The first step to protecting your company in a contract dispute is to contact the experienced business contract and litigation attorneys at the Watkins Firm for a free consultation at 858-535-1511. Our clients seek to resolve business disputes and litigation quickly and cost-effectively, while preserving and protecting their goals and objectives in the situation. Our experienced dispute resolution attorneys work to quickly assess the financial damages associated with the breach of the contract and use this as leverage to open constructive negotiations. The majority of business disputes and lawsuits are resolved through effective negotiation.
Our unique approach to disputes and litigation is based upon reaching a resolution as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible. Negotiation is the first step. When principled disagreement remains we represent our clients in mediation. Mediation provides a the ability to influence the outcome while resolving areas of dispute much more quickly and cost-effectively than litigation. Many contracts call for arbitration to resolve underlying disputes. Arbitration is quite legally structured. While arbitration is not based upon the stringent rules of law and evidence, it bears many of the same principles. A neutral arbiter hears each position, reviews briefs provided by the Watkins Firm and opposing counsel and the testimony of appropriate witnesses. The arbiter then uses their own experience in like situations and knowledge of California law to resolve the dispute and issue a decision. This outcome is usually not able to be challenged unless fraud can be proved.
This is why it is so important take the first step to protecting your company in a contract dispute and work with experienced and seasoned business litigation attorneys from the outset of a dispute. We prepare each case as if it is going to trial, while working at every point along the way to resolve the contract dispute through negotiation or any other means that successfully accomplishes our client’s goals and objectives.