Thrift & McLemore has extensive experience handling commercial litigation for clients in varied industries. We represent and advise clients who are or may become involved in a lawsuit, appeal or other form of dispute.
We understand the importance of protecting businesses that our clients have worked hard to build and that disputes can be an unavoidable aspect in any industry. Whether our client’s company is large or small, commercial litigation can tie up resources, rack up unwanted expenses in court fees, and derail the momentum of the company. It’s important to bring legal assistance early to cover all bases and protect the interests of the business.
Long, drawn out commercial litigation is best circumvented by bringing in a highly qualified legal team who can effectively evaluate the business and the dispute at hand to create a strong action plan to swiftly bring about resolution.
Thrift & McLemore has earned a high-caliber reputation for creative and rational representation, on par with that of the largest law firms in the region. Regardless of where the litigation stems from, our firm is dedicated to providing efficient and effective commercial litigation services to address our client’s current legal concerns and to protect their future business interests.
Our team of attorneys each possess the highest academic credentials and have earned respect in their legal fields. Each attorney in the firm is committed to upholding Thrift & McLemore’s high standards of excellence—including meticulousness at every level, transparent communications with our clients, and flexibility to meet any demand that arises.
Our aim is to tailor our legal strategies to both the client’s needs and the changing dynamics of each claim. We work closely with our clients to define the ideal “end goal” from the outset, so as not to unnecessarily prolong the timeline of a dispute. This is accomplished by focusing not just on the dispute at hand, but on careful review of our client’s background and needs, as well as looking at realistic outcomes that meet the goals and budget of each client.
In our end goal approach, the goal is not only to bring our clients out on top of the dispute but to also ensure that the goal is met in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Success is about winning not just the case itself, but in protecting the resources of our clients so that they can quickly get back to business as usual once the matter is resolved. Our attorneys seek out early resolution through negotiation to meet the end goals whenever possible to protect our client’s best interests, though when negotiations to not lead to the desired end goal, our attorneys will take disputes to court to make that end goal a reality.
We also strive to ensure that our own practices are in line with the size of the case itself, so that our firm assigns the right amount of resources to each case. This means no “over lawyering” by assigning too many attorneys to the case—by working with our clients to develop the end goal at the outset, we’re able to appropriately allocate resources on our end so that each case is thoroughly prepared and achieves the optimal results without overburdening our clients.
Our attorneys have considerable experience prosecuting and defending commercial disputes in state and federal courts, including:
- Agency Compliance
- Business Torts
- Contract Disputes
- Employment Disputes
- Fiduciary Duties
- Franchise Disputes
- Officer & Director Litigation
- Online Content
- Partnership Disputes
- Restrictive Covenants
- Securities Litigation
- Shareholder Disputes
- Trade Secrets
- Unfair Competition
Each claim brought to us by our clients is thoroughly investigated and skillfully negotiated. Our litigation process is to defend our clients aggressively so that our end goal is met. Not only are our attorneys able to find creative solutions in building cases, but our abilities in the courtroom allow us to connect with those hearing the cases in Georgia courts.
While our attorneys are working to make our client’s legal end goals a reality, our clients can resume business operations as usual, giving each client peace of mind that their claims are being handled by a team of professionals looking out for their best interests.
Each client and legal dispute is unique, and our philosophy is guided by honoring the differences in every dispute so that we do not fall into a routine of making the same standard arguments that limit our client’s chances at success. By honoring the differences, we’re able to apply out of the box thinking to hone in on creative solutions that are balanced with a rational approach to ensure the highest levels of success.
While many law firms believe that time is not an issue for their clients and bill outrageous numbers of hours for the work being completed, our litigation attorneys instead spend time ensuring that time and budgets are considered from the start. When developing the end goal plan, our client’s budgets are at the forefront so that there are no surprises when the final invoice arrives.
At Thrift & McLemore, keeping to our client’s budgets does not mean a sacrifice in quality when it comes to preparedness and representation. Keeping our clients informed each step of the way is an important aspect of business for our firm and if additional time is needed for a more complex case, our attorneys will always ensure that any changes to the budget are reviewed by the client for approval. This allows us to achieve client satisfaction from the beginning to end of each matter and allows us to continue to strengthen client relationships at every opportunity.
Our commercial attorneys are also available for clients in need of counseling in litigation avoidance or assistance in closing commercial transactions. No matter the need, our firm always rises to the occasion and works to alleviate client’s stress by ensuring that they are being taken care of by a firm with their best interests in mind.
For more information on our commercial litigation practice, contact us directly at our Atlanta or Kennesaw offices.