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Business and Property Disputes

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Business Owners: We give counsel about how to preserve value when a dispute has begun. We commonly go to mediation when legal positions have been fully developed, and settlements are usually reached after lawsuits have been filed.

Property Owners: Zoning, boundary and other real estate disputes can easily spin out of control and cost more than the amounts at issue. Arbitration is one means of deciding who is correct. Trials and appeals are more frequent in our experience, however.

Landlords and Tenants: Disputes of this nature are seldom resolved before trial, and we have handled cases involving claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress and sexual harassment as well as the more common contractual issues.

Pension Plans: Some of our largest cases have involved litigation over the interpretation of defined benefit pension plans.

Government Agencies: The power of government is limited by law, and government officials sometimes need to be reminded of their boundaries. We have litigated tax issues with local, state, and federal governments.

Contract Problems: A contract is supposed to prevent disputes, but it may not. Business knowledge and legal analysis can have as much importance as trial technique when litigation erupts.

Inheritance: The death of a family member may release previously suppressed controversy. If clients want to try to preserve relationships, we often suggest mediation before litigation escalates.

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