Phoenix Business Mediation & Arbitration Lawyers
Litigation can be a costly endeavor, and smart parties and counsel seek out early, alternative dispute resolution wherever it is possible. Often times, proactive parties look to early mediation of their dispute before litigation is even commenced.
Mediation is a voluntary process that provides the parties a formal settlement process, allowing them to reach an early, and often far less costly, negotiated resolution of their matter. A successful mediation is dependent not only on having willing, well-prepared participants, but also having a mediator that is capable of understanding the significance of all defining factual details and being able to grasp and apply legal concepts that may be complex or novel. The attorneys at Baskin Richards have significant and broad experience in commercial litigation, securities disputes, constitutional questions and civil rights matters, and intellectual property and non-compete disputes that gives us those skills. As practicing attorneys, we stay current on the law. And, our practice does not favor any one side in particular areas of the law. We represent large and small business clients, individual consumers, and even government agencies and officials, and our practice has a healthy mix of defense and plaintiff work. Unlike attorneys whose practice is less balanced, we are able to understand, and appreciate, both sides of a dispute.
As mediators, our attorneys are also able to apply successful negotiation strategies designed to identify common ground quickly, to creatively develop workable settlement alternatives, and to foster the type of mutual trust and respect needed to make mediation work.
Arbitration supplies the parties with an expedited and less formal dispute resolution process in which an experienced arbitrator decides the outcome of the dispute, rather than a judge or jury. In the hands of the type of experienced arbitrators our firm offers, discovery, evidentiary issues and the presentation of the case are streamlined, reducing costs and uncertainty. The broad substantive experience of Baskin Richards’ attorneys allows us to provide critical review of each case, and to approximate well the outcome the parties would obtain if they incurred the substantial extra expense and risk of trial in court.
Whether you are looking for a neutral mediator to help broker a compromise or an arbitrator to hear and decide your dispute, contact us now.