“Litigation” is the process of taking legal action. While most people believe litigation begins when a lawsuit is filed at the courthouse, VLF believes the process begins when a lawyer is first consulted and provides advice. Some of the best and most valuable information in the litigation process is bestowed before a lawsuit is filed.
VLF urges small business owners that anticipate conflict with customers, employees, partners and others to seek advice from a lawyer as soon as possible. Frequently, an experienced business lawyer can help avoid a lawsuit, or alternatively, ensure that the business is the best possible legal and business position to prosecute or defend a lawsuit.