Worcester Commercial Litigation Attorneys

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Litigation Lawyers in Worcester

Commercial Litigation in Worcester, Massachusetts is civil litigation that arises out of a business transaction, or some other dispute between two businesses, or between a business and a customer. It can appear out of nowhere, and arise out of almost any business situation.

In Worcester, Massachusetts, litigation is complicated and expensive. While it can come up between sophisticated companies, it can just as easilyy involve people who would never guess that they'd one day be involved in a commercial litigation dispute in Worcester, Massachusetts. It can arise from the most informal business transactions, such as a homeowner selling a piece of furniture to his neighbor.

Common Sources of Commercial Litigation in Worcester, Massachusetts

Commercial Leases: Despite the rise of the Internet, and e-commerce, most businesses in Worcester, Massachusetts still need a physical location to operate. This space is usually rented from another party, under terms laid out in a commercial lease. These leases can lead to disputes, if one party breaks them, such as by failing to pay rent on time, failure to provide access to the property under the agreed-upon terms, etc.

Sales of Real Estate: Buying office space, a home, or an empty plot of land in Worcester, Massachusetts is not a simple process, and something can go wrong at any step along the way. For instance, there might be a title defect, or some type of physical flaw on the property, and the seller fails to disclose it to the buyer, this will almost certainly lead to the buyer demanding compensation, in the form of a full or partial refund, from the seller. If no agreement can be reached, commercial litigation is the likely result.

Sale of Goods: It's far more common for individuals to buy personal property, rather than real estate, in Worcester, Massachusetts. And, like any transaction, the sale of goods can lead to civil litigation if one of the parties feels that the other did not perform under the agreed-upon terms. For example, if a buyer fails to pay the agreed price for the goods, or the seller delivers a late, defective, or incomplete order, there is going to be a dispute. In some cases, these disputes lead to commercial litigation.

Business Loans: Typically, when a business gets started in Worcester, Massachusetts, it has to take out a loan from a financial institution. If the business fails to make timely payments on the loan, it's possible that litigation will result.

Breach of Contract: In Worcester, Massachusetts, contract law is simple in principle: when someone agrees to exchange value for value (a product in exchange for money, for example), they have entered into a contract, which is a legally-binding agreement. A contract requires at least two parties, and if either of them fails to do what is required of them under the agreement, they are said to be in "breach" of the contract. If they do not remedy the situation, or the other party does not waive the requirement, a dispute is likely, which might lead to commercial litigation.

How Can a Worcester, Massachusetts Commercial Litigation Lawyer Help?

If you are operating a business in Worcester, Massachusetts, it's probably pretty clear that commercial litigation can arise from almost any business deal, and that a dispute leading to litigation rarely comes at a convenient moment. So, it's critical to be prepared for any reasonably likely commercial litigation scenario.

A Worcester, Massachusetts commercial litigation attorney can help you on that front. A good attorney can advise you of your legal rights and obligations, to avoid litigation in the first place, and can provide you with the best possible chance of prevailing if commercial litigation does arise.

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Life in Worcester

The City of Worchester is the seat of Worchester County, Massachusetts and home to 190,000 residents. As the 2nd largest city in New England after Boston, Worchester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth." Consequently, the Worcester City Seal is emblazoned with a heart.

The Worchester City Seal is also appropriate because there are a wide range of health-related businesses and schools in town. UMass Memorial Health Care, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Saint Vincent Hospital, Hanover Insurance, and the Fallon Clinic round out 5 of the top 8 employers in Worchester.

Other businesses, like Polar Beverages who operates two bottling facilities in Worcester, make use of the local staff of lawyers. Worcester lawyers consult clients on a wide range of cases.

Worcester has an abundance of Victorian era mill architecture like at the Jesuit College of the Holy Cross. The college was founded in 1843 and is one of the oldest Roman Catholic colleges in the United States and the oldest in all of New England. Worcester has a number of other universities including Clark University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Becker College, Assumption College, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Heal Sciences that bring a lot of students and tourists to the town.

Additionally, the Worcester Art Museum has famous works by the likes of Rembrandt, Renoir, Gauguin, Kandinsky, and Jackson Pollock on display. The Higgins Armory Museum is an excellent example of Art Deco steel buildings and is the only museum in the Northern Hemisphere dedicated to arms and armor.

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