The interests of your business involve forming and strengthening relationships with clients, employers and the community, as well as avoiding problems with competitors and those who would do your company harm. Litigation can undermine your efforts to structure deals, and can damage your relationships and business reputation. Fortunately, there are ways to resolve business disputes without going to court.
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can provide a more private, more efficient, more cost-effective approach to resolving business disputes without involving the court system. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys at Sepahi Law Group, APC have extensive experience with many different approaches to alternative dispute resolution and we can represent your company in finding the right solutions for your business as well as in using ADR to achieve your desired outcome.
Understanding Alternative Dispute Resolution
There are two primary approaches to alternative dispute resolution used by individuals and businesses: voluntary mediation and binding arbitration.
Mediation is generally a collaborative process in which your company and the parties you are in disagreement with will come together to try to find a solution. A third-party mediator with training in law and/or psychology and behavior will assist with open discussions where parties communicate their needs and try to find an amicable compromise. Success at mediation depends upon a willingness to be reasonable, an understanding of how a court action would likely be resolved, knowledge of your rights and superior negotiation skills.
Sepahi Law Group, APC understands what it takes to make mediation a success. Our attorneys can represent your business, ensuring that we work to protect your company’s important relationships while also achieving the best outcome that makes sense for your long-term business goals.
Binding arbitration may be a more adversarial process, although the specific procedures for arbitration can vary depending upon the agreement of the parties and any contractual specifications. A neutral third party arbitrator will hear arguments from opposing stakeholders and issue a decision that will stand unless there were serious errors in the arbitration process. While the decision of an arbitrator can sometimes be appealed in court, the outcome of the arbitration is usually upheld by judges.
Parties may choose to resolve their disputes in arbitration at the time when the disagreement arises, as arbitration provides more privacy and the opportunity to have a professional with knowledge of the disputed subject matter make a ruling. Often, however, arbitration occurs because of clauses included in contracts stipulating that disagreements will be arbitrated. Our attorneys will assist under either circumstance and will help to make a compelling argument on your company’s behalf to convince the arbitrator to decide in your favor.
Getting Legal Help with Alternative Dispute Resolution
When alternative dispute resolution is a success, it can result in better outcomes for all involved parties. However, getting the desired result for your business means making smart legal arguments and having an in-depth understanding of how ADR works.
Sepahi Law Group, APC has the experience that your company needs. Our Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys understand the power of alternative dispute resolution and we will make the process work for you. Call today to speak with a member of our legal team and to learn more about how we can provide the legal representation you need.