Pre-Litigation, Litigation Avoidance, and Dispute Management:
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
At GCPC, we understand that litigation is almost always an inconvenience and disruption to our client’s business operations, and is rarely (if ever) budgeted. We appreciate that most clients prefer to avoid litigation wherever possible, even if they are likely to prevail in Court.
Our experience litigating claims of every type imaginable, and dealing with opposing parties and counsel in the resolution of difficult problems, helps us identify and develop strategies to help our clients avoid the Courtroom wherever possible.
We regularly work with clients who are facing any kind of dispute, or potential dispute, to try to avoid the escalation of that dispute. We work with our clients to identify an approach that fits their unique situation. Sometimes, we get involved in the matter early, and other times we remain in the background, providing advice and guidance to our clients as they work to resolve the dispute themselves.
Sometimes, litigation simply cannot be avoided without abandoning your hard-won rights or just position. Even if we cannot avoid litigation altogether, we can find an approach to contain and minimize the problem to the greatest extent possible.
People often wait to call the lawyers until litigation is imminent and unavoidable. They do so for various reasons, including trying to avoid the expense, or in the hope that the problem will simply go away. We find much truth in the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
We encourage our clients, or potential clients, to call us as soon as they identify a problem developing. We are often successful in helping clients find solutions and avoid unnecessary litigation entirely. And if not, we can usually still help minimize the size of the dispute, and position the client for ultimate success in the litigation.