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Protecting Your Interests during Mediation & Arbitration
Movies and television will have you believe that every time there is a
significant dispute between two entities, all parties are whisked away
to a dramatic courtroom showdown. The reality is that litigation is costly
for all parties and should only be approached when all other options have
been exhausted. Because of this, mediation and arbitration are advantageous
ways for businesses and individuals to resolve their dispute without getting
bogged down in a trial.
Alternative dispute resolution, however, still requires capable counsel
on both sides of the table. At
Toppins Law Firm, P.C., our legal team has more than four decades of combined legal experience.
We know what it takes to protect the interests of our clients throughout
both of these procedures and ensure that favorable, long-term solutions
are aggressively pursued on their behalf.
Litigation does not have to be the only answer.
Call us today to start exploring your mediation and arbitration options.
Understanding Mediation & Arbitration
If both parties are amenable to alternative means of resolving a dispute,
it is crucial that they both pursue the right format. If the parties are
still open to discussing their dispute and finding common ground, then
mediation is recommended. In mediation, an appointed and impartial mediator structures
and guides the discourse between the two parties so that they can arrive
at decisions and compromises together.
If two parties believe that their dispute is best decided by an impartial
third party, then
arbitration may be the best answer. In arbitration, both parties submit their evidence
and arguments to an arbitrator, who reviews the case and provides a judgement.
Arbitration resembles litigation but is far less formal and expensive
for the disputing parties. Just like in mediation, both parties are expected
to be represented by counsel.
Our Houston business lawyers are ready to serve as mediation or arbitration
counsel in disputes involving (but not limited to):
- Contract law
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Corporate restructuring
- New entity formation
- Trade secrets/non-disclosure agreements
- Intellectual property
- Financial matters
- HR matters
Want to learn more about what Toppins Law Firm, P.C. can do to help you
approach and benefit from alternative dispute resolution? Use our online
form today to request a confidential
case evaluation today.