- L4SB is Committed to Fair, Fast, and Effective Dispute Resolution
- Predictable Fees and Cost-Conscious Efforts
- Exclusively Focused on the Needs of Businesses
- L4SB Boasts Significant Experience at Resolving Disputes for Small Business Owners
- L4SB offers flat-rate fees for writing a demand letter/cease and desist letter, as well as an initial complaint
Common Questions About L4SB Dispute Resolution:
No. L4SB does not perform contingency-based work. There are many great law firms and attorneys who do, but you will need to ask around for a referral. Most contingency-based attorneys only consider large amounts in controversy (i.e. cases over $100,000). If you would like a referral to such an attorney, please feel free to contact us.
No. You can try a demand letter (or cease and desist letter) from an attorney or law firm. You can also look at the contract, if one exists, to see if there are other dispute resolution options available to the parties, such as mediation or arbitration. Also, depending on the nature of the dispute, there may be other dispute resolution options available for you. For example, in certain forms of labor disputes, the EEOC provides for mediation.
It is not recommended for one to represent him/herself in a lawsuit, and in many instances, a business entity must be represented by an attorney in a court of law. The reason you should not represent yourself in a lawsuit, is that a non-attorney is simply not familiar with the arcane legal and procedural requirements of local, state and federal court. If the other party is represented by counsel, and you are representing yourself, you will be slaughtered (even if the facts support your case). This is because the attorney will be familiar with civil procedure, and will know how to challenge your evidence and your case. Worse, a good attorney will know how to file a counter-claim against you, that will often significantly increase the stakes against you.
Only after (1) you have attempted to resolve the dispute yourself, (2) you have exhausted all options available to you (short of violence, harmful, tortuous or illegal acts), and (3) you no longer care about preserving the relationship with the other party. The third item is important: No one likes receiving a legal demand (or cease and desist) letter from an attorney or law firm, and you will forever and irrevocably ruin the relationship. Small business owners should think twice before getting a lawyer involved with its important customers, vendors or partners.
Note, however, that seeking legal advice on the proper interpretation of a contract or otherwise discussing your legal options is a great option for the wise business owner.
The Law 4 Small Business Difference
We take client satisfaction seriously. We are not in the business of up-selling or pushing services that won’t help you. We work as your partner to get the job you expect done.
L4SB is your long-term partner to help you and your business with the inevitable ups-and-downs, and everything in between.
We’re business lawyers, and we understand many small- and medium-sized businesses struggle just to meet payroll, let alone pay for legal services. That’s why we offer a range of flat-rate services, and reasonable hourly rates for everything else.
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With over 200 years of combined business law experience, you can count on getting sound advice and solid representation.