Business litigation invariably involves a combination of both legal and business issues. Your attorney is the expert on the legal issues, but you are the expert when it comes to your business. Thus, accomplishing your goals will require collaboration.
If your lawyer acts as if he knows more about your business or industry than you do, run. He is not interested in your input, nor in taking the time to understand your business’ particular needs and goals.
Conversely, you should be asking your lawyer for his opinion about legal claims and strategies. For some captains of industry, this is difficult because they are used to being autocratic. But I promise you that a collaborative approach to solving your business litigation problems will lead to more consistent and predictable results.
Conclusion: cultivate a relationship with your business litigation attorney that emphasizes communication, collaboration, and a frank dialog about your case.