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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution
(ADR) involves the resolution of a matter by a method other than traditional litigation. There are three main types of ADR: negotiation, mediation (including conciliation), and arbitration.

ADR is often preferred over traditional litigation because it involves a less formal atmosphere than the court room and is less expensive and time consuming than litigation. Moreover, matters can be resolved in private and kept confidential, and the parties can often select the decision maker, who will often have commercial and/or industrial experience.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can come in many forms, including arbitration and mediation. Many individuals and businesses may even find that the courtroom is foreclosed by their contract and their litigation options are limited to arbitration. Matters for alternative dispute resolution can be wide and varied, and may include:

  • Commercial/business transactions
  • Breach of contract
  • Purchase agreement disputes
  • Construction disputes (including construction defect litigation)
  • Real estate, construction, and leasing contract disputes
  • Personal injury claims (including elder abuse)

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