We work with clients to avoid and manage disputes of all sizes and shapes arising from their business operations. We make sure that our clients’ interests are protected and their rights are enforced.
Over time, parties in a dispute can become emotionally locked in their positions. As settlement counsel, we collaborate with the client and its trial counsel to help move beyond entrenched positions and resentment. We manage the emotion in the process so that the client is in the best position to make sound business-driven decisions.
We help clients protect the one thing – the intellectual property, know-how, or approach – that sets them apart from everyone else.
When a business owner and counsel are trying to resolve a dispute and have committed to a path that’s no longer tenable, we can step in with a fresh pair of eyes to come up with a better solution. It’s not a sign of weakness to change; it’s a sign of weakness to not change if what you’ve chosen isn’t working. This is an underused tool that often saves both parties time and money.
Your employees are your most valuable asset and also your most likely source of liability. We help protect client/employee relationships.
We draw on our 30 years of experience as counselors and litigators to help businesses and individuals assess their options for resolving their disputes. After all, the approach should be tailored to the client’s unique needs and objectives. We guide the conversation to ensure that the options are scaled to the dispute.
When two parties are unable to negotiate a resolution on their own, mediation facilitated by a third party can help them reach a settlement. We work with our clients to reach a settlement that meets their needs and reduces the risk of future litigation.
Arbitration is private litigation in which the parties agree to the rules for resolving their dispute and the decision is made by a private judge or panel of judges. Both the process and outcome are confidential. Though arbitration, done right, can provide a cost-effective means of resolving disputes, we often find that parties unknowingly accepted unfavorable rules and limitations when they opt for arbitration. We draw upon our substantial arbitration experience to work with clients to make the dispute resolution terms of our clients’ agreements meet their needs and allow us to present their cases effectively.