Business Lawyers who go the Extra Mile
In our area of law, having an attorney willing to go the extra mile can make all the difference. If you were the other side, you would think carefully about getting into a long, costly business litigation battle with opposing lawyers that were willing to fight tooth and nail for their client. It would probably make more sense to settle those kinds of business litigation cases and move on to easier prey. That is our perspective on aggressively defending our clients, and how we have gotten good deals. Past successes are never a guarantee of future results, but the following are some examples of how we have helped our clients by going the extra mile:
Pastry Shop Walk-Away
We helped a client negotiate a walk-away from her pastry shop after working unsuccessfully for several years to make it profitable. She bought the company by financing several hundred thousand dollars directly with the seller, and personally guaranteed the sale. We helped her negotiate an exit with a 75% reduction in the balance due. It protected her assets and helped her avoid bankruptcy while giving her a clean break from an unprofitable business.
Hotel Sublease Cancellation
In another case, we helped an innkeeper cancel a sublease on one of his properties that was costing him significant sums in unpaid taxes, insurance, and utilities. The other party had vacated the property but refused to acknowledge the termination of the lease. We negotiated the lease termination without having to file a lawsuit and recovered over $30,000 for our client.
Short Sale of CEO's Home
When one of our client’s income dropped 30% with losses to his business, we managed the short sale of one of the business owner’s homes. Our work allowed him to sell the property for less than the loan amount with a waiver of the deficiency. Our involvement turned out to be critical because the lender attempted to reinsert a damaging clause just before closing.
Landlord Lease Violation
Another of our clients was opening a nursery but his landlord failed to build out part of the space as promised. Our client lost substantial sums in reliance of the landlord’s promises. We sued to recover his losses. The case went to a trial, where a jury awarded our client more than his initial demand.
Doucet Gerling has hundreds of examples of helping people out of difficult legal challenges, both defending lawsuits and filing them. Some of our most cited appellate cases are those that we filed against banks on behalf of people. They include getting a payoff recognized, forcing overpayments to be properly credited, developing RICO precedent for robo-signing, and protecting a business from fraudulent checks under the UCC. We understand how to manage conflict and would welcome an opportunity to discuss how we can help you, too. Call us today at (888) 200-9824.
Business Lawyers Focused on Our Clients' Objectives
We believe in keeping our clients’ objectives in mind at all phases of their cases. Our clients do not want us to bill hundreds of hours into a case that can be resolved quickly. If settlement is possible early, then it makes sense to talk settlement early. This does not mean we give up the farm to call it quits. Rather, it means we do not waste months of time fighting over silly things that run up a bill. As lawyers who fight against big firms every day, that kind of business litigation billing drives us as mad as much as it costs their clients money.
Our efficiency means big savings for our clients. 42% of our cases are resolved in six months or less, while 70% of all our cases are resolved in under one year. Our average time billed into each firm matter from start to close is only 69.01 hours. That time includes both attorney and staff time, all the way through settlement negotiations and closing. Compare that to some of the other big firms in town, and we are confident that we can comparatively save you money.
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