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Dispute Resolution

At its very core, dispute resolution is about solving conflicts between parties. There are many different issues that may arise during the course of business including employment issues, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, intellectual property matters, officer liability claims, insurance coverage, etc.

Fortunatly, this country's legal system offers a variety of methods to mitigate and resolve these conflicts.

A lawsuit is a civil action brought in a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have incurred loss as a result of a defendant's actions, demands a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff's complaint. If the plaintiff is successful, judgment will be given in the plaintiff's favor, and a variety of court orders may be issued to enforce a right, award damages, or impose a temporary or permanent injunction to prevent an act or compel an act.

Along with lawsuits there are several methods of alternative dispute resolution, ADR, which help keep these conflicts out of the courts. There are two ADR methods that are most common in business law are arbitration and mediation. Arbitration is when the parties bring their dispute to a third party person(s), arbitrator(s), to make a binding decision. Mediation is when the parties bring the dispute to a third party person(s), mediator(s), to negotiate a settlement between the parties.

Here at Reeder and Associates we have a wealth of experience successfully representing our clients in all forms of dispute resolution. Whether your dispute is contractually obligated to use ADR methods or desire to take your case straight to court, we are here to help you prevail.