Arbitration Appeals Attorneys in Atlanta
Nationwide Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
Litigation and court proceedings cost a lot of time and money and can be incredibly risky. This is why in all but perhaps the most contentious disputes do business owners find methods of alternative dispute resolution more favorable to the judicial alternative.
At HDR Law, we can represent your interests in arbitration and mediation proceedings to find a resolution to business disputes involving business partners, contracts, corporate transactions, shareholders, and more. Our arbitration and mediation attorneys in Atlanta are skilled in alternative dispute resolution methods and can help you build a personalized legal strategy to reach a favorable resolution.
Learn more about what HDR Law can do for you. Contact us to schedule a case evaluation with one of our experienced arbitration and mediation attorneys. Call us at (404) 341-4434 or fill out an online contact form.
What Is the Difference Between Arbitration & Mediation?
The main thing mediation and arbitration have in common is that they are both ways to settle a dispute outside of court. The main difference between them, however, is whether or not the settlement reached is binding.
Mediation involves a mediator who does not judge a case so much as they facilitate a discussion between both parties with the goal of guiding them toward dispute resolution. This resolution, however, is unbinding – which means it may be challenged at a later time by either party.
Arbitration is a binding form of dispute resolution where multiple arbiters (people acting as judges) preside over a case outside of court. The resolution reached in arbitration is binding, which means it cannot be challenged with further litigation or appeal.
Is Alternative Dispute Resolution Right for You?
Under most circumstances, finding a resolution to a business disagreement without getting the courts involved is the most favorable situation. This is because running a case in court can be more costly in time and money. Even if you are suing for damages, what you recover from the defendant may not be worth what it cost to get the verdict. Likewise, you run the risk of a decision not going your way and gaining nothing from the dispute or owing a significant amount of money to your opposition.
It is best to explore your options in mediation and arbitration to settle a dispute on terms agreeable to both parties. You may not get everything you want, but you can also significantly mitigate the impact of a risky trial being decided against your interests.
Most businesses opt for alternative dispute resolutions because the problems at hand are not significant enough to warrant a full-on legal battle. They may be minor disagreements that neither party wants to escalate, so sitting down together to work out a solution amicably may be the necessary course of action.
Contact Us for Legal Assistance
If you’re exploring your options in alternative dispute resolution, contact our arbitration and mediation attorneys in Atlanta for help. At HDR Law, our business lawyers have many years of experience when it comes to assisting clients in finding agreeable resolutions to disputes settled outside of court.