What Is Private Arbitration, and Can Arbitration Help Me Resolve My Legal Problem?

What Is Private Arbitration, and Can Arbitration Help Me Resolve My Legal Problem?

Private arbitration is an agreed method for parties to resolve current or future legal disputes in lieu of traditional court litigation. Often, private arbitration is simpler, faster, and cheaper than going to trial in civil cases. However, this is not always true. And, sometimes, a…

What Is Mediation, and How Can Mediation Help Me?

What Is Mediation, and How Can Mediation Help Me?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process involving a neutral third-party, who attempts to resolve disputes by seeking the parties’ agreement to a negotiated solution.  Mediation is not litigation or arbitration.  In litigation and arbitration, a judge or an arbitrator resolves a dispute by making…

Private Arbitration: Can It Help Me Resolve My Legal Problem?

Private Arbitration: Can It Help Me Resolve My Legal Problem?

Private arbitration is an agreed upon method for parties to resolve current or future legal disputes in lieu of traditional court litigation.  Often times, private arbitration is simpler, faster, and cheaper than going to court to trial in civil cases.  However, this is not always…

Protecting Your Business from Consumer Protection Litigation in Oregon

Protecting Your Business from Consumer Protection Litigation in Oregon

If your business engages in the sale of “real estate, goods, or services” or collection matters in Oregon, your business is subject to statutory consumer protections contained in Oregon’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act (UTPA), ORS 646.605, et. al.  The UTPA contains broad enforcement authority and…

Property Disputes: Good Fences Make Better Neighbors

Property Disputes: Good Fences Make Better Neighbors

We know that: “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”.   That is true.  But, a truer statement is: “Good Fences Make Better Neighbors”.   Since we cannot pick our neighbors or choose how our neighbors behave or live, legal issues involving neighbors are common and often…

The Risks & Alternatives of Litigation for Businesses

The Risks & Alternatives of Litigation for Businesses

Whether a small business owner or an officer or owner of a more complex business, if your company gets sued it will face unanticipated costs to defend, future financial risk, and public exposure which can hurt your brand.  In order to mitigate your risks promptly…

What is Mediation and How Can It Help Me?

What is Mediation and How Can It Help Me?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process that includes a neutral third-party, who attempts to resolve disputes  by seeking the parties’ agreement to a negotiated solution. Mediation is not litigation or arbitration.  In litigation and arbitration, a judge or an arbitrator resolves a dispute…