What are the primary options to resolve business litigation in San Diego and Southern California? How can the Watkins Firm’s unique approach to litigation resolve a business dispute quickly and in a cost-efficient manner?
Business litigation is fraught with risk and contingent liabilities which can stretch across many months or more than a year. The skilled trial attorneys at the Watkins Firm prepare every case from the outset for trial. The reality is most business disputes are resolved long before the case reaches a Court. This is based upon business realities, risk and the extensive time required to put a case before a local judge.
Our skilled dispute resolution attorneys resolve most cases through leveraged, skilled negotiation. We work to open a productive, focused negotiation with opposing parties and their counsel, find common ground and resolve disputes in accordance with our client’s goals and objectives. Business litigation is based upon damages – the financial value or impact associated with the dispute between the parties. Our attorneys work to quickly and accurately identify and quantify the damages associated with the dispute and use these as leverage to gain the attention of opposing parties.
Negotiation may resolve most of the dispute, but it may be necessary to seek mediation and/or arbitration to bring the matter to a complete resolution. The underlying business contract should provide guidance to the parties. Mediation is a confidential and less formally structured venue where the parties work with a neutral third party to identify potential solutions and ultimately craft a settlement.
Arbitration is much more structured. While it is designed to avoid many of the expensive and time-consuming legal maneuvering of a trial an arbitration may still present risks.
The options to resolve business litigation in San Diego are diverse, but a successful resolution is based in large part upon the experience and skill of your attorneys. If you are concerned about business litigation or have been served with a lawsuit we invite you to contact the Watkins Firm or call 858-535-1511 for a free consultation to discuss the matter and how we can work together to accomplish your goals and objectives.