Alternative Dispute Resolution
For most of the Firm’s clients, a primary objective to any business dispute is to avoid trial altogether. Given the extraordinary costs and admitted uncertainty attending to any business litigation, it makes good business sense to simplify and expedite the dispute process as much as possible.
For this reason, the Firm may recommend its clients participate in a more timely and cost-effective procedure known as alternative dispute resolution (ADR), which may typically include participation in a form of mediation or arbitration before a retired judge or senior lawyer qualified to understand your case.
Of course, any ADR procedure is only as effective as the parties are committed to the process in good faith. Additionally, not all disputes are suitable to mediation or arbitration, and not all matters may be resolved outside of litigation.