Business and Commercial Disputes
At Dressel/Malikschmitt, we understand that resolving a business and commercial dispute efficiently and effectively is our client’s end goal. We take a problem-solving approach to every commercial dispute. We search for the root cause of the disagreement, so we can be sure we are doing more than managing symptoms of a larger issue. We then analyze what options are available and how they will impact our client’s business interests. We then counsel our clients on what we believe will be the best path forward.
This means we do not push our clients toward a particular option or encourage them to do something they are uncomfortable with. We understand that the knowledge, experience, and vision our clients have for their overall business must shape their decision-making. We work with our clients in New Jersey, and across the country, to resolve business and commercial disputes in a way that ensures our clients continue meeting their commercial and strategic objectives.
Business and Commercial Advice
Our team of seasoned attorneys have helped small businesses, mid-sized firms, and large corporations navigate thorny legal issues, address business challenges, and manage their day-to-day operations. We have the practical skills and legal knowledge needed to resolve disputes and minimize risk, but we are also business-minded. We take care of our client’s legal concerns, so they can focus on running their businesses.
We offer guidance on all matters of business law. From questions about formation, to operational issues, to dispute resolution, Dressel/Malikschmitt is here to help. We have experience in a diverse array of industries and have successfully handled many corporate disputes. We counsel clients on everything from transactions to litigation, and we also take on appeals and white collar criminal defense cases.
Business and Corporate Litigation
Dressel/Malikschmitt attempts to resolve corporate and business disputes as they arise, but sometimes litigation is necessary. When a case is headed to court, there are no better attorneys to have at your side than Andrew Dressel and Chris Malikschmitt.
Andrew and Chris are experienced litigators who have practiced high-end civil litigation at some of the most prominent law firms in the country. They have represented clients on both the defense and plaintiff’s side in complex business disputes, conducted internal investigations, resolved protracted discovery disputes, and managed nationwide class actions.
Dressel/Malikschmitt was founded because Andrew and Chris want to provide these services to individuals and businesses here in central New Jersey.
Contract / Agreement Drafting and Advice
We pride ourselves on our excellent analytical abilities, strong contract drafting skills, and overall dedication to business protection and risk reduction. Our detailed legal contracts and documents can help you foresee and avoid potentially expensive disputes regarding employment agreements, consulting contracts, supply agreements, license agreements, management contracts, confidentiality agreements, and more. What is more, our custom-crafted agreements are designed to suit your business and its budget.
The Dressel/Malikschmitt team also reviews documents our clients are being asked to sign and assists our clients with due diligence. We identify areas of concern and suggest steps that can be taken to reduce risk.
Business Acquisitions and Transactions in New Jersey
Protecting and growing a business is not an easy task. Dressel/Malikschmitt supports our clients in New Jersey, and across the country, as they tackle the challenges that come with running a thriving business. We help our clients evaluate mergers and acquisitions by conducting legal due diligence. This means reviewing contracts and supporting documents, and investigating issues as varied as allegations of accounting malpractice and lease agreements. If there is something that could present a legal risk, we identify it, and explain what options are available to reduce the risk without endangering the underlying deal.
Business expansion is another area where our experienced attorneys can provide assistance. We can assist in evaluating business plans or term sheets for potential legal or operational issues. We identify potential liabilities and point out various regulatory hurdles that must be cleared. Once again, we work to find solutions that will allow our clients’ plans to move forward. Attorneys have a reputation for being deal killers who are always saying “no.” At Dressel/Malikschmitt, we work hard to help our clients get to a well-informed “yes.” We will always identify risks, but we don’t question our clients’ business judgments.
NJ Internal Investigations and Advice
Internal investigations are a common tactic used by organizations across New Jersey to manage risks and make well-informed management decisions.
By their nature, these investigations are designed to uncover potentially problematic actions that organizations and their leaders would like to keep quiet.
The attorneys of Dressel/Malikschmitt have conducted such investigations at a number of high-profile organizations and smaller companies. What we are looking for depends on the situation. We may be asked to look into allegations of sexual harassment or other employee misconduct, get to the bottom of employer-employee disagreements, and explore ethical or legal gray areas.
As impartial outside counsel, we come in with no preconceptions or expectations, just a desire to get to the truth. We conduct our investigation like we would if we were opposing counsel in a lawsuit. We gather and examine evidence, interview witnesses, and try to find weak spots or holes in the information we are given.
What we find goes into a confidential report given to the board, in-house counsel, or whatever organizational leader brought us in to investigate.
Distinct, Strategic Approach
Dressel/Malikschmitt provides the custom service of a boutique law firm and the expertise of a large name-brand law firm to our clients in central New Jersey and beyond. We have a pro-business, problem-solving approach to lawyering that ensures our clients can find a path forward instead of hitting a brick wall when they come to us for advice. We work to find solutions that meet the needs of the business world, while minimizing risk. Contact Dressel/Malikschmitt today to discuss your business’s legal needs with our experienced team. Fill out our contact form or call us at (848) 202-9323.