Know When to Hold ‘em,
Know When to Fold ‘em

Whether your company must engage in mediation, arbitration, or litigation, you will quickly discover that dispute resolution is often expensive, disruptive, and time-consuming. Unfortunately, it is almost inevitable that, at some point, your company will receive a demand letter or find itself in a position where it is making demands on another party.

When this happens, it is easy for emotions to drive your actions. 

When you believe you are correct and that the other party is wrong, the drive to win, to prove that you are right, and to get that validation from a judge or jury, is very strong. But here is a secret: the only people who “win” at trial or arbitration are usually the litigating lawyers.

Conversely, when you think the blame rightfully falls on your company, or if the matter has potential reputational risk, the urge to settle and simply “make it go away” can be overwhelming. Responding emotionally to disputes is rarely good for business, which is why you need experienced and pragmatic attorneys to help you assess risk and provide a measured response.

At RR&A, we are not litigators. Although many of us have a litigation background, our role is to help our clients manage disputes with an eye on your bottom line and preserve your business. When an incident occurs, a dispute arises, or someone is threatening or sending legal demands, you should contact RR&A to discuss your options. 

Analyzing the situation from the outside, through the lens of our legal experience, provides significant insights into the best and most commercially appropriate plan of action.  

If litigation is the only path forward, we can refer you to trusted and tested litigators with a history of success in similar matters. We work with several excellent litigation firms when the need arises. RR&A can recommend and set your company on another path to resolution through dismissal, settlement, or a redirection of the claim – your company has already won by avoiding the risk and uncertainty of trial!

At RR&A, we are ready to advise and assist in all your dispute resolution matters, so please don’t hesitate to contact us now.

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