AZ Business Mediation – Words That Can Save You Thousands

Litigation costs companies thousands to millions of dollars a year.  Businesses that are sued or initiate litigation end up spending excessive funds on attorneys, experts, employee time away from work, and monetary judgments (if the company loses).  Businesses also risk damaging their reputations with a public law suit. One excellent way to avoid the risk and cost of litigation is to include a mediation provision in contracts with employees and other businesses.  A mediation clause sets forth … [Read more...]

Using Mediation to Prevent Conflicts in Arizona When Forming Agreements

Many agreements between friends, partners and family are sealed with only a handshake.  For example, people enter agreements to buy property, start a business, share a timeshare or boat or even to share living expenses.  No matter how informal, these agreements constitute the formation of a business relationship with potentially serious legal consequences. The failure to discuss details of a business relationship and commit the agreement to writing is a recipe for disaster.  At some point, … [Read more...]

What Happens when the other Party is not Complying with Arizona Court Orders

You have Arizona Court orders, but the other party is ignoring them.  What can you do?   In many cases, where a party has the ability to comply with the order and knows about the order, you can file a contempt action.  You may even be able to ask the Court to incarcerate the offending party until he/she complies (depending on the nature of the violation).  However, a better solution may be to mediate the dispute.  In an Arizona mediation, the parties sit down with a neutral third party who helps … [Read more...]

How Can My Arizona Business Avoid Lawsuits

In this economy, few Arizona businesses can afford the high cost of litigation.  It is generally quite expensive to hire attorney in Phoenix.  Further, a lost lawsuit can result in a big judgment against a business.  The person or entity that sued your company can take steps to collect that judgment.  Litigation also taxes your business’s time and resources.  For example, you will need employees to pull and copy document demanded by the other party.  Employees may also have to sit for … [Read more...]

Why To Use A Mediator When Resolving Business Disputes in Arizona

Today’s business world moves very quickly and success depends upon establishing and maintaining successful working relationships.  The difference between success and failure can often be simply communicating and resolving disputes amicably before the relationships are forever damaged.  Mediation can successfully and inexpensively resolve disputes and open lines of communication that foster better business relationships. Some of the benefits of Mediation in Arizona over litigation include: … [Read more...]

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