Disagreements often arise in the business world that may be internal disputes among those who own, manage, or are employed in the operation or external disputes with outside parties, such as competitors, other businesses, customers, patrons, governmental agencies, and more. Such disputes can take up enormous resources, including time, money, and the use of staff who may be needed to help research or resolve the issue. Not all disputes need to end up in litigation and generally those businesses who have become mired down in an internal or external disagreement will look for other ways to handle the matter that are less time-consuming, less expensive, and less subject to the rules, structure, and decisions of a civil courtroom.
Mediation as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method has grown in popularity over the last few decades in the legal field. Courtroom schedules can be log jammed for months or even years to come and litigation can be lengthy and expensive. ADR techniques, such as facilitative, evaluative, and transformative mediation, are different ways of handling disputes that are faster, more cost-effective, and private. These methods allow the disputing parties to settle their differences themselves, with the help of a neutral third party. In mediation sessions, the disputing parties can discuss, problem solve, and find ways to resolve their differences that are mutually acceptable. The mediator helps to keep opposing parties on track with constructive communication, valuable feedback, and potential solutions to the problems at hand.
If you are involved in a business dispute, such as a breach of contract, breach of duty, landlord-tenant dispute, insurance dispute, dispute between partners, among shareholders, boards of directors, management or employees, Matthews Law Firm offers mediation services to clients throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The firm has over 22 years of legal experience in handling all types of business law matters and litigation. Attorney Art Matthews and his legal team know how important it is to you to resolve a business dispute quickly and efficiently; after consulting with an attorney at the firm, appropriate steps can be devised and taken to bring your business dispute to an effective conclusion. To learn more about how the firm can help you with experienced legal assistance in business law contact the firm to arrange for a free case evaluation today.