Commercial litigation is a legal fight between two or more business. If the dispute involves one or more contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and New York State Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) are the laws that often govern these battles. So, it is important that your lawyer understands these laws and the many court opinions that determine just how these laws apply. With over two decades of experience in commercial litigation, Marc M. Coupey has both practical experience using these laws and an in-depth understanding of the court opinions that govern their application.
Common Issues Related to Commercial Litigation
Commercial litigation is a complex area of civil law that includes a broad array of claims. Common types of commercial claims include:
- Breach of Contract/Lease– When a written contract or lease exists, and is signed by all parties, absent specific defenses, it is binding. The failure to make payment, deliver goods or perform defined services often leads to a civil lawsuit. If a limited liability company or corporation wants to file a lawsuit, it must be represented by a lawyer. Unless too much time has passed, or a recognized defense is found, the court will generally enforce these contracts. Typically, in the State of New York, the period of time to start an action is six years for breach of contract. However, if there was no written or oral agreement, a New York court will have to rely on the circumstantial evidence provided by each party to determine whether an agreement was reached and whether monetary damages or other relief can be awarded.
- Commercial Property Disputes – These disputes often involve physical damage to the property or building concerned, or the breach of a contract, lease, rental agreement, or one of the many other laws governing the construction of commercial and residential buildings in New York State and New York City. Property owners, tenants and others are often ill-advised regarding these legal issues. This is why it’s best to consult a knowledgeable attorney like Marc M. Coupey before entering into a contract, or starting or responding to a law suit involving any of these issues.
Today, businesses face a broad range of legal disputes, and construction-related companies are no different. Marc M. Coupey Law, PLLC understands both construction law and the construction business. Marc M. Coupey has years of experience serving construction companies, commercial developers, commercial property owners and suppliers. Attorney Marc M. Coupey is a dynamic litigator with a proven track record of success in a wide range of cases. He provides high-caliber legal services with unparalleled efficiency and value to his clients.
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