When conflicts arise between business leaders, between company leaders and shareholders, or within business partnerships, it is always wise to seek a quick resolution that is both cost-effective and agreeable to all involved parties. However, when communication between these parties breaks down and agreement cannot be reached, it may be time to contact a professional California business dispute lawyer. Hiring a lawyer does not mean that you’ll have to go to court; in fact, it can help prevent you and the parties with whom you have the conflict, from winding up there. An expert business dispute lawyer can be the objective third party whose legal knowledge and experience is exactly what is needed to resolve the dispute.
Types of Business Disputes
The larger and more complex the business, the greater is the number of potential conflicts that may arise. Business contracts are the written foundation for many types of terms and agreements between businesses and related parties, but sometimes the legal language may be vague or confusing. An expert attorney can help with interpretation of these contracts in order to clear up a dispute. Conflicts that arise between business partners over issues like selling property or expanding the business can benefit from the views of an objective third party. Disputes that occur between a company and its customers can jeopardize the company’s profits and reputation unless they are handled with skill, tact and diplomacy.
Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration
Any smart business owner wants to resolve conflicts and disputes as quickly as possible and with as little impact as possible on the health of the business. Staying out of court prevents months or even years of expensive litigation that is often draining both financially and emotionally on all involved parties. That’s why the useful tools of negotiation, mediation and arbitration often come in handy. Negotiation is discussion that occurs between the involved parties directly in an attempt to resolve the dispute. Mediation is a similar discussion, but with a third-party present to help reach an agreement. Arbitration is done when the parties cannot agree, but do not wish to take it to court. In arbitration, a neutral third party, called the arbitrator, decides on a final and legally binding agreement after evaluating input from the involved parties.
Call to Schedule a Consultation With a California Business Dispute Lawyer Today
If you’re a business owner who needs help with solving a dispute, call to schedule a consultation with a California business dispute lawyer today. The experienced legal staff at the Straggas Law Group, APC will use their knowledge and skill to help you and the other party reach an agreement that works for you both. We serve the cities of Irvine, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and surrounding Orange County communities. Visit our website at straggaslaw.com or give us a call at 949-660-9100 and let us give you the advocacy you need in your complex business dispute.