At Mitchell Shapiro Greenamyre & Funt LLP, we encourage alternative dispute resolution (ADR). In most cases, it is more efficient, effective and affordable for resolving business disputes outside of court proceedings. ADR allows disputing parties to reach amicable but favorable resolutions, avoiding much of the expense and time investment associated with legal resolution.
Our attorneys help clients find resolution through these means on a regular basis, and our clients often find that the non-judicial process is more efficient and effective at bringing parties together and working out a compromise that meets the needs of all parties.
Experienced Representation In Both Traditional And Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes
We help our clients get back to business, saving time and money while providing them with control over the outcome of their dispute in processes such as:
- Mediation: In mediation, a neutral third party serves as a mediator and attempts to help the parties reach a resolution on their own. The mediator does not make a ruling, and the outcome of mediation is left to the parties. In these situations, we work with opposing counsel to try and find an amicable solution to a dispute, while still protecting our clients’ interests.
- Arbitration: Arbitration involves an impartial third party (the arbitrator) who hears each side’s argument and then issues a ruling. This ruling may or may not be binding, depending on the terms of the arbitration. Arbitration is becoming increasingly prevalent in the commercial context, and many contracts require the use of arbitration before a case may be heard in court. We advocate on our clients behalf before the arbitrator, and continue to represent them at trial if needed.Our attorneys have built a reputation for excellence among the Georgia business community since 1997. We are experienced litigators in complex commercial litigation matters; if a favorable outcome cannot be reached through ADR, we are prepared to advocate on your behalf in court.