The attorneys at Graff Dispute Resolution are skilled arbitrators and mediators who can help you obtain the best possible settlements while preserving your working relationship with the opposing party. Arbitration and/or mediation often provides more expedient, cost-effective results than going to trial.
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Our attorneys have the negotiation experience to provide the even-handed guidance that leads both sides to a lasting agreement.
Often disputes arise over the meaning of a specific clause, phrase or word within a signed contract for an ongoing project. Performance on the entire site stops while parties parse phrases and haggle over the impact of choosing one side’s interpretation over the other’s. All the while, the contract loses value, and the entire deal is placed in jeopardy. A skilled mediator can guide both parties to a resolution that clarifies the contested language and preserves the contract by incorporating any changes the new understanding requires.
While a mediator actively participates in discussions and attempts to influence the parties, an arbitrator is a neutral observer who listens and then renders a decision. In the case of non-binding arbitration, parties are free to reject the arbitrator’s decision and escalate the dispute to trial. In binding arbitration, both sides agree going in that they will accept whatever the arbitrator decides. An arbitrator must not only be someone of unimpeachable character, but must have the business acumen to understand all the ramifications of his decision. Our attorneys’ unquestioned integrity and depth of business knowledge make us the perfect choice to arbitrate your case.
Because arbitration and mediation allow for a complete airing of grievances leading to quick, cost-effective resolutions, the process often preserves working relationships that would have been irreparably harmed through expensive, time-consuming and adversarial litigation.
To guide negotiations toward win-win solutions and preserve business relationships for the future, contact Graff Dispute Resolution online or call us at 917-902-7979. Spare yourself the expense and uncertainty associated with litigation and get your business moving again.