We can assist you to resolve your business or real estate related dispute through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Some examples of matters we handle include:
Most of our clients are individuals and small business people and their litigation disputes involve amounts that run into the tens of thousands of dollars or even up to a few hundred thousand dollars – amounts that are high enough to be worth fighting for but low enough that legal expenses are an issue.
Litigation, when drawn out, is incredibly expensive for all parties involved in the dispute. For disputed amounts that don’t run into the millions, a practical approach is usually the most effective. Our aim is to maximize the amount of money in your pocket at the end of the day and to minimize the amount of time spent getting to that point so you can move on with your life and focus on your core business. Our focus is on “the big picture”. This is not to say we don’t sweat the details because details can make or break a case. It’s about knowing all the details but focusing on the important issues.
The following is an outline of the major steps in a litigation matter:
The litigation process is expensive and lengthy. The further the case goes, the more expensive and time consuming it becomes (cases going all the way to trial can take years, and tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees or more). It is perhaps not surprising then that most cases end up settling before trial. The earlier the settlement, the better off the parties usually are.
Our legal fees for handling litigation matters are based on an hourly rate. Precise costs estimates are not possible since there is no telling how far your case will go. However we can provide you at the outset with a litigation plan outlining estimated costs for each step in the litigation process to give you an idea of the anticipated legal expenses.