Resolving Business Disputes Through Mediation
Using the courtroom as a forum for working out business disputes should always be the last resort. Traditional litigation is slow and costly. It puts the decision-making power in the hands of a judge or jury that almost never has any expertise in the subject at the core of the dispute.
I am attorney Allana G. Carter. I have more than 20 years of experience in the business world where I dealt with contracts and all aspects of daily operations. By working with me to mediate disputes, you get the advantage of having someone with knowledge of both the law and business operations. I can help you resolve your business dispute in a timely, cost-effective way. I serve clients in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Using Mediation To Settle Disputes
Some courts require parties involved in a business dispute to go through mediation before going to trial. Mediation can also occur during a trial if both parties feel they can come to an agreement. There are many advantages to avoiding the courtroom, including:
- Mediation is private and informal.
- It is easier to maintain working business relationships after mediation.
- There is no extended period of exchanging information between parties.
- Mediation is typically completed in one or two days.
- Mediation is not as costly as litigation.
The biggest advantage to using mediation is that it puts the power to craft an agreement in your hands rather than in the hands of a judge. At the end of the day, you are the most qualified person to make decisions concerning your business.