Orlando Arbitration Attorney
Resolving Business Disputes without Courtroom Interference
Parikh Law, P.A. and Attorney Rahul Parikh can use arbitration to resolve a number of case types and disputes, such as construction disputes, commercial litigation, and contract disputes. Attorney Parikh approaches arbitration in the same manner that he does trial: with relentless preparation, meticulous organization, and a keen attention to detail.
Whether our client is a large corporation or a small-to-medium business, the stakes at arbitration are always high, and we recognize that. Attorney Parikh encourages client involvement regarding the decisions made at arbitration while also providing sound and confident legal counsel, backed up with a trial attorney’s skill.
What is Arbitration?
Arbitration is an alternative to a trial in State or Federal Court. Often, it is agreed to by the parties in a written agreement or contract as the means to resolve any disputes related to the contract. Although arbitration is usually cheaper and more private than a trial in court, it is just as adversarial and conducted in much of the same manner as a trial would be. Both sides present their case and challenge the other’s arguments.
Arbitration is governed by an arbitrator from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) instead of a judge who presides over a courtroom. This arbitrator is not a judge, though, but rather is usually an experienced attorney in the area of law that pertains to the dispute. The arbitrator’s ruling is binding to both parties. Although an arbitrator’s ruling can be overturned, this occurs only in very rare circumstances.
What is the American Arbitration Association?
The American Arbitration Association is a nonprofit group first founded nearly a century ago. Its purpose is to enable and encourage alternative dispute resolutions that avoid the courtroom, where “dirty laundry” is aired and legal costs tend to be much higher. To be a member of the AAA, an arbitrator must follow strict rules and regulations that ensure they handle all cases unbiasedly and ethically.
What are Cases Can Go to Arbitration?
Almost all valid civil legal disputes may be arbitrated, but some of the most common types of cases include:
- Breach of contract
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Failure to supervise
- Fraud or misrepresentation
- Omission of facts
- Unauthorized trading
Parikh Law, P.A. handles all cases suitable for arbitration. If you have a business dispute that needs a careful resolution, contact us at (321) 394-9443 to learn if your case is eligible for arbitration.
How Does Arbitration Work?
As an adversarial process where both sides will call witnesses and present evidence and attorneys will put forth their legal arguments, arbitration is a legal process that somewhat melds litigation and mediation. In essence, it is similar to a bench hearing in front of a judge, only that instead of a court room and a judge, it is usually held in an office setting with the arbitrator.
What are the Benefits to Arbitration Instead of Court?
The main benefits to arbitration are:
- Efficiency: Arbitration is almost always faster and less expensive than court. The more times you have to go to court, the more money you pay the court for its time. You also have to wait for a court hearing date to open up that works for all parties, which means you spend a lot of time just waiting to make your case. Arbitration avoids these dragged out and expensive legal steps by putting control of scheduling in your hands.
- Privacy: Arbitration also allows for a great degree of privacy, and the arbitration is usually held at a private law firm office instead of a public courthouse. Usually, only the parties, their attorneys, and witnesses are allowed to attend. Additionally, arbitration is often kept entirely confidential by mutual choice of both parties. This is not the case in State or Federal court, where almost everything that is filed (other than very confidential and sensitive information) is public record and open for all to see.
Does Parikh Law, P.A. Handle Arbitration Cases?
Yes. Parikh Law, P.A. has handled many arbitrations ranging from multimillion-dollar construction disputes to high value contract disputes. Mr. Parikh uses his knowledge of contract and business law and combines it with his trial experience to provide effective, aggressive, and results-driven representation for clients involved in arbitration.
If you are drafting a contract and considering an arbitration clause, are currently in arbitration, or foresee a dispute arising that may lead to arbitration, do not hesitate to call us immediately at (321) 394-9443. Do not wait to protect your business’s best interests. Call us today and gain the initiative.