Business & Commercial Litigation Attorneys In Asheville, Hendersonville & Surrounding Areas
The Van Winkle Law Firm boasts an experienced team of civil litigators with a long history of vigorous representation in complex matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Tax Court, and before local, state and federal regulatory boards, agencies and commissions.
Our Asheville lawyers have extensive experience helping clients navigate through treacherous regulatory environments and complex legal issues, in and out of the courtroom, where responsiveness, efficiency and creative strategy are instrumental in achieving desired resolutions. This commitment to results has helped our litigation team earn distinctions among the Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite and the North Carolina Bar Association Hall of Fame. Our firm’s pursuit of excellence is reflected in our lawyers’ membership in organizations that include the International Society of Barristers and the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Civil Litigation Lawyers
Business and commercial disputes arise daily. While many of these disputes can be satisfactorily resolved between the involved parties, some disputes can only be resolved with the skilled assistance of a commercial litigation attorney. The Van Winkle Law Firm litigates cases stemming from state and federal statutes and business and contract law.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
ADR is commonly used by businesses who want to avoid expensive and time-consuming trials. Two frequently used forms of ADR are arbitration and mediation. The Van Winkle Law Firm prepares all clients for every form of ADR during the pre-litigation stage.
At The Van Winkle Law Firm, our attorneys have significant experience representing clients at the North Carolina and federal appellate levels. Their knowledge and skills are wide and varied which allows them to bring a fresh perspective to each case and formulate a compelling case on appeal.
A civil litigation lawyer with The Van Winkle Law Firm can assist financial institutions with a range of disputes and issues stemming from financial agreements, regulations, and contractual disputes.
A civil attorney with The Van Winkle Law Firm can assist a franchisor from initial franchise set up to adding new franchise locations. Our law firm uses the legal knowledge of attorneys who practice in different areas to ensure the franchise is compliant.
Corporate Governance Litigation
Publicly- and privately-held companies, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations sometimes need the help of The Van Winkle Law Firm to handle a variety of issues related to corporate governance, such as breach of fiduciary duty and forced mergers.
The Van Winkle Law Firm attorneys have the experience and skills necessary to navigate complex insurance matters, from class action litigation to reinsurance. We can provide assistance at any stage of a dispute and are admitted to practice in front of a wide variety of regulatory bodies and commissions.
Intellectual Property Litigation
A business litigation attorney with The Van Winkle Law Firm provides enforcement, guidance, and protection for all intellectual property, including trade secrets, internet-related issues, and security breaches. If necessary, we’ll vigorously protect our clients’ intellectual property interests during a courtroom trial.
Real Estate Litigation
From issues related to condemnation and eminent domain to deed restrictions and zoning, The Van Winkle Law Firm has an accomplished record helping clients with all issues related to real estate litigation. Backed by years of experience and a thorough understanding of real estate law and regulation, our attorneys assert client interests every time.
White-Collar Criminal Defense
The Van Winkle Law Firm has represented clients for a range of white-collar crimes, such as embezzlement, securities fraud, and tax evasion. Our attorneys are admitted to practice throughout North Carolina and in federal courts, including the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Difference Between Trial Lawyer & Litigation Attorney
A common misconception is that a trial lawyer and litigation attorney are one-in-the-same. While The Van Winkle Law Firm employs both types of attorneys, and several of our attorneys hold the necessary skills to overlap both roles, these are two distinctly different ways to practice law. A trial lawyer becomes involved with a case if the case resolution can only be accomplished during a courtroom trial. The strength of a trial lawyer lies in his or her ability to fervently present and defend a client’s interests to a judge and/or jury, using the evidence and information compiled by a litigation attorney.
Litigation attorneys essentially work behind-the-scenes, gathering evidence, researching the case, and filing motions. They meet with the client, and if it appears an out-of-court settlement isn’t possible, even through ADR, these attorneys already have the client and potential witnesses ready to testify in court. Most litigation attorneys specialize in one or two specific legal practice areas, such as real estate law.
Litigation Attorneys In Asheville, NC
The Van Winkle Law Firm has the largest and most experienced team of civil litigators in Western North Carolina. For more than 100 years, we have provided clients with attentive guidance through a broad range of business and personal disputes, including pre-trial settlements or vigorous representation in state and federal trial and appellate courts; U.S. Bankruptcy Courts; U.S. Tax Court; and local, state and federal regulatory boards, agencies and commissions. Several of our litigators have specialized national practices that take them to courts all over the United States. We have the expertise and the in-house tools to efficiently manage electronically stored information (ESI) and keep e-discovery cost effective.