AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Business Transactions
- Domestic & Family Relations
- Employment & EEO
- Hotels and Resorts
- International Business
- Investments, Securities & FINRA
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Oil and Gas
- Petroleum Marketing Act
Business & Investment Disputes
Mediation can be an effective way to settle a variety of business and investment disputes. It is a voluntary process that enables disputing parties to come together and discuss the issue in a controlled environment. A third-party neutral facilitates the discussions and spends time speaking to each side individually and as a group. The goal is to find a solution that works for both sides, and ideally allows a relationship to continue once the Utah business dispute is settled.
Divorce and Family Disputes
Mediation is an ideal tool for settling divorce and family disputes because the process allows emotional aspects of a dispute to be addressed. When disputes are settled in court, it turns family members into enemies. There are cases in which divorce or custody matters begin amicably, but spiral out of control during the discovery process and time in court. In Utah divorce and family mediation, everyone works together to ensure the best outcome for all involved.
Contract disputes are common in the business world. Unfortunately, they destroy many mutually beneficial relationships. Parties are unable to come to terms concerning an issue without taking the matter into a Utah court and what was once a profitable and productive relationship is broken and no longer a benefit to anyone involved.
Estate & Probate Disputes
Estate and probate issues are especially difficult because they arise during a time that is already fraught with emotion. In addition to mourning the loss of a loved one, disputing parties must also endure the emotionally trying process of settling questions about the departed’s estate.
Disputes between franchisees and franchisors are common in the world of franchising. In most such disputes, it is very important to maintain or restore mutually beneficial relationships. Parties who are unable to resolve differences between themselves could end up in court and what was once a profitable and productive relationship is broken and no longer a benefit to anyone involved.