Common Business Issues

Commercial and contract litigation

Mediation and mediator services

Local counsel

Ownership, management
and control issues

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Typical Clientele

Businesses of all types and sizes

Public and private corporations

Non-profit organizations

Executives, professionals and
individuals facing litigation

Any Business Strategy
Must Anticipate the
Adversary’s Next Move.

Any Business Strategy Must Anticipate the Adversary’s Next Move.

Conflict abounds in today’s business climate of break-ups, start-ups and mergers. Some situations are adversarial and end up in court. Some can be mediated, while others are more collaborative and can be resolved through negotiation.

In this case, the strategy called for a strong offense to overcome the opposition.

Conflict abounds in today’s business climate of break-ups, start-ups and mergers. Some situations are adversarial and end up in court. Some can be mediated, while others are more collaborative and can be resolved through negotiation.

In this case, the strategy called for a strong offense to overcome the opposition.

Situation  A young entrepreneur left her job with a large company to start her own business. Her prior employer sued for unlawful solicitation of its customers and misappropriation of its trade secrets. The entrepreneur denied all wrongdoing, but she faced a protracted lawsuit against an experienced litigant with deep pockets.

Burtch Law Strategy  Establish what the prior employer actually had to prove in court. Search for leverage—which unearthed the fact that the company still used the entrepreneur’s name and credentials on its website to attract business. File a counterclaim for unauthorized use of name.

Outcome  Investigation revealed the company had failed to preserve the digital information necessary to prove its claims against the entrepreneur. That lack of evidence, together with the counterclaim, forced a settlement. So the employer dismissed its claims, and the new business continues to thrive.

Situation  A young entrepreneur left her job with a large company to start her own business. Her prior employer sued for unlawful solicitation of its customers and misappropriation of its trade secrets. The entrepreneur denied all wrongdoing, but she faced a protracted lawsuit against an experienced litigant with deep pockets.

Burtch Law Strategy  Establish what the prior employer actually had to prove in court. Search for leverage—which unearthed the fact that the company still used the entrepreneur’s name and credentials on its website to attract business. File a counterclaim for unauthorized use of name.

Outcome  Investigation revealed the company had failed to preserve the digital information necessary to prove its claims against the entrepreneur. That lack of evidence, together with the counterclaim, forced a settlement. So the employer dismissed its claims, and the new business continues to thrive.

Common Business Issues

Commercial and contract litigation

Mediation and mediator services

Local counsel

Ownership, management
and control issues

Burtch-Paragraph-Separator

Typical Clientele

Businesses of all types and sizes

Public and private corporations

Non-profit organizations

Executives, professionals and
individuals facing litigation

 

BURTCH LAW PLLC | 1802 Bayberry Court | Suite 302 | Richmond, Virginia 23226 | Phone 804 593 4001 | Fax 804 593 4002

BURTCH LAW PLLC
Richmond, Virginia | 804 593 4001