National Contingency Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Proudly Serving Entrepreneurs Coast to Coast

Here, at McCune Law Group, (MLG), we believe that large corporations should never hold a monopoly on justice. We proudly represent small- to mid-sized companies throughout the country to help them maintain a foothold on the American Dream. Our contingency Commercial Litigation attorneys have years of experience litigating a broad range of commercial lawsuits against a variety of defendants including large corporations and other entities. Whether the defendant is a customer, business partner, or competitor, we are dedicated to passionately advocating for your business’ right to receive compensation for the injustices that threaten its operations.

Business entities are subject to a complex patchwork of laws and regulations that sometimes overlap and intertwine in their application. Successful navigation of interwoven statutes, regulations, local ordinances, and administrative policies that are often implicated in commercial litigation requires a keen legal mind with a sophisticated understanding of the law. Our commercial litigators at McCune Law Group have the ingenuity, knowledge, and experience to represent underdog companies against huge corporations and achieve a track record of success that consistently defies the odds.

Our firm has invaluable experience litigating the following types of claims:

To arrange a free case evaluation with one of our skilled contingency commercial litigators, call McCune Law Group at (909) 345-8110 or contact us online today!

Litigation Through a Contingency Law Firm

When your small- or medium-sized business has been substantially harmed by another business, often larger and more influential, you need a lawyer that can get results. Unfortunately, the best attorneys often don’t come cheap, potentially charging millions of dollars in fees. As the pandemic and recession hit small- and medium-sized businesses the hardest, the demand for contingency law firms is rising. The cost of pursuing trials, especially against massive corporations, makes contingency fee structures attractive for small businesses. Now with an economic downturn on the horizon, contingency law firms are seeing a steep rise in demand. Most small- to medium-sized business owners do not have the financial capabilities to pursue trial, even when they’re in the right.

Luckily, business owners who need top-tier representation but can’t afford to shell out that kind of money have options. The most common ways to fund commercial litigation when a business owner is on a budget is via a litigation funding company (LFC) or a contingency law firm. LFCs are the middlemen that connect clients and attorneys, taking their share in fees in exchange for covering the upfront costs of retaining a separate law firm for representation. Contingency law firms cut out the middleman by offering representation for clients and only accepting payment if they win the case.

In most cases, hiring a contingency law firm is the most efficient course of action. Contingency law firms benefit the client since they often share the same goal – the largest recovery possible. Contingency attorneys already have an incentive to work as hard as they can for their clients. Because your attorney will not receive compensation unless you win, you can trust your contingency litigation attorney will fight for your best interests. In most cases, the amount the lawyer receives is contingent upon the result the lawyer obtains and often on the phase of litigation in which the dispute settles.

Only Pay If You Win

On the surface, LFCs often claim they operate on “non-recourse funding” – clients owe nothing if the case is lost. However, the fine print in their contracts usually outlines several circumstances in which this claim is null and void and a client would be required to repay the company as if the funding were a loan. This questionable payment plan is often not disclosed until it’s too late.

Conversely, contingency attorneys are simple and straightforward. You only pay the lawyer a percentage from what is recovered in the lawsuit. No fine print or extenuating circumstances. In the event the case is lost, you pay no costs whatsoever. At MLG, our team of Commercial Litigation attorneys have decades of experience representing small- to medium-sized businesses. We understand that pursuing trial is not always the cheapest option, which is why we operate on a contingency basis. You can trust you have an all-star team that will represent your matter in court, and you will not pay a dime until we win.

If you need an attorney to represent you in your commercial litigation matters, contact McCune Law Group by completing the form or calling (909) 497-2899 to learn more about our contingency policy.

We Work Harder and Faster for Our Clients

LFCs approach litigation lending like banks approach loans. Clients are caught in the cogs of bureaucracy and are expected to complete weeks or months of legal paperwork and formal requests that slow the process. Contingency law firms offer a much more streamlined decision-making process. Before taking the case, these firms perform a thorough fact-checking and discovery phase to ensure they can assist the client. Afterward, the client meets with a select few key decision-makers throughout the entire case. With no bureaucratic delays, the legal matter can proceed smoothly.  

LFCs owe their primary duty to their investors and not the client. This can cause significant misalignment of interest and conflict when settlement talks begin. As long as there is sufficient money being offered to pay back the investors, the LFC’s interest is in settlement and not in receiving fair compensation for the client. Meanwhile, contingency law firms have a fiduciary duty to do what is in the best interests of the client. Because the firm receives a percentage of the verdict or settlement, it also benefits the attorney to ensure the client recovers as much as possible. In the end, the client and contingency law firm are working toward the same goal – justice for the client.

We Work Harder and Faster for Our Clients

What is Commercial Litigation?

Commercial litigation is a type of dispute resolution that involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in a business context. This type of litigation can cover matters involving contracts, partnership/joint ventures disputes, class actions, business torts, and shareholder issues. A commercial litigator acts solely for the best interests of the client they serve. It is easy to confuse commercial litigation with civil litigation since they both involve legal proceedings with no criminal charges. However, commercial litigation is uniquely positioned to assist businesses in bringing actions against other businesses or business owners. The main distinction between civil litigation and a commercial dispute is party identification. With commercial litigation, the litigation between the two parties is also intertwined with a business entity, resulting in a commercial dispute. When commercial entities are involved in litigation the subject of the litigation often becomes more complex in nature and makes it more expensive to litigate. Commercial litigation can occur in various venues from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings.

What is Complex Commercial Litigation?

