Lawsuits explained – Part 1 of 8
Lawsuits are our society’s mechanism for resolving disputes between businesses that they are unable to resolve on their own. What happens is a business lawsuit is something every business owner should be acquainted with because they take a good deal of time and money.
Fortunately, David Steinfeld, owner of the Law Office of David Steinfeld in Palm Beach Gardens is a Board Certified expert in business lawsuits with almost twenty-five years of experience.
The components of a business lawsuit
A business lawsuit basically has three main parts. When a suit is filed the documents are called pleadings. Those define the dispute and create a roadmap of sorts for the parties and the court. Another part of a business dispute is the gathering and exchange of information which is called discovery. Finally the dispute is resolved in some manner either by direct settlement, mediation, arbitration, summary judgment or other procedural mechanisms, or trial.
Lawsuits are only one mechanism to resolve business disputes. There are other methods of so doing outside of court such as pre-suit mediation and arbitration. The benefit of consulting with an experienced Board Certified expert like Mr. Steinfeld is that it allows your business to discuss and identify the objectives and identify the resources of the business or people involved so all the alternatives that may achieve those goals with the resources available can be fully assessed. That allows you as the business owner to make better informed decisions on these important decisions.
Critical to the prosecution or defense of any business lawsuit is the structuring and framing of the action. Almost akin to constructing a house or building, a lawsuit, counterclaims, and defenses must be carefully considered and planned before their implementation. This is where experience matters.
David Steinfeld is one of the few lawyers in Florida that has been qualified by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified expert in business litigation. He has even chaired that Committee for the Florida Bar at the behest of its President and written large parts of the certification exam.
To become Board Certified in business litigation in Florida an attorney must have a significant number of bench and jury trials and be reviewed by their peers and by judges before they are even allowed to sit for a difficult examination akin to a mid-career Bar exam. Once the applicant passes the exam, he or she becomes Board Certified for five years. Every five years thereafter the attorney must apply for Re-Certification, show that he or she has tried a certain number of cases in the interim to keep one's skills sharp, and again undergo review by judges and by their peers. Mr. Steinfeld has been Board Certified as a business litigator since 2010.
He has also been recognized for several consecutive years as one of the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News and World Report, a Florida Super Lawyer, and one of Florida’s Legal Elite among other well-regarded awards and recognitions that are identified on the Awards Page of the Firm’s website.
As a former U.S. Army Officer in both the intelligence community and practicing law in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps attorney David Steinfeld has a unique tactical approach to business lawsuits that optimize the opportunity for success in that venue for any business.
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Board Certified expert in Florida business law, David Steinfeld has almost 25 years legal experience.