General Civil Litigation can cover a wide variety of types of cases, but in practice, it is mostly some form of collection, either through breach of contract or fraud. There is a saying that the best time to hire an attorney is before you need one and that is very true in contract law. I advise clients what to expect from the contracts they have signed, how to change the contracts they are about to sign, and or how to get their business partners/vendors to sign a contract in the first place. To my knowledge, I have only had to litigate one of the contracts I have drafted/amended. It was a real estate contract, and I won. My contract reviews are clear, concise and written so the client can read them without any additional time on my part to explain legal concepts. They advise where there will be future problems or pitfalls, what clauses are considered boilerplate and acceptable in the industry, and what they can and should change. I can and do regularly negotiate with counter-parties concerning the formation of long term contracts that will bind my clients.
On the litigation side, I handle breach of contract, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing; Uniform Commercial Code; fraud; and unjust enrichment. As I noted earlier, all of these causes of action are most often just legal mechanisms to force a contracting party to do what they were supposed to do in the first place, to wit, pay you.