Business to Business Disputes Attorneys in San Diego and Southern California

Representing Clients in a Business Mediation - Dispute ResolutionAre you searching for an experienced, proven business to business dispute attorney in San Diego and Southern California?  The Watkins Firm has more than 40 years of proven, successful experience resolving business disputes and lawsuits for our clients while accomplishing their goals and objectives.  We take a unique approach to business disputes which is specifically designed to resolve them in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

The experienced business dispute and litigation trial attorneys at the Watkins Firm understand the importance of resolving business disputes and breach of contract cases in the shortest possible timeframe and at a reasonable cost.

Our approach to litigation is methodic, and focused on resolving disputes quickly and efficiently while accomplishing our client’s goals and objectives.  Our first strategy is to document and develop a position of strength based upon the chronology of events and associated damages as well as the unique circumstances surrounding the dispute.

With this leverage, we are able to effectively negotiate a resolution that accomplishes the goals established by our clients, while preserving the underlying relationships and future business opportunities. We are always in a position to represent our clients through mediation or arbitration if necessary.

There are matters of principle and substantial financial exposures that warrant the pursuit of a lawsuit and litigation through the Court. These decisions are made by our clients informed through our depth of experience and legal experience and skill.

Proven Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Strategies or ADR

The Right Attorney for a Shareholder Dispute - Experienced, ProvenMany of our clients are surprised to learn the Watkins Firm is able to resolve the vast majority of our business dispute cases while achieving our client’s goals through effective, leveraged negotiation.  Negotiation is the fastest and least expensive strategy for resolving a business dispute or lawsuit.

If negotiations do not completely resolve the issue(s) at hand or if a lawsuit is filed the best opportunity to settle the case is usually through Alternative Dispute Resolution strategies or ADR such as business mediation and/or arbitration. Our clients usually have a lot of questions about ADR and the Watkins Firm provides sound insight, advice and counsel based upon more than four decades of experience in resolving business to business disputes.  Our Courts are too busy (and more than a year out at this point) and require all parties to attend a “settlement conference” prior to reaching the Court.  The settlement conference is usually through mediation.

Business mediation is a confidential and private legal setting where the parties get to choose who is going to mediate the dispute between them.  A strong mediator not only has experience with the particular type of dispute at hand, but the law underneath the issue(s).  The mediator works to understand each party’s position while providing insight into the strengths and weaknesses of their case based upon the law and how these cases are most usually resolved in any legal setting.

The parties may go back and forth through the mediator and in many cases they are able to either settle the matter entirely or resolve part or most of the issues at hand to reduce the cost of litigating remaining points down the road.  The goal of business mediation is a settlement agreement.

San Diego Arbitration Attorney - Business and Healthcare ArbitrationIn cases which cannot be resolved through mediation the next step is often business arbitration.  Arbitration is also often prescribed by underlying contracts as an alternative to a time-consuming and expensive trial.  Arbitration is a lot like a trial but without all the needless posturing and motions.  There are two types of arbitration: binding and non-binding.  In a binding arbitration the ruling of the arbitrator is final and cannot be appealed except in the very rare case of fraud or collusion between the arbitrator and one of the parties.

This is almost always the whole point and goal of arbitration.  Your case is going to be resolved one way or another.

The parties each recommend a few candidates to be the arbitrator for the case and then select this important neutral third party together.  The arbitrator is often a retired attorney or Judge with extensive experience in the matter at hand as well as the law.

The arbitrator has a lot more flexibility than a trial Judge to decide what evidence may be needed and how the process will work.  Over a few days the arbitrator will marshal briefs from each side, gather testimony and evidence and conclude the business arbitration process, usually in a matter of days.  The arbitrator then considers the evidence and testimony and issues a finding or award which is most often binding.

When it’s all on the table and you only have one shot at presenting the case prior to a binding decision by the arbitrator you need the experience and proven skill and track record of success of the Watkins Firm.

We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and contact the Watkins Firm or call 858-535-1511 for a complimentary consultation today.  Ask about our experience in cases like yours and the successful outcome we can work to achieve in your matter.


Listen to two of our Recent Sound Business Insights Podcasts:

“Episode 11 – Resolving Business Disputes, Part 1″

Watkins Firm Sound Business Insights - Episode 11 - Resolving Business Disputes, Part 1

“Episode 12 – Resolving Business Disputes, Part 2″

Watkins Firm Sound Business Insights - Episode 12 - Resolving Business Disputes, Part 2


Breach of Contract and Payment Dispute Attorneys

Proven Employer Wage and Hour Defense - Attorneys for EmployersWhen your company or corporation is involved in business to business disputes such as a breach of contract matter, quality of workmanship or payment dispute there are multiple components to the equation that must be factored in, including:

  • Cost
  • Lost Opportunity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Damages
  • Contingent Liability
  • Time

Successful business owners and corporations understand the importance of maintaining focus upon the primary business objectives of the company. They also value the timely and cost-effective resolution of business disputes and breach of contract issues that arise during the course of running a business.

These are the types of characteristics our clients are seeking when they reach out to the experienced, proven and successful business litigation attorneys at the  Watkins Firm. We have served the San Diego business community for more than four decades. We have successfully resolved thousands of business disputes over the years, and are prepared to bring the benefit of that experience and track record to serve your company in any dispute that might arise.

Contact an Experienced San Diego Business Dispute Law Firm

Smiling Client - business arbitration attorney san diegoBusiness to business disputes require extensive experience and expertise in order to achieve the best possible outcome. The Watkins Firm is well positioned to advise our clients through the development of contracts in order to avoid complications and disputes. When a breach of contract or business dispute arises, we aggressively protect the financial and business interests of our clients, while respecting the impact of time, business opportunity and costs associated with each step of the process.

If you are involved in a business dispute, or are a party to a contract that has been breached we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and contact the Watkins Firm or call 858-535-1511 for a complimentary consultation today.

We will discuss the circumstances surrounding the dispute, your goals for the outcome and work with you to develop an effective strategy that will maximize the likelihood of a timely and cost-effective resolution of your case.