Collaborative Solutions For Business Disputes

Collaborative Law is an effective alternative to commercial litigation. At Markus and Sheridan, LLP, we specialize in representing owners of closely-held businesses in the collaborative process.

Unlike litigation, collaborative law offers business owners the ability to:

  • Protect their reputation
  • Preserve relationships with customers and clients
  • Avoid costly litigation
  • Create reasoned business solutions
  • Achieve a win-win outcome

How Collaborative Law Works In Business Settings

At Markus & Sheridan, LLP, our attorneys view collaborative law as an opportunity for clients to stay in control of their legal disputes through a series of face-to-face meetings to address your interests and negotiate terms through constructive communications. In the collaborative process each party retains his or her own collaborative lawyer to represent them and facilitate an agreement. Both parties agree to reach a settlement and if someone withdraws from the collaborative process, all parties must find new legal representation.

Using Third-Party Neutrals

Often other professionals join in the process. For example, an economist or forensic accountant can provide a neutral analysis of a business's goodwill or value, and provide advice to reach common sense solutions without the cost of dueling professionals; business consultants can help each party communicate about opportunity costs and benefits and keep negotiations focused on reason rather than emotion.

Collaborative cases are most successful when the team, including both attorneys and the third party neutrals, is knowledgeable and dedicated to the process. For effective representation in collaborative law, contact our law office at 914-241-6300 or email us. We serve clients throughout White Plains, Westchester County and the New York City metro area.