Litigation, Lawsuits, Arbitration & Mediation
The Seitz Law Firm provides litigation solutions for disputes between partners and shareholders, employers and employees, vendors and their clients, commercial landlords and their tenants, and contractors and their clients.
Sometimes litigation is a necessary tool to resolve a business dispute with a customer, supplier, vendor, partner, landlord, tenant, or employee. Court action should be considered only after you have tried negotiation and compromise and only after you have made the calculation that the likely benefits of ligation exceed its burdens. Not every dispute has an effective means of resolution, and there are times when walking away from the dispute is the best, most cost effective route to take as a business owner. There are other times when litigation is an appropriate choice and in many cases unavoidable due to the actions of the other party. That being said, litigation is expensive, time-consuming, distracting and the outcome is uncertain.
Some cases, especially involving amounts in dispute of less than $20,000, will be greatly influenced by whether there is a contract or “standard terms and conditions” document which limits damages, determines the location where the dispute will be resolved or provides for legal fees in the event of a dispute. One of the first things the Seitz Law Firm educates entrepreneurs on is the necessity of having contracts and agreements and the possible consequences of a failure to do so. In many situations where there is no written agreement, the solution is more painful than the problem.