Dianna Caley has represents small local business and Fortune 500 companies helping them to craft solutions for their commercial needs, from the negotiation table or mediator’s office to the courtroom. Her goal is the same as yours – to resolve the matter for you favorably and efficiently so you can turn your attention back to running your business and doing what you do best. She has handled breach of contract and business tort cases as well as an assortment of other cases that can arise during operations of a business.
Breach of Contract
Contract disputes are bound to arise in the course of business, given the multitude of transactions conducted and agreements formed every day with customers, employees, vendors, suppliers, distributors, and more. Disputes that are not resolved in a prompt, efficient manner have the capacity to divert the time, attention, and resources of the company and its key people, stopping the flow of normal business operations. Dianna works to resolve the dispute through the most efficient and effective means available, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation, if necessary. Dianna handles breach of contract and breach of warranty cases in the construction industry and across the landscape of business industries and occupations.
Regardless of a contractual relationship, businesses may also be liable for tort-based actions involving competitors, customers, or the general public. The class of business torts includes fraud, unfair business practices, deceptive trade practices, unfair competition, defamation, embezzlement, and interference with contractual relations. Whereas contractual damages are generally limited to actual, provable economic losses, liability for business torts can extend to noneconomic damages with significant compensation owed to a successful plaintiff.
It is not only doctors or lawyers who can be sued for professional malpractice. Many professionals are held to a certain standard of care in their work and may be liable for damages caused when they perform below that standard. For instance, architects and engineers can be liable for errors in the design or construction of real property improvements. Also, insurance agents, stockbrokers and real estate brokers often owe duties to the parties in a transaction and can be liable for engaging in self-dealing or conflicts of interest, or for neglecting to perform important functions.
Many professional liability cases require litigating more than the issue of the standard of care and professional negligence; it must often also be shown that the outcome would have been different had the malpractice not occurred. This often requires litigating the underlying matter as well – sometimes referred to as proving the case within the case. Dianna’s experience in the courtroom enables her to provide comprehensive effective representation regardless of the type of action underlying the professional liability claim.
Banking and Creditor, Lender Liability
Banks and other financial institutions are increasingly looking to the courts to enforce their rights and status as creditors in debt collection, mortgages and lien foreclosures, and seeking equitable remedies and enforcing judgments. Borrowers, meanwhile are becoming more aware of lender obligations in fiduciary relationships and arm’s length transactions, from the laws governing obtaining of financing to their rights regarding a collateral sale following a loan default.
Business Entity Dispute
Whether formed for a particular short-term project or to establish a permanent business, business entities such as partnership, limited liability companies and corporations can become mired in litigation when a conflict arises or an impasse is reached regarding how the business is to act in a certain area. From formation to dissolution, issues surrounding buy/sell agreements and business succession requires a knowledgeable and experienced business law attorney who can find the best path to resolution of the current dispute with any continuing long-term business relationship in mind.
Experienced Commercial Litigation Lawyers
Dianna measures success by how well she helps you resolve your matter in an efficient and favorable manner. Often she can help avoid litigation through the drafting of documents (such as contracts) or by way of negotiation in the early stages of a dispute, mediation, arbitration or other means of alternative dispute resolution in the best interests of our client. However, when a case is not suited for settlement, she litigates the matter all the way to judgment to provide the best representation possible.
Whether litigation has arisen as a result of a conflict with a customer or a competitor the key to successful commercial litigation is predictability. In order to make a good decision regarding whether or not to litigate or how much you will need to budget to defend against litigation it is imperative that an attorney be as accurate as possible about the anticipated litigation expenses. With more than twenty years of litigation experience Dianna can provide an accurate estimate of the costs of litigation and an accurate assessment of the potential success of the claims and defenses available to you.
Dianna has litigated in federal, state, bankruptcy and appellate court providing aggressive and focused representation in all forums. Her ability to litigate in all forums is an advantage as it will not be necessary to bring in a new attorney and pay them to review the work that has already been done if the forum should change.
She has also litigated in mandatory arbitration cases and district court. Arbitration and district court are useful forums in cases where the recovery is important, but the dollar value of the case makes it important to keep legal costs as low as possible.
Whether your case is a complex commercial matter with millions at stake or a small case with a client who refuses to pay their bill Dianna has the experience to guide you through litigation of the matter in the way that will meet your needs the best.