Risk Management

Dispute Prevention and Early Case Evaluation

Disagreements — and sometimes significant ones — are a fact of life in business.

We understand that you did not go into business to spend your efforts and energy dealing with disputes. Let us help you avoid spending undue time, money and resources wrestling with disputes that could be ended early or avoided entirely.

Dispute Prevention and Management

Wise prevention practices and dispute management techniques can help your business prevent and control problems that have the potential to evolve into disputes that interrupt your business.

Joint-ventures, supply agreements, or other services agreements often are ripe for problems that could evolve into disruptive disputes.  If your business not infrequently experiences disputes that interfere with business relationships and interrupt with the success of the mission of the enterprise, let us help you implement dispute reduction practices that will enable you to minimize, and potentially eliminate, these interruptions and usurpations of your valuable resources. These practices can involve development of internal company processes for addressing disputes in prescribed ways depending on the nature and size of the dispute as well as inclusion of specific dispute resolution processes in contracts with third-parties. Our lawyers collaborate across practice areas to structure the most practical and efficient practices and processes to prevent avoidable business disputes to keep you engaged in the mission of your enterprise.

Early Case Evaluation

When a significant business dispute does erupt, the early investment of time and focus to evaluate the likely ultimate outcomes can save your business unnecessary risk and expenditure of resources over an extended period of time.

Our experienced litigators can help you evaluate at the front end of your case your risks of loss (both monetary and otherwise), your best possible outcome, what level of resources it could take to get there, and the best strategy for getting your business its best outcome in light of your business objectives.