Mediation Dispute Resolution
MAYBE IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO FIND AN EQUITABLE SOLUTION?
You probably had someone in your circle that was the person that made peace. They sat everyone down and got them to listen to reason. They encouraged both sides to hear each other and helped them move past grudges and bitterness and, yes, hurt. Relationships were pulled back from the bitter edge. They got everybody back out on the ball field, or out for the evening, or back at work.
We are that friend.
People do stupid things. Sometimes with malice, sometimes with spite, sometimes unintentionally. But the damage is done.
Mediation isn't about forgiveness, although that would be nice. Mediation is about finding resolution to a dispute out of court...with much less cost...much less time...much less hassle.
It can be a small matter or a multi-million dollar matter. The process is the same. Let's talk. Let's listen. Let's see if we can find a new way to look at the facts to achieve the desired outcome. The mediator's role is to guide the parties toward their own resolution. The mediator carries messages, questions, proposals, demand offers and counter offers to help the parties move closer to resolution. There are times when that doesn't happen. There is an impasse and off you go to court.
But often, a settlement is achieved. Both parties agree on terms and resolve their dispute. Thousands of dollars in attorney fees and court costs and the value of your own time has been saved. It is well worth a try. So don't go all Hatfield and McCoy.
Let us help.
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE.
WHO DO YOU WANT ON YOUR SIDE AT A DEPOSITION?
You've got a disagreement that involves money or property. No one is making criminal accusations, but no ones seeing eye to eye either.
Civil litigation cases involve research, investigation, interviews, inquiry and depositions to discover the facts, and negotiation to reach a settlement both parties can agree to. If your case isn't settled and you go to court, your attorney represents you in proceedings, presents evidence, questions witnesses, and makes opening and closing statements. So who do you want on your side?
WE SUGGEST THE FORMER BLACK OPS MILITARY INTERROGATOR.
SOME DAYS THAT START WITH BLUE SKIES END UP WITH DARK CLOUDS ON A ROCKY ROAD.
It is easy to feel cornered and powerless when dealing with the criminal justice system. Criminal defense lawyers deal with issues surrounding an arrest, a criminal investigation, criminal charges, sentencing, appeals, and post trial issues. Your best defense is an attorney who knows the system and will aggresively defend your rights. We will carefully review the evidence against you and advise you of your legal options.
WE DEFEND PEOPLE ON THE WORST DAYS OF THEIR LIVES.
Campaign and Legislative Law
WHO IS WATCHING YOUR BACK?
Your calendar is thick with community stakeholder meetings, potential supporters, activists and speaking engagements.You have a campaign manager, someone in the field, someone handling messaging and someone watching the bank account. All good...but who is watching your back?
Who is making sure that your campaign meets deadlines, correctly files appropriate forms and disclosures, and provides checks and balances to ensure that your treasurer is staying in compliance? Who is making sure you are legal?
If you are even contemplating running for office, a thorough confidential review of current and past business interests should be conducted to identify potential conflict of interests or inconsistencies, and identify strengths and weaknesses. Correct a problem now or wait for your opponent to raise the issue later.
THE FRONT PAGE NEWS ABOUT YOUR CAMPAIGN
SHOULDN'T BE ABOUT HOW YOU BROKE THE LAW.
ONE OF THE GREATEST CHALLENGES WE ALL FACE
IS NAVIGATING ETHICAL ISSUES.
Conflict of interests? Discriminatory practices? Workplace safety issues? Facing harassment? Questionable accounting practices? Violation of privacy? Abuse of power?
Sooner or later unethical behavior will draw attention.
Whose responsibility is it to hold management or employees accountable for unethical actions?
Rules of ethics are specific statements describing minimally acceptable (or unacceptable) professional standards designed to provide guidelines for professional conduct. Ignoring them can result in loss of reputation, loss of employment and significant loss of business.
WE CAN HELP PREVENT YOU FROM LOSING YOUR WAY.
Sports & Entertainment Law
THE SUCCESS OF YOUR ENTERTAINMENT EVENT
RIDES ON A WELL-DEFINED CONTRACT.
Whether you are the artist or the promoter, the rules are the same. Terms should be clearly negotiated...your terms. Your interests should be protected. Risks should be spelled out.
A lawyer with entertainment experience knows the moving parts. Are there partners? Who gets what percentage? Gross or net? What expenses are covered? Covered by whom? What's the guarantee? What about concessions, parking, ticket sales, staffing, rigging, security, sound and lights?
What happens if the deal goes south? Who is at risk? Who still gets paid? What if the artist doesn't perform? What if the promoter tries to pull a fast one?
Sports and entertainment law involves the regulation, organization, marketing and management of events. Brian Kennedy has over forty years experience in the entertainment industry. He brings decades of experience to corporate and commercial issues, restructuring, creditor negotiations, intellectual property law, labor law, venue financing, operational management, agent relations, and player or artist contracts.