Disagreements are inevitable in the world of business. Whether it is a contract dispute, sales negotiation, territory clash, client conflict, or supplier problem, there will always be a problem in need of resolution. Litigation is an expensive and time-consuming method of resolving disputes. Attorney Andrew Weisblatt has been helping business owners resolve their disputes outside of litigation since 1992. He will help you find the creative solutions that will save you time, effort, and capital.
The best method of resolving business disputes is to have an effective strategy for avoiding them altogether. By negotiating and drafting a thorough contract that carefully states each party’s rights and responsibilities, the likelihood of having a dispute over that contract is reduced. Businesses can also implement procedures in their daily business operations which reduce the risk of conflict. Clear and careful terms for payment, delivery, and other frequent areas of dispute can ensure smooth transactions which lead to successful, long-term business relationships.
When disputes do arise, there are many options for resolving them outside of litigation. These can include:
- Negotiations between the parties (either directly or through their attorneys).
- Arbitration or mediation with a private third party negotiator. This can be an arbitrator, mediator, professional negotiator, or simply someone who is familiar with customary business practices in the field.
- Alternative dispute resolution (such as arbitration or mediation) through the court system. This can be initiated after a lawsuit has been filed. Going through the court’s alternative dispute resolution program can be a particularly effective strategy when the other party is not responding to your initial correspondence. By filing a lawsuit, the other party is put on notice that you are serious about the dispute but still given the opportunity to negotiate a resolution before trial.
The Right Legal Representation for Your Texas Business
The Weisblatt Law Firm offers a wide variety of consulting services and dispute resolution strategies, which are tailored to each business owner’s specific needs. Call (713)714-4634 to schedule your free phone consultation today. We will ensure that your business disputes are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner so that you can return to profitable daily business operations.