Negotiation is a skill so quintessential to resolving legal disputes in today’s age of Alternative Dispute Resolution that it is a practice area in it’s own right. Between arbitration, mediation, and settlements few business disputes are actually decided by a trial. They will only become more commonplace as contracts increasingly utilize these alternatives as a means to reduce the cost and speed the resolution of business disputes. Furthermore, as businesses continue to specialize and outsource services to one another in increasingly complicated relationships, their contracts mirror the complexity. These increasingly complicated documents often have numerous working parts and may contain significant legal implications beyond the business transaction they govern. To properly negotiate these documents or disputes you will require more than the skill of negotiation. You require a law firm that focuses on melding negotiation with the law.
Negotiations have shown themselves time and time again as a very effective tool to avoid costly legal disputes. Whether prior to the deal or after the deal has broken down, negotiations and alternative dispute resolution are almost always worth the effort. However, through the negotiations you want to ensure you have a negotiator that understands the legal ramifications of the agreement they are making. Without that sort of representation, you can easily find yourself in a situation where you are giving up your rights unnecessarily and it can cost you and your business. At Edward Allen, we focus on the legal concerns of your negotiations so that you can focus on the business. We are available to represent you both at the table or behind the curtain, where we can advise you of the legal implications of the negotiations and ensure that your rights are protected.
If you are in a situation where you and another party – or parties – need to reach an agreement, we can help. Contact us today to discover what it is like to have skilled, experienced, reasonable negotiators on your side.