Resolving Disputes Through Mediation
Reducing The Costs and Stress of Litigation, While Increasing Case Resolution
Litigation can prove time-consuming and become costly, so even a court victory may not be the best way to resolve disputes. Although our lawyers have an impressive record of courtroom successes, we also seek to optimize case outcomes while managing the costs, time and stress of a lawsuit. Our lawyers evaluate the most appropriate and effective strategies to reach clients’ goals.
We routinely use mediation as a practical way to meet our clients’ needs and reduce costs. In mediation, a neutral third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. The mediation process is private and confidential and is typically voluntary. Furthermore, the process is non-binding, meaning the parties are not required to agree to any settlement that may be proposed during the process and the parties are free to pursue litigation in the event that mediation is unsuccessful.
From minor two-party conflicts to substantial corporate matters and business disputes, we have used mediation to resolve disputes involving:
- Employment matters
- Trade secrets and non-compete matters
- Partnership disputes
- Shareholder disputes
- Intellectual property conflicts
- Trust and Estate matters
- Contracts and commercial agreements
- Business torts
- Construction claims
We also work with clients to prepare contractual provisions, organizational procedures and guidelines on using mediation to settle disputes and internal matters.
If you have a dispute and would like to avoid the time and costs of litigation by attempting to resolve the dispute through mediation, call us today. Likewise, if you already have been asked to attend mediation and are looking for lawyers to represent you, we can help.