The Many Issues a Massachusetts Business Mediator Can Help You With
All kinds of business enterprises, whether large, mid-sized or small, can sometimes get entangled in business disputes with vendors, customers, investors, employees, or even their own shareholders or partners. Forward-looking business owners would never wish to get stuck with litigation to resolve disputes, and would rather invest their resources and time in productive business activities.
For small and mid-sized businesses in particular, a single protracted litigation could even put them out of business, or cause a loss of competitiveness and market share. They need a dispute resolution mechanism that minimizes the uncertainty, delays, costs, stress and lack of control that is typically associated with business litigation.
Business Mediation in Massachusetts
A growing number of businesses today are choosing to work with an experienced business mediator in Massachusetts in order to resolve their disputes more effectively and economically.
A seasoned business mediation attorney can skillfully craft and manage a settlement process whereby any large or small business dispute is viewed in the context of the real and practice business interests of all parties involved.
Business mediation in Massachusetts is aimed at moving the focus away from adversarial aggravation and putting solutions for mutual benefit and agreement at the center of discussions. Mediation is often the preferred route compared to courtroom litigation in business disputes involving a breach of contract between two or more parties.
A skilled business mediator in Massachusetts can not only help ensure that the dispute gets resolved swiftly and satisfactorily, but also help foster a situation where the business relationship between the parties is preserved after the dispute has ended.
Issues that Business Mediation Attorneys can Help Resolve
Virtually any type of business issue of dispute, whether small or large, can be successfully resolved with the assistance of a good business mediation lawyer. The issues of dispute may include:
- Breach of contract
- Tortious interference with a business contract
- General contractor or sub-contractor disputes
- Antitrust and anti-competition disputes
- Shareholder disputes
- Disputes between partners
- Lender liability
- Professional liability
- Claims of fraud
- Intellectual property infringement
- Unfair or deceptive trade practices
- Failed M&A disputes
- Disputes related to sale of business assets
- Insurance disputes
- Construction contract disputes
- Dispute between members of an LLC
- UCC claims
- Foreclosure and bankruptcy disputes
- Negligent misrepresentation
- Product liability disputes with customers
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Professional malpractice
- Business defamation or damage to reputation
- Trade secret and pricing disputes
- Commercial real estate and lease disputes
- Employment litigation
- Disputes over operations or control in family businesses
- Claims related to consumer protection
Business Mediation Outcomes
Business dispute mediation in Massachusetts results in a settlement in a vast majority of cases. If your business mediation turns out to be successful, the parties involved will usually leave with a signed agreement.
Alternatively, they will at least have a signed memorandum that sets out the terms of their agreement. Both parties will also have the option to make the business mediation agreement enforceable in a court of law.
Talk to a Knowledgeable Business Mediation Attorney Today
Shapiro Mediation Services maintains the highest legal standards as a matter of substantial pride. The satisfaction of exceeding our clients’ needs and expectations are of the utmost importance. Call 617.765.1040 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our mediators at our Massachusetts or South Florida office, or contact us online.