Many of my clients find themselves in business litigation over deals gone wrong when parties dispute ideas, expectations, or promises – which may lead to breach of contract, tortious interference, unfair trade practices, and other claims and counterclaims. I help them avoid getting there in the first place, negotiate their way out, and, if a lawsuit is filed, fully defend or prosecute their rights.
Benjamin P. Lajoie helps businesses – financial institutions, trusts, contractors, manufacturers, and others – in commercial litigation. He defends and prosecutes business torts, unfair and deceptive trade practices, contract disputes, and other claims, including lawsuits stemming from failed business deals. Ben skillfully navigates complex disputes with many variables, from counterclaims to cross-claims to subpoena enforcement actions and other related issues. His strategic approach to client advocacy and representation yields repeat clients who turn to him for help with critical decisions.
Because he understands the cost and disruption of litigation, Ben takes a practical, holistic approach to solving his client’s challenges. He designs and executes solutions that match their business and financial objectives, often advising them to help avoid litigation altogether. Pragmatic with sharp business instincts, Ben guides clients to identify the best result possible for resolving their dispute, then works with them to design and implement effective case strategies for achieving their objectives. He tunes in early to what matters most to each client and devotes his time accordingly.
Ben serves as outside general counsel for some clients and runs point on litigation for others. They know he is thoughtful, strategic, and responsive to their needs and expectations, and rely on him to be their “path of least resistance” to a favorable outcome.