Pursuing Alternatives To Litigation When Possible
Facing litigation as a small-business owner can be intimidating. Resolving disputes in court can be costly, time-consuming and demanding.
I am attorney Seth H. Salinger. With over three decades of experience, I represent business owners throughout the southwest Boston metro area. When you work with me, I will advise on whether pursuing an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method could be beneficial to your case.
What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution?
Alternative business dispute resolution techniques attempt to resolve disputes in a more collaborative setting. Mediation and arbitration are two of the most common ADR methods. Both methods involve a neutral third party, either a mediator or an arbitrator. While a mediator facilitates an agreement between the opposing parties, an arbitrator listens to both sides before coming to a binding decision.
Benefits Of Pursuing A Collaborative Resolution
In some disputes, first attempting an ADR method is required. There are many benefits to this:
- It can maintain a working relationship between the opposing parties.
- It can save both time and money.
- It can retain privacy over both the dispute and the decision.
- It can allow both sides to retain some control over the decision.
I assist by determining when pursuing an ADR method is preferable to business litigation. Unless ADR is mandatory, this ultimately depends on your willingness to work together and your overall goals.
Discuss Your Dispute With A Lawyer
I prioritize the long-term success of my clients across Massachusetts when facing a dispute. Schedule a free initial consultation over the phone or at my Newton office. Contact me by calling 617-340-7821 or by sending me an email.