Contingency Fees and Business Litigation

A Fortune 500 company may have a sizeable legal department and a significant budget for legal expenditures. Most small businesses don’t have legal departments or budgets to hire lawyers to pursue legitimate claims. I frequently talk with small business owners about a potential lawsuit but they’re weary of pursuing it because of the cost of hiring lawyers. While each case is different, I have represented businesses and individuals with fee agreements that minimize the financial impact of litigation on clients. Some contracts include a prevailing party attorney fee provision while some claims brought under certain Florida statutes include a prevailing party attorney fee provision. In addition, I’ve represented clients on a contingency fee basis and mixed contingency/flat-fee basis for business-related claims. It’s always important that the case has merit and the potential defendant has collectable assets.