It is common for companies and individuals to encounter legal disagreements at some point in time. A wide array of legal issues may arise between other companies, groups, and individuals. Depending on the specifics and importance of the dispute to the parties at arms, legal intervention may be required.
Lubliner Law’s litigation and dispute resolution attorneys advocate for the rights of both plaintiffs and defendants and are experienced in representing clients throughout any litigation, arbitration, and mediation proceedings. Our litigators are also versed in managing legal settlements outside of court.
Protecting The Interests of Your Business
A primary goal of our legal services is to resolve disputes in a swift and effective manner while causing minimal disruption to your business’ daily activities. Depending on the parameters of the situation, our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers will explore any and all of the available legal options and advise our clients accordingly.
Which Resolution Process Is Best For You
Dispute resolution is often a multistep process that can start with negotiation, move on to mediation, and, if necessary, end in arbitration or litigation. In The Harvard Law school’s daily blog, it is defined as:
Mediation – The goal of mediation is for a neutral third party to help the opposing parties come to a consensus on their own. Working with disputants together and sometimes separately, mediators can try to help them figure out a sustainable resolution, voluntarily, but also non binding. A divorcing couple that can’t reach agreement on child custody might try mediation, so might siblings who disagree about inheritance disputes, or investors and investees that are fighting over a failed startup venture.
Arbitration – In arbitration, a neutral third party serves as a judge who is responsible for resolving the dispute. The arbitrator listens as each side argues its case and presents relevant evidence, the arbitrator then renders a legally binding decision. Similar to mediation, arbitration tends to be relatively inexpensive compared to litigation. In some instances, arbitration can lead to disaster. Businesses and their counsel should always consider collaborative measures first, particularly for parties which will benefit from an ongoing relationship.
Litigation – The most familiar type of dispute resolution, civil litigation typically involves a defendant facing off against a plaintiff before either a judge or a judge and jury. The judge or the jury is responsible for weighing the evidence and then making a more or less final ruling. Depending on the situation, the unsatisfied party can then move on to appeals.
As explained, mediation is often the first logical choice for parties at arms. In arbitration and litigation, a third party weighs the evidence and makes a legally binding decision. By contrast, in mediation, a mediator assists disputants in working together to craft a resolution that each side values. Mediators encourage parties to share information about their positions and explore innovative means of coming together.
Our firm represents a wide variety of clients, from international corporations to small business owners to individuals, in all facets of dispute resolution. We work hard to protect the interests of our clients while building lasting relationships based on trust, individualized attention, and superior legal representation. We pride ourselves on providing creative and aggressive representation tailored to each client’s specific needs. Among other areas, our firm represents clients in matters including:
Bad Faith Filings
Banking and Lender Liability
Breach of Fiduciary Duties
Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices
Corporate and Partnership Dissolutions
Federal and State Regulatory Enforcement
Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
Property Owners’ Associations
Real Estate Litigation
We are experienced advocates that vigorously represent the rights of our clients. Call Lubliner Law (561) 207-2018 for a free consultation, or email firstname.lastname@example.org – We’re Here to Help.