If you work in the construction industry long enough, you will likely experience your share of conflicts. Traditionally, people think of going to court when a dispute arises, but most disputes can be settled with minimal conflict and without litigation. Early evaluation of disputes is encouraged to determine the most economical and effective way to resolve each case.
Portland Construction Mediation Lawyers Provide Equitable Conflict Resolution
If you are concerned with maintaining your business relationships and keeping your projects running smoothly, consult with a Portland construction mediation lawyer from Cotney Construction Law. We are committed to providing contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, architects, and all other construction professionals with informed counsel to help you prevent and resolve a range of construction-related conflicts. Our firm is intimately familiar with established programs for arbitration and mediation, such as Oregon’s state bar, local courts, and the Arbitration Service of Portland, Inc. (ASP).
The Benefits of Mediation
Alternative disputes resolutions (ADR) methods such as mediation and arbitration are great alternatives to an adversarial litigation process. If direct negotiations between you and the other parties are not resolved, a Portland construction mediation attorney can assist as a neutral third party (mediator) to aid in settling the dispute.
Mediation is an informal and private procedure where the mediator helps parties constructively discuss their issues, interests, and goals in order to settle the dispute in a manner that benefits all involved. Mediators do not take sides or make a decision for you but can provide objective guidance to help you come to a quick solution to your problem. Mediation puts power back into your hands to settle your dispute and allows you to preserve your business relationships.They are a faster and more economical means for settling disputes.
Why Choose Cotney Construction Law
At Cotney Construction Law, we employ Portland construction mediation lawyers with excellent educational credentials and real-world construction experience. In other words, our textbook knowledge coupled with our deep connections to the construction industry allows us to understand both the legal and practical aspects involved in running a construction business. We understand the risks as well as the safety and financial challenges you face and want to advocate on your behalf so you can operate your business with peace of mind. Reach out to us if you have any questions or require immediate mediation services.
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.