ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
One of the most satisfying aspects of RLG’s business is to help clients avoid disputes entirely or to help clients reduce the scope of their dispute.
The construction industry was one of the first to successfully adopt methods of resolving disputes other than litigation. Mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) methods can be helpful to neutralize emotions and resolve disputes in a cost-effective manner. However, ADR is not the right solution for every dispute. RLG often helps its clients during project planning and contract drafting stage to determine what method of ADR, if any, seems best-suited for the project. If, however, a disputes arises, RLG can also serve as an ADR advocate or neutral.
Going to trial is unavoidable in some cases. For clients who are not experienced in litigation, being involved in a lawsuit can be challenging, exhaustive and costly. Sometimes finding a reasonable resolution for all the parties involved in advance of trial can be very complicated. RLG regularly participates in ADR procedures as is customary in the construction industry. In fact, RLG’s founding member also serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.
If you would like to learn more about our alternative dispute resolution services, please contact us.