Litigation is not the only way to resolve a legal dispute. Alternative dispute resolution either by way of mediation and/or arbitration is often a viable solution for those companies who need to find a forum to resolve a dispute. Whether navigating our clients through a mediation session or presenting a case to an arbitrator, the Katz Law Group has resolved many matters without the need for a traditional courtroom trial.
What are mediation and arbitration?
Mediation is, by its very nature, non-binding and offers the parties with the assistance of a mediator a more informal avenue to resolve a dispute. This alternative not only has the effect of saving a client legal fees and expenses normally associated with trials but it also offers the opportunity for the parties to arrive at creative solutions that may not be available through traditional litigation. Not every case is suitable for mediation. With our experience of handling hundreds of mediations, the Katz Law Group can advise your company as to whether mediation is an appropriate fit given the nature of any particular case. In several instances, the Katz Law Group has been successful in not only resolving cases through mediation but also in maintaining the underlying business relationship between the parties.
Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which the arbitrator plays the role of a judge. The results of arbitration are binding and are usually not reversible on any appeal.
Arbitration can be created by an arbitration provision in a contract or by agreement of all of the parties involved.
Mediation and arbitration have been effective in the areas of resolving business disputes, construction issues, commercial landlord-tenant matters, and personal injury claims.
If mediation or arbitration is a good fit for your business, contact the Katz law Group today for a consultation.