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 highly skilled team members, call McCune Law Group at (909) 479-2899 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of choosing contingency commercial litigation for my business?

One of the primary benefits of contingency commercial litigation is that it allows businesses to pursue legal action without the burden of upfront costs. This fee structure aligns the interests of the attorney and the client, as attorneys only get paid if they secure a favorable outcome. Additionally, contingency arrangements incentivize attorneys to maximize recovery for their clients, as their fees are contingent on the outcome of the case. For businesses, this means access to high-quality legal representation without the financial risk, making it an attractive option for companies of all sizes.

Contingent commercial litigation attorneys operate under a fee structure where they only receive payment if they secure a favorable outcome for their clients. This arrangement eliminates upfront costs for the client, making legal representation accessible to businesses regardless of their financial resources. In contrast, traditional litigation attorneys typically charge hourly fees for their services, which can be prohibitively expensive for businesses, especially in complex commercial disputes.

Contingency commercial litigation is commonly used for a variety of business disputes, including breach of contract, intellectual property infringement, shareholder disputes, and antitrust violations, among others. These cases often involve significant financial stakes and complex legal issues. However, not all cases may be suitable for contingency arrangements. Attorneys will assess the merits of each case and determine if contingency representation is appropriate based on factors such as the likelihood of success and the potential recovery amount.

Yes, businesses of all sizes can benefit from contingent commercial litigation services. Whether a small startup or a large corporation, businesses facing legal disputes can access high-quality legal representation without the financial burden of upfront costs. Contingent commercial litigation allows businesses to level the playing field and pursue justice without worrying about the cost of legal fees, making it an attractive option for companies of all sizes.

Yes, contingent commercial litigation services can benefit businesses across industries facing legal disputes. Whether a startup, small business, or large corporation, businesses can access high-quality legal representation without the financial burden of upfront costs. Contingent attorneys have experience handling a wide range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, intellectual property infringement, and shareholder disputes, among others, making them a valuable resource for businesses in need of legal assistance.

Businesses should consider several factors when deciding whether to pursue litigation on a contingent basis. These include the strength of their legal claims, the potential damages or recovery amount, and the likelihood of success at trial or settlement. Additionally, businesses should assess their financial resources and risk tolerance to determine if a contingent fee arrangement is suitable for their situation.

Contingent commercial litigation attorneys take several steps to maximize recovery for their clients. This may include conducting extensive investigations to gather evidence, identifying all potential legal claims and sources of liability, and developing persuasive legal arguments to support their client’s position. Attorneys may also negotiate aggressively with opposing parties to secure favorable settlement terms or advocate zealously on behalf of their clients in court. By leveraging our expertise and resources, our team at MLG will work diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

Client collaboration is essential to the success of contingent commercial litigation cases. Attorneys work closely with their clients to understand their goals, objectives, and concerns, and to develop strategies that align with their interests. Clients play an active role in providing information, reviewing documents, and making decisions throughout the litigation process. By fostering a collaborative relationship built on trust and communication, contingent commercial litigation attorneys empower their clients to make informed decisions and achieve favorable outcomes in legal disputes.

Contingent commercial litigation attorneys assess the strength of a potential case by conducting a thorough evaluation of various factors. This assessment includes reviewing relevant documents, analyzing applicable laws and regulations, and identifying key legal issues. Attorneys may also consult with experts, gather evidence, and assess the credibility of witnesses to determine the likelihood of success.

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 to Start a Potential Commercial Litigation Case 

A commercial litigation case can become complex quickly. It is recommended that you seek the aid of an experienced contingent Commercial Litigation attorney from MLG. Our experienced counsel will guide you through the legal process. Here is what you can expect:  

Step 1: Research and Gather Information – Before reaching out, gather all relevant information about your case. This includes details about the incident and information about any other parties involved. Take note of the date, time, and location of the incident.      

Step 2: Call or Complete the Form for Initial Evaluation– Use the provided phone number or online form to contact our team. You may find it helpful to prepare a summary of your case before making the call or completing the form. This will ensure you provide essential details of the case efficiently.      

Step 3: Schedule a Free Evaluation– Request a free evaluation to discuss your case in detail. We offer free initial evaluations to assess the viability of your case. During this meeting, you can share the specifics of your situation, ask questions, and get a better understanding of how our team can assist you in a lawsuit.      

Step 4: Prepare for the Evaluation – Before the scheduled evaluation, organize all relevant documents and be prepared to articulate the details of your case clearly. This will help our team assess the merits of your case more effectively. During the evaluation, feel free to ask any questions you may have about the legal process, potential outcomes, and our approach to commercial litigation lawsuits.    

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 our team at MLG. 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 team 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 evaluation!

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) 479-2899 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.