Unfortunately, disputes are fact of doing business. If they cannot be resolved amicably, litigation is sometimes necessary to protect your rights.
At the Law Offices of James W. Talbot, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington, we have a long and strong track record of resolving business disputes, oftentimes without the need for expensive and distracting litigation.
Business litigation can involve disputes among business partners, shareholders, employees, competitors, vendors, customers or other third parties. It can sidetrack a business, create an unfavorable work environment and, in worst-case scenarios, lead to a company's downfall.
We work with clients throughout western Washington and the Puget Sound area. We can answer your questions and recommend the best course of action during a free, no-obligation phone consultation.
Attorney Talbot believes it is usually in the client's best interest to resolve business disputes without going to court. A trial is generally not a productive use of business leaders' time or finances.
We advise our clients to consider using mediation or arbitration as the first step in resolving disputes. By working collaboratively with the other party, we are able to help our clients retain more control during the dispute resolution process, which often produces a result that is agreeable to everyone. These methods have the added advantage of requiring less of our clients' time and money. For business owners concerned about the bottom line, this can provide great peace of mind.
However, there are times when a resolution cannot be reached through negotiation. Mr. Talbot is a trial-tested lawyer who is always prepared to litigate if it is in a client's best interest. We understand that litigation is frequently a stressful and unpredictable process, and we guide our clients every step of the way.
By identifying potential business disputes early and staying out in front of them, you are more likely to resolve them quickly and minimize the impact they have on your business. Contact us if a business dispute has erupted into litigation or even if a dispute has the potential to lead to litigation.