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Pennsylvania and New Jersey Small Business Legal Dispute Hotline

Attention Business Owners in Need of Legal Support for Contract and Other Business Disputes – Unlock the Power of Quality Legal Dispute Advice for Your Small Business

Are you a business owner facing a legal dispute with another business, an employee, a partner, shareholder, or a competitor? Do you need help understanding your rights under contracts and the law so you can make decisions about whether and how to engage in a legal dispute?


Introducing the Steve Harvey Business Law Hotline

At the Steve Harvey Law Firm, we understand the challenges that small businesses face when legal disputes arise. That’s why we’re offering you access to quality legal advice with Steve Harvey and his colleagues, attorneys with many years of experience in business disputes, including contracts, fraud, fiduciary duty, trade secrets, unfair competition, tortious interference, employment, real estate, insurance, banking and financial services, and many other areas of law.


Why Trust the Steve Harvey Law Firm?

With a proven track record of success and an unwavering commitment to the rights of small business owners, the Steve Harvey Law Firm has established itself as a leading authority in business disputes law. Our team of experienced attorneys possesses a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances involved in business disputes, enabling us to help guide our clients toward the best possible decisions and resolutions.


What Can the Steve Harvey Business Law Hotline Do for You?

  1. Expert Legal Advice: Imagine having direct access to lawyers with deep experience in business disputes (also known as commercial litigation) who have helped countless businesses protect their interests and secure favorable outcomes. Following a screening call with Steve’s assistant to ensure that there are no conflicts and that your dispute is appropriate for the Steve Harvey Law Firm, Steve or one of his attorney colleagues will listen to your concerns, discuss with you the details of your legal dispute issues, and provide you with initial advice tailored to your unique circumstances. There is no charge for this first step of having a call with Steve.
  2. Clarity and Guidance: Business disputes can be confusing, and it’s easy to feel lost in the legal jargon. Our lawyers will break down complex legal concepts into plain language, ensuring that you fully comprehend your rights, obligations, and potential courses of action. We’ll empower you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions and take the appropriate steps to resolve your issues effectively.
  3. Customized Strategies: Every contract dispute is unique, requiring a personalized approach. With the Steve Harvey Law Firm on your side, you can expect customized strategies designed to protect your business interests and seek the justice you deserve. Our attorneys will evaluate the specifics of your case, develop a comprehensive plan of action, and vigorously advocate for your rights.
  4. Peace of Mind: Dealing with contract violations can be stressful, distracting you from running your business and hindering your potential for growth. By utilizing our Business Disputes Hotline, you can alleviate the burden, knowing that a team of dedicated legal professionals is working tirelessly to protect your business’s best interests.


How Does this Process Work? How will Steve Help Me Seek Justice For My Business Disputes Issue?

For a completely new client using the hotline, our working process will look like the following. If you are at a later step, note that we do work with cases in progress, so you can still reach out and we can consider your next steps.

Step 1: No Charge Screening and Initial Consultation

As the first step in the process, our intake coordinator will interview you to understand who you are, the nature of your business dispute issue, and the names of the adverse parties so that we can ensure there are no conflicts of interest. Following that, we will review the information provided to ensure that there is no conflict of interest and that our firm is a good fit for your needs. If there is no conflict and your case is a good fit for the firm, we will schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case further. There is no charge for the screening call or the initial consultation. You can book your no charge screening here.

Step 2: Initial Consultation with an Attorney

During the initial consultation, you will be interviewed by an attorney (usually Steve Harvey) who will ask you questions about your legal dispute. The goal of the consultation is for the attorney to gain enough information to provide a preliminary assessment and identify your options for resolving the dispute, which could include hiring Steve Harvey Law if it makes sense to do so. Sometimes we refer people to other law firms that we think are better suited for a variety of reasons. Sometimes we help people understand that there is no legal remedy for their problem or that the costs of pursuing a legal remedy may not be worth it. Sometimes the matters involved are so complex that we cannot properly evaluate them even in a preliminary basis in one call, and then we have to ask them to summarize the issues in writing for further consultation. If we offer to handle the legal matter, we provide a clear description of what we would do and how we would charge for our services so that you can make an informed decision. If you do engage our services, you will also receive a letter that spells out the services we will provide and the fees we will charge.

