What We Do
If you’d like to discuss your legal matter, please feel free to call or email. At Benton Williams PLLC, we are a business-focused law firm with a deep commitment to the provision of truly client-oriented, results-driven service. We engage a wide range of commercial clients, from individuals to small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations, and strive to communicate in a transparent and responsive manner throughout the representation process. In doing so, we aim to tightly integrate our legal strategy with the unique needs and aspirations of our clients.
Quite simply, your business is our business. Your results are our results.
We provide comprehensive representation to clients who require high-end legal assistance with complex business transactions, business disputes and litigation, and intellectual property litigation.
Legal Disputes & Litigation
We handle a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including:
- Business & Commercial Litigation
- Trademark Litigation
- Trade Secret Litigation
- Employment Litigation
- Trusts & Estates Litigation
- Shareholder Disputes
We advocate on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, and have successfully handled numerous contract disputes, IP-related actions, financial securities violations, shareholder derivative actions, breach of fiduciary duty issues, and more. Unlike many competitors, we have demonstrated competence at trial, having tried numerous cases to verdict. This experience has helped us build the trial-readiness and relentless litigation skills necessary to properly represent the client’s interests over the course of high-conflict litigation.
Business & Corporate Transactions
We provide transactional legal representation to individuals, small businesses, and large corporate entities alike, including services that relate to:
- Protecting Your Business
- Business & Corporate Formation
In representing the client, we are flexible with regard to fee structures, and offer customized payment plans that include flat fee agreements. Having a foreseeable legal fee arrangement is in all parties’ best interests, as it provides a clear incentive structure for accomplishing the tasks at-hand.
Protecting Your Intellectual Property
In addition to providing IP litigation services, we also assist clients with related transactional work, including:
- Trademark Protection
- Trade Secret Protection
- Restrictive Covenants
To effectively navigate the nuances of IP transactional work, we always take into account the prospect of litigation — after all, IP litigation in particular can be expensive, demanding, and intrusive on the normal operation of one’s business.
We provide transactional and litigation-related advocacy to clients requiring assisting with employment law, including:
- Employment Disputes & Litigation
- Employment Policies & Compliance
Employment disputes are often complicated by a host of business considerations that are not bound by simple legal analysis. When assisting with the drafting of comprehensive employment policies, for example, we work closely with the client to maximize the positive legal and commercial results it will provide to the client’s business interests as a whole.
At Benton Williams PLLC, we litigate and negotiate on behalf of our client in unique, innovative, and creative ways to achieve the best outcome possible. These strategies may often include alternative dispute resolution that involves the following:
- Pre-Trial Mediation
- Pre-Suit Mediation
Although trial is not always the most cost effective path for a client to take, it is always important to remain ready to try a case if needed. However, in some cases, alternative dispute resolution provides the best opportunity for early success. From the start of client representation, we learn what the client considers a “win.” Once we understand what the client actually wants, we are able to work towards a solution, regardless of whether the pursuit of that solution ultimately leads to trial or takes an alternative form.
Contact Benton Williams PLLC
We provide tailored, flexible, and highly-dynamic representation to satisfy the various transactional and litigation-related needs of each client we represent. The breadth of experience in both transactional and litigation matters is a fundamental advantage — each practice informs the other.
As a litigator, it is important to identify potential liability issues early and build critical safety nets into each transaction. By contrast, as a transactional attorney, it is important to identify alternative routes for resolving a dispute that may be more sensible from a business perspective. One this that sets the firm apart from other firms is the unique ability to find creative ways to resolve complicated legal puzzles.
We look forward to serving your needs both in and out of the Courtroom.