If you believe you might be headed toward a serious disagreement with your business partners, you should consider three things: attorneys, their skills, and commercial disputes. Having an experienced Arizona commercial attorney in the event of a conflict or dispute can be critical for the resolution. But it is imperative that you identify someone with the right skillsets. Having the background as a business attorney can be indicative of an individual’s ability to succeed, helping you with your case. Not all business conflicts will ultimately go to litigation. In fact, many of these cases can be resolved in settlement or in mediation. This helps to save you time and money.

When Settlement Does Not Work

Although there are plenty of commercial disputes where the issues end with a negotiated settlement, there are other cases with escalated issues that may need to be elevated to litigation status. This is why you need an individual who has the negotiation skills necessary to succeed in settlement or mediation with the skills to take the case even further if necessary. Knowing that you have an attorney who is eligible to help you no matter what course the case takes can be extremely comforting.

Why Both Skillsets Are Valuable

There are many different factors that can influence when or how you resolve your commercial dispute, but having an attorney who understands these processes and who stays committed to helping you resolve the case in the most effective manner can be extremely beneficial for you. In the event you’re your case can be resolved outside of court, this will help to save you time, money and aggravation. Unfortunately, you might not realize the complexity of the issue until your attorney steps in. You might have expected that the other party would be reasonable and want to resolve it, but these issues can be very complicated. You might discover that the other party intends to fight it.

Even if the issue could possibly be resolved outside of court, you also want to know that you have an assertive attorney who is willing to step up to the plate and take the case to the level of litigation if need be. There is nothing more frustrating than realizing that you have only hired an attorney with one of these skillsets when it is too late to work with somebody else.

You need someone you can count on for the short term and the long term. Identify an attorney who has both skillsets and understands the various factors involved in your commercial dispute. Finding the right person for you can have a significant impact on your case.

This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding Attorneys, Their Skills, and Commercial Disputes, or any other litigation matters,  please feel free to contact Roger C. Decker at  480.461.5343, log on to udallshumway.com,  or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.