Dispute Resolutions and Mediation
You may have heard the claim that business isn’t personal. In many cases, this couldn’t be further from the truth. What may start as a disagreement between business partners can escalate quickly to an emotionally-driven lawsuit that threatens the success of the business and even the personal finances of those involved. The U.S. is the most litigious country in the world, yet most cases never see the inside of a courtroom. Litigation-bound conflicts often take years to come to trial and cost litigants in terms of time, money, emotional capital, focus, and business productivity. The LLF team of skilled mediators and legal experts have the expertise you need to resolve business disputes.
While some cases are better suited for a court to decide, most business disputes do not fit into this category. For them, mediation is a better way to resolve the dispute. In addition to the apparent drawbacks of added time and expenses, other reasons to seek mediation rather than take the case to court include:
When business owners take their case to court, their fate is often in the hands of a judge who doesn’t have a close understanding of their business’ unique situation and needs.
Business owners typically lose financial control in court cases. Before they can make any decisions that might affect the business, they must seek court approval.
The money spent on lawyers, mediators, accountants, experts, and consultants in the mediation process is less than the time and money spent preparing a case for trial.
Mediation allows business owners to control the pace at which the negotiation moves, rather than forfeiting this control to a court-imposed schedule.
When a case goes to court, the details of the business, partners, and the case became public. Mediation, on the other hand, is confidential. The information remains private, which can also help both parties reach an agreement together.
Reach out to Natalie Lynch today to begin a conversation about resolving your dispute through mediation. Contacting a mediator early in the process can help you avoid the time, money, and emotions involved in a court-tried case. You may find that all you need is an unbiased third party to help you through the dispute resolution process. Unlike judges and juries, mediators do not impose their morals on the parties in dispute. Instead, they help the parties explore the options and find a mutually agreeable solution.
The truth is that not every case needs to come before the U.S. justice system. Mediation is less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial. Mediation allows people to be active participants in determining when and how to resolve their dispute. When you choose mediation, you and your business partners can voice your frustrations, maintain confidentiality, save time and money, and maintain control over the future of your business.
At Lynch Law, we believe that mediation can solve many disputes to the mutual benefit and satisfaction of the parties involved and at a significantly reduced cost as compared to going to trial. The Lynch Law Firm has business psychologists, highly credentialed HR staff, nonprofit management professionals, and attorneys, all trained in mediation, and who can help you get what you need.