Resolving business litigation is about the damages and how to limit them while working toward a productive settlement. The Watkins Firm takes a unique approach to business litigation focused upon accomplishing our client’s goals quickly and in a cost-efficient manner. The key to all business disputes and business litigation lies in the damages. Watkins Firm attorneys work to efficiently and accurately assess the financial damages associated with the dispute. In business disputes it is not a legal option to force an outcome. The court will be interested in the amount of money needed for the plaintiff to achieve the “benefit of the bargain” at the heart of the dispute.
Damages provide the leverage necessary to focus the parties and to facilitate productive negotiations. We work to develop a “work around” to allow the transaction or relationship to conclude successfully. When this isn’t possible the goal is usually to reach a settlement which resolves the dispute. The plaintiff in these cases is required by law to mitigate the damages associated with the breach of contract or business dispute. This requires timely, prudent action to essentially identify alternative vendors or solutions and to take measures to limit the extent of the damages. Failure to mitigate the damages is a strong defense in breach of contract and business litigation cases.
When negotiation is not sufficient to fully resolve the matter, mediation is an alternative to consider. Mediation is a confidential and non-binding environment which allows a neutral third party (the mediator) to guide the parties through a process designed to identify potential options and ultimately resolve part or all of the dispute at hand. The Watkins Firm represents our clients in mediation to ensure their goals and objectives are accomplished and to positively influence the process with these ends in mind.
Resolving business litigation is about the damages and helping the parties to reach an agreement or settlement which allows each to move forward. We invite you to contact us or call 858-535-1511 for a free consultation.