Arbitration and Mediation

South Florida Alternative Dispute Resolution

Sometimes in the course of your business negotiations you reach an impasse. When you find yourself hitting a wall that’s beyond your ability to break through, third-party mediation or arbitration can help introduce a fresh perspective and find some common middle ground.

The clear first choice for most commercial disputes is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method such as mediation or arbitration. The business advantages of ADR over litigation are substantial, including a significantly lower investment in time and money, greater flexibility, ability to retain more control over the process, and a greater likelihood of salvaging a business relationship. Creative use of arbitration or mediation to resolve even a portion of your dispute before going to trial on any unresolved issues can result in significant savings for you.

Litigation expenses may dwarf those of arbitration by as much as three to one, much of which stems from the fact that cases are usually resolved more efficiently in arbitration, particularly in circumstances where the parties have a good faith belief in their conduct and a shared approach of reasonableness and practical business sense to the dispute. Next to cost savings, the most important business advantage of arbitration and mediation is the greater likelihood of an amicable resolution of a dispute. Arbitration is much less confrontational than litigation, and because both parties have the opportunity to shape a mutually-agreeable outcome, it’s more conducive to preserving an ongoing relationship. Saving time, money, and relationships makes great business sense!

During arbitration, The Campbell Law Group represents our client before an arbitrator or arbitration panel. Our firm can help you navigate arbitration by keeping you informed regarding process details, assisting in selection of an appropriately knowledgeable arbitrator, preparing parties and witnesses, and overcoming barriers to settlement. The outcome of arbitration is legally binding, as opposed to that of a mediation.

Mediation has also proven to be equally successful and cost efficient when armed with sufficient information regarding the potential windfalls and pitfalls of your case and that of your opponent.

The Campbell Law Group will leverage our advocacy skills to best substantiate your legal claims and defenses and represent your interests throughout every step of the arbitration process.

In mediation, The Campbell Law Group can represent and guide you in any dispute and help you achieve a mutually agreeable solution. Mediation typically (but not always) results in settlement via a signed memorandum outlining the mutually agreed-upon terms. It is at the parties’ discretion whether or not to make the memorandum enforceable in court.

The Campbell Law Group can help you determine which course of action makes the most sense for you.

Please keep in mind, in certain cases litigation is unavoidable. Deals fall apart, partnerships go sour, agreements are broken—any number of circumstances can put your business in jeopardy.

When you are forced to pursue this route, The Campbell Law Group provides extensive litigation services and support. We will work with you to develop a strategic approach rooted in your business and corporate needs. Click here to learn more about the litigation services we offer.

The Campbell Law Group works to resolve any and all legal problems that interfere with your business. When a relationship sours or terms of an agreement are violated, you need to achieve a resolution as quickly and cost-effectively as possible to minimize the potential negative impact on your business. Contact The Campbell Law Group today to explore your Alternative Dispute Resolution options.

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