Many California residents dream of owning their own businesses. Some take their thoughts and develop plans, then bring those plans to fruition. Others worry that the risks involved are too high. It begs the question whether business litigation should be a topic of consideration in the building and development stages of business.
Some of the most successful business owners in the world might say that if one allows every worry and risk to prevent one from acting on a dream, then success will never be achieved. Business is risky, yes, but a solid plan and knowing where to turn for support when needed can make it all worthwhile. In fact, there may several things a business owner can do to avoid litigation.
For one thing, it often helps to remember that as a business changes, the risks will also change. How many employees, whether there are customers physically present in a brick and mortar business location and other issues impact the amount of risk a particular business owner has at a given time. Online business owners will want to protect digital property, such as copyrights, logos, brand names, etc. and know ahead of time what to do if someone violates their rights.
If a disagreement arises, whether with a worker, client or another business owner, it's typically best to promptly address the matter because problems left unresolved tend to get worse. A business litigation attorney may be able to help negotiate a solution to a dispute, and is fully prepared to aggressively litigate any situation as needed. Any California business owner facing current dispute issues may request a meeting with a business attorney for guidance.
Source: FindLaw, "Minimize Business Risks and Losses Checklist", Aug. 15, 2017