Finding Resolution In Business And Real Estate Disputes
Individuals and businesses embroiled in legal disputes have a variety of options. They are not limited to traditional negotiation or trial. When appropriate, they may pursue forms of alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.
In fact, these options are often required by contract. At the law office of Scott D. Hall, Attorney at Law, I help clients in Sevierville, in Sevier County and throughout Tennessee navigate these matters to resolve disputes.
Reaching An Agreement In Less Time And At A Lower Cost
I have spent more than 25 years handling a wide variety of legal matters, and I have arbitrated and mediated many cases. These methods can be used to resolve commercial disputes, real estate disputes, construction disputes and even family law disputes. In fact, mediation has become a popular way or obligatory method of resolving cases and claims.
Arbitration Versus Mediation
Arbitration is a dispute resolution method required in many business, real estate, loan, franchising and lease contracts. It is similar to trial, though less formal. An appointed arbitrator acts as a judge when a dispute arises. After considering evidence and listening to arguments, the arbitrator reaches a decision to which the involved parties must adhere.
Arbitration can be conducted privately and confidentially, even while its outcomes are court-enforced. During my career as a lawyer, I have converted many arbitration awards to judgment.
Mediation, meanwhile, differs from trial greatly. In such matters, a mediator facilitates discussions between the opposing parties, helping them reach agreements that often prove to be mutually beneficial. Many parties cite this process as less stressful and more conducive to long-term collaboration. I have mediated on behalf of my clients on several matters and successfully guided clients to positive resolutions.
Learn More About Alternative Dispute Resolution
I am an advocate, committed to protecting the rights, interests and goals of my clients. I am located in downtown Sevierville a short walk from the courthouse on Forks of the River Parkway, and my office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact my law office today for a consultation. You can call me at 865-428-9900, or schedule an appointment online.