In the course of any business, disputes are likely to arise. Although a solid legal foundation can help you avoid unnecessary conflicts, nearly all businesses will face litigation at some point. As a business owner, it is important that you set yourself up for success from the beginning. Preparing for inevitable disagreements can help you effectively meet these challenges when they arise with minimal disruption to your business—and your bottom line. At Lawton Cates, our firm brings extensive experience and total commitment to each and every case. You can depend on us to provide you with a level of skill and comprehensive care that you simply cannot find at any other firm.
With offices in Madison and Jefferson, Lawton Cates assists business owners throughout Wisconsin with an array of complex legal matters. We take a proactive approach to preventing conflicts and managing disputes in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible. Our attorneys recognize that every situation is unique, which is why they offer personalized attention and one-on-one representation throughout the legal process. As a client, you will be in contact with your attorney every step of the way, and you will always have someone available to answer your questions and provide the counsel you need.
Types of Commercial Litigation Cases We Handle
With more than six decades of experience, our firm has a long history of success in high-stakes business litigation. Our large team of legal professionals utilizes an extensive network of resources to craft innovative and individualized legal strategies, while also providing the attentive support and service you deserve.
We handle a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including but not limited to:
- Breach of contract
- Contract disputes
- Construction defects
- Construction liens
- Employee conflicts
- Fraud defense
- Licensing issues
- Non-compete agreements
- Personal injury claims
- Premises liability defense
- Product liability claims
- Shareholder disputes
We have successfully represented business owners, entrepreneurs, and large commercial entities throughout the state of Wisconsin in all types of business litigation matters. Our team is happy to discuss your unique legal needs at no cost during a free consultation.
Why Choose Lawton Cates?
Whether you have just founded a new business, need legal assistance for an established enterprise, or are facing an unexpected commercial dispute, it is important that you have the right legal team by your side. The outcome of your case—and the continued success of your company—could depend on it.
Founded in 1958, Lawton Cates is a trial law firm with offices in Madison and Jefferson. Because we limit our overall caseload, we are able to provide a high level of personal attention and service you simply cannot find at a large, impersonal firm. Our Wisconsin business litigation lawyers work directly with their clients, developing custom strategies tailored to your business's legal needs.
When you choose Lawton Cates, you receive:
- A high level of personal attention and service
- Reliable communication from your legal team
- Attentive, one-on-one counsel from experienced attorneys
- Consistent updates on the status of your case
- Personalized, cost-effective legal solutions
We make it our mission to be accessible to our clients whenever they need us. We are here to not only help you navigate the legal challenge you are currently facing but also to prepare for future conflicts and ensure the continued success of your business.
Request a Complimentary Consultation Today
If you need help with a legal matter, reach out to our commercial litigation lawyers in Wisconsin today. We offer complimentary consultations and case evaluations and are available for same-day and weekend appointments by request.
"Terry took the time to comfortably explain all and discuss options and decision-making that could be done along the way with clear pros and cons and asking me how I’d like to proceed."Jim R.
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