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 a Business Mediator in Arizona versus going to court

In the past decade, courts all over the country to require litigants to attempt mediation before having a trial or hearing. In Arizona, Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") is mandatory for all parties regardless of the amounts involved and arbitration is mandatory for all disputes when the amount in controversy is below $50,000.00  Unfortunately, not all those appointed to settle cases have the same experience especially regarding business related disputes.  Many have no experience at … [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...]

The Benefit of Mediating Business Disputes in Arizona

Conflicts and disputes are a routine and expected part of business.  The variables are the time, effort and manner in which the business leader devotes to resolving these issues.  Obviously, the primary goals in resolving the dispute is to put into it the least amount of time, effort and cost and preserve any beneficial relationships.  The best method for accomplishing these goals is mediation.  There are many advantages to mediation over engaging in litigation.  Set forth below are … [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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