Step 3: In-Depth Case Evaluation

If you do hire us, we will assign it to one of our attorneys, and their next step will be to thoroughly evaluate the case including reviewing the relevant facts, documents, and witnesses. They will assess the strength of your case and determine the best course of action to seek a resolution.

Step 4: Demand Letter

If we believe you have a strong case, the attorney assigned to your case may recommend sending a demand letter advising the other side of your position and seeking a speedy resolution of the dispute. Sending a well-worded demand letter is often the best first move in litigation. The attorney will ensure that the letter is highly professional and effectively communicates your position.

Step 5: Negotiation and Settlement

Upon receiving the demand letter, the recipient and their lawyer may engage in negotiations with your attorney. The goal is to reach a mutually acceptable settlement without the need for litigation. Your attorney will advocate on your behalf, representing your interests and working to secure the best possible outcome.

Step 6: Alternative Dispute Resolution

In some cases, if negotiations do not lead to a resolution, your attorney may explore alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or arbitration. These processes involve a neutral third party. In mediation, the mediator facilitates negotiations between both parties to find a resolution. In arbitration, the arbitrator decides the case. Your attorney will guide you through these processes, representing your interests and presenting your case effectively.

Step 7: Litigation

If attempts at negotiation and alternative dispute resolution fail, your attorney may recommend filing a lawsuit. If you have been sued, your attorney may recommend filing a motion to dismiss or an answer to the complaint. They will prepare and file the necessary legal documents. This will include the process known as discovery, by which both sides respond to requests for documents and other information. There is also a process for taking testimony of witnesses in preparation for trial. Throughout the litigation process, your attorney will represent you in court, presenting your case, examining witnesses, and arguing for your rights.

Step 8: Trial and Judgment

During the trial, your attorney will present evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and make legal arguments to support your position. The judge or jury will then render a judgment, deciding which sides prevails and the appropriate damages or remedies to be awarded.

Step 9: Appeals

If the judgment is not in your favor, we may recommend an appeal of the judgement. We handle appeals in state and federal appellate courts.

Step 10: Enforcement of Judgment

If the judgment is in your favor, your attorney will assist you in enforcing the judgment, ensuring that the responsible party complies with the court’s orders. This may involve various legal procedures, such as collecting the awarded damages or obtaining injunctions to prevent further violations.

Step 11: Proactively Preventing Future Contract Disputes

If the issue in the contract dispute is due to an improperly written contract or if the dispute has highlighted issues with your existing contracts, our firm can help you draft updated contracts to prevent future disputes and litigation.


Frequently Asked Questions About Our Business Law Hotline

Why Does Your Firm Offer This Service?

“Building strong relationships with business owners is at the heart of my practice. That’s why I offer a no charge initial consultation, because it gives me an opportunity to connect and understand their unique needs. In fact at times I can guide them to a solution that doesn’t require my services, and I am happy to do so. By providing this service, I aim to foster trust, encourage positive word-of-mouth, and demonstrate the commitment of the Steve Harvey Law Firm to our community’s success.”

-Steve Harvey

I didn’t have a written contract, can Steve Harvey Law still help me?

Contracts don’t necessarily have to be written to be legal. A contract is any agreement between two parties, written or not. You can form a contract through emails or text exchanges, phone or verbal agreement. While a written contract has clear benefits to the parties involved, an unwritten contract can still be enforced and litigated. We have handled many such cases.

How much does Steve Harvey cost?

After your introductory initial consultations, our legal services must be billed for any ongoing work. Steve Harvey Law works on a retainer basis, to retain our services we require a minimum retainer. Any services not used to reach this retainer amount are refundable to the extent not used. This means that if we resolve your dispute in a few hours with a demand letter, you will receive back a significant amount of your retainer. However, if litigation is extensive more of your retainer will be used by our firm. You will receive an estimate of billable hours and more information about our fees in your initial consultation.


Don’t Wait, Take Action Today!

The Steve Harvey Law Firm is passionate about supporting small businesses and ensuring their success. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your business dispute issues and gain invaluable insights from a trusted legal expert.

To take advantage of this opportunity, you can schedule a call back with our staff here. Otherwise, you can call our hotline (215-907-7313) directly during our office hours, where our friendly team will schedule your consultation at your convenience.

Remember, in the world of business, contracts are the foundation of trust and security. Don’t let contract violations and other business disputes jeopardize your hard-earned success. Trust the Steve Harvey Law Firm to protect your interests and fight for justice.


Act now and unlock the power of legal guidance for your small business!