litigating in both state and federal courts, for example. These cases may also involve those where a motion, or several motions, may have been filed in multiple different jurisdictions. Complex business disputes may have taken place in various locations, but they all involve the same underlying issue or conflict.

A business dispute can also be considered complex when it involves an extensive review of business records or highly technical accounting, financing, lending, insurance coverage, and tax issues. Financial experts may be needed to assist in analyzing and developing the case. A “complex case” is an action that requires exceptional judicial management to avoid placing unnecessary burdens on the court or the litigants and to expedite the case, keep costs reasonable, and promote effective decision-making by the court, the parties and counsel. It is important as an organization or business to ensure you and your team are aware of business law as it relates to your operations, so you can do as much as you can to avoid being involved in complex civil litigation.

Fort Lauderdale Complex Civil Litigation Litigators

Complex business disputes are inherently complicated. However, these cases do not need to be overwhelming, and in some cases, they may not even need to be fully litigated. It is very important to obtain legal counsel from a professional legal team with experience in complex civil litigation.

The professional team of business attorneys at Conrad & Scherer has been litigating complex civil cases for more than forty-five years in the greater South Florida region, including Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade counties. Our attorneys have helped the firm advocate for high-profile clients across the United States. Simply put, when one of our clients faces a complex business dispute, Conrad & Scherer’s dedicated team of litigators work together to tailor the strategic approach necessary to meet our client’s individual business objectives.

Types of Complex Civil Litigation Cases

While many business cases may begin simply, they can quickly become increasingly complex as more information is gathered and as more parties become involved. As business litigation cases transition from simple disputes to complex civil cases, it is critical to have experienced, knowledgeable legal representation to guide you through the complex civil litigation process. While the main two circumstances that drive a business dispute towards complex civil litigation are multiple parties and multiple venues, some additional factors that may give rise to complex litigation include:

  • Complex factual situation
  • Large damages and complex commercial injuries
  • ‘Bet the Company’ cases
  • Complex legal issues and unsettled areas of law

Many law firms are hesitant to take on complex civil litigation cases as they may require significant firm resources. However, Conrad & Scherer’s complex civil litigation attorneys have a consistent, historical track record litigating complex cases. In fact, complex civil litigation is one of Conrad & Scherer’s most formidable practice areas. Our team of highly qualified complex civil litigation attorneys incorporates decades of experience and knowledge into each case and diligently pursues the best possible outcome for each of our clients.