Like commercial litigation, complex commercial litigation is a type of commercial litigation that involves high stakes and describes complicated commercial transactions. Complex commercial litigation cases can also involve substantial amounts of money, valuable assets, multiple parties, and detailed operating agreements. Examples of complex commercial litigation include:

  • Whistleblower cases
  • Partnership & shareholder disputes
  • Intellectual property cases
  • Fraud
  • Breach of contract

These are only a few matters in which complex commercial litigation is applicable. However, it is not comprehensive. Since this type of litigation is more complex, as the name suggests, other types of litigation can become complicated, turning them into complex commercial litigation cases. Any case that falls under complex or commercial litigation will have its own set of unique risks and opportunities for that specific case. If you have a complex commercial litigation matter, call a McCune Law Group lawyer today. Our team is especially trained to handle commercial disputes.

How Commercial Litigators Help with Shareholder Disputes

Most, if not all shareholders want to see their businesses succeed, but differing opinions or attitudes can begin to dismantle the business model altogether. If these differences are left unchecked, they can become destructive and can result in business objectives taking second priority. Disputes between shareholders are often inevitable, but they can be prevented from happening in the first place with positive communication or honest representation. With the help of commercial litigators, disputes can be mediated in a way that benefits both parties. MLG commercial litigators are experts in most types of business litigation, making them ideal for shareholder disputes in need of mediation or representation. Most business litigation cases stem from some type of shareholder fallout. Shareholder disputes often involve heavy amounts of legal paperwork in their cases, regardless of the size of the conflict. Whether the dispute is small or large, commercial litigators are your go to attorneys when a shareholder dispute arises.

How Long do Litigations Take in Commercial Truck Accidents?

Each accident case that occurs is unique, and truck accidents are no exception. Since truck accidents involve a higher degree of unique circumstances, this can make it hard to pin down exactly how long it will take to litigate a commercial truck accident. However, if your evidence is strong enough, the truck accident claim will be settled quickly before it goes to court. In general, depending on the accident and the severity of the injuries, you can expect the litigation to take up to six months before a final settlement is reached. It is important to note that insurers sometimes drag behind on processing claims, but with patience and the right representation, justice will be served. The best way to speed up the litigation process in truck accidents is to get a medical examination as soon as possible after your accident and to follow all healthcare instructions. This will allow your legal representation to have valuable evidence to use while they litigate on your behalf.

How to Apply the Reptile Approach in Commercial Litigation

The “Reptile” approach to litigation actually has nothing to do with snakes or lizards. As it turns out, using the Reptile method means getting jurors to react out of fear rather than logic when rendering a verdict. The term “Reptile Theory” was coined in the writings of neurophysiologist of Paul D. Maclean in the 1950s. The reptile theory is now being used by attorneys to make the jury dislike the defendant so strongly that they will award a plaintiff a large amount of damages. Litigators should prepare their clients for questions that incorporate the Reptile strategy during deposition. In Reptile method depositions, the defense will primarily rely on motions to hopefully convince the judge to exclude the Reptile theory. Using this tactic can be a very clever way to win a significant settlement or dismiss the case entirely depending on who is utilizing this approach. As it turns out, there are very few limitations to how and when the Reptile Theory can be used.

Experienced Contingency Attorneys Across the Country

Our commercial litigation attorneys’ level the playing field. If you are a small or mid-sized company that has a substantial claim against another company, please contact the Contingency Commercial Litigation lawyers at McCune Law Group. We’ve recovered millions in settlements or verdicts on behalf of government entities, shareholders, businesses, consumer classes, and more. Among our greatest successes are those against Fortune 500 organizations, including Wells Fargo Bank and Hyundai Motors. Still not sure if you need a contingency law firm or an LFC? The experienced contingency Commercial Litigation attorneys at McCune Law Group can help walk you through the contingency process, so you have all the facts before deciding.

If you need representation for your legal matter but don’t have thousands to spend on upfront attorney fees, let MLG assist you. Contact us by completing the form or call (909) 479-2899 for your free consultation!

How We Can Help

Our Commercial Litigation Attorneys Level the Field

McCune Law Group experience assisting clients in significant commercial litigation for shareholders or small to medium businesses. That experience includes obtaining a $26 million verdict on behalf of a shareholder of a company who was defrauded out of his interest in the company. It also includes successfully bringing a class case on behalf of a class of small to medium trucking companies charged illegal fees by large shipping companies. It also includes success in a shareholder suit where we successfully obtained the client list, company name, and assets of a winery in a dispute between shareholders.

If you are a small or mid-sized company that has a large claim against another company, please contact the contingency commercial litigation lawyers at McCune Law Group. It is likely we have successfully handled a similar case and will be glad to share our experience and history of success in your type of case.

We have the experience to represent your business and work towards your best litigation outcome all while proving that you will not be taken advantage of by a marketplace bully. Call (909) 345-8110 today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here Are A Few Common Questions

Kristy M. Arevalo, Attorney at McCune Law Group Aravelo

It is strongly recommended that businesses facing litigation employ the help of a skilled attorney. Commercial litigation cases can come up against large corporations backed by teams of lawyers. The goal of McCune Law Group is to level the playing field and stand up against unfair business practices or violations.

In mediation, the parties involved have the right to agree on a settlement. A third-party mediator is present to facilitate discussion in order to help mediating parties come to a written settlement agreement. In arbitration, on the other hand, the power to resolve the dispute is given to an arbitrator. Both processes are more private, less expensive, and more efficient than litigation.

If your commercial litigation matter involves federal statutes, it can be heard in federal court. These issues include antitrust violations under the Clayton Act, Sherman Act, Donnelly Act, and Cartwright Act; certain matters under UDAP; other matters involving the Federal Trade Commission Act; and more.

In general, complex business disputes involve multiple parties, such as shareholders, subcontractors, third parties, or employees; and/or multiple venues, such as when a single issue has been filed in both state and federal court or multiple jurisdictions.