If your business is in a contract in which one party has breached their contractual obligation, contact Smith Kendall, PLLC at (214) 361-6124 today. The foundations of business are often found in contracts. They set expectations for the parties involved and lend confidence to business deals. A good contract is a building block for good business and growth. Contract violations can therefore present massive setbacks to business practices. When one party breaches a contract, they can cause serious harm to the individuals and businesses involved. And yet, although contract breaches are serious, the required litigation can be a costly and time-consuming legal battle, one in which even the winners might feel as though they’ve lost. Before you seek to resolve a contract dispute with litigation, hire an attorney to guide you through pre-litigation mediation and save your business time and money. Smith Kendall, PLLC can discuss this option in more detail when you call us today at (214) 361-6124.
Not everyone believes that a lawyer should be involved in pre-litigation negotiations. Sometimes, the presence of a lawyer is perceived to be a sign of weakness. However, the opposite is true. Having a lawyer aid in pre-litigation negotiation is the smartest, most strategic move a business can make. Due to their extensive education on the topic, lawyers with experience in pre-litigation mediation can skillfully guide the contract dispute process. Furthermore, hiring an attorney to assist with pre-litigation mediation is a much less expensive and a much more efficient choice than simply waiting until the dispute is too complex to be resolved anywhere but in court. Although taking a contract dispute case to court is often unavoidable, pre-litigation saves time, money, and even business relationships that litigation almost always breaks.
At Smith Kendall, PLLC, our team of attorneys has the experience and the knowledge to save you time and money through pre-litigation mediation. The lawyer assigned to your contract dispute will work diligently and with special attention to detail. We know how important effective contracts are for your business. We also know that saving money, saving time, and preserving business relationships are your top priority. Our team keeps cool heads and remains positive during emotionally charged contract disputes. We will aid you in understanding the information presented to you and help ease the other party’s hesitations regarding the contract. We have kept our firm small since starting out in 2000 to better provide personalized and detailed service to every client we take on, giving you the best chance for a successful resolution to your case.
Pre-litigation mediation is a proactive choice made by two parties before taking a contract dispute to court. Pre-litigation mediation does not waive the right of the parties to seek litigation to resolve a contract dispute at a later time; rather, pre-litigation negotiation is an opportunity to preserve relationships, save money, and save time. Pre-litigation mediation is best conducted by attorneys.
Having an attorney represent your interests is the key to a successful contract dispute resolution, no matter the stage of the process. Firstly, the parties involved tend to take the pre-litigation more seriously when an attorney is involved. Without an attorney, a party could see litigation as inevitable and will not work towards a resolution. But, when attorneys are hired to represent the parties, each side has “skin in the game” and are more likely to take negotiations seriously to reach a solution. Secondly, your attorney’s intimate knowledge of contract law will inform the negotiation. They will be able to assess how the law will treat each party’s actions and, thus, help to develop a resolution. Furthermore, an attorney can synthesize the available information and present all possible options for settlement, making it key to be represented by an attorney in the case of pre-litigation negotiation.
The benefits of pre-litigation mediation are numerous. Several are listed below.
The benefits to pre-litigation negotiation are myriad and are best handled by an experienced attorney.
At Smith Kendall, PLLC, we have nearly twenty years of experience guiding successful pre-litigation mediations and saving our clients hassle. If you are seeking to avoid litigation, time-consuming legal procedures, and expensive legal fees, contact our breach of contract team at (214) 361-6124 about pre-litigation negotiation today.