Conflict is an inevitable part of the construction industry. Running into a dispute with another involved party isn’t a question of “if” but of “when.”
At Cotney, we’ve made a name for ourselves by helping resolve these inevitable conflicts in a way that protects our clients’ time, reputation, and bottom line. If you find yourself in need of a Houston construction arbitration lawyer, we are here to help.
The Advantages of Arbitration
Most construction professionals have been involved in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) at least once over the course of their careers, according to the American Arbitration Association. Mediation and arbitration are both forms of ADR. While mediation is growing, arbitration remains the most common.
Some advantages of an arbitration include the following:
- It is typically faster than a litigation
- It is more structured than a meditation
- It provides more flexibility than a litigation
- It is kept out of the public eye, unlike a litigation
- It lessens the likelihood of needing an appeal
- It usually costs less than a litigation
Arbitration can be thought of as a middle ground of sorts; it is typically more intense than a mediation but less so than a litigation. That said, an arbitration can still become very adversarial. You will need a qualified Houston construction arbitration attorney to represent you during the arbitration process.
Is Arbitration the Right Plan of Action?
Usually, contractual parties decide ahead of time how they plan to handle any potential disputes. They make this decision based on:
- The type of contract
- The other party
- Their perception of potential risks.
If the two parties are fortunate, nothing happens and they never need to revisit that part of the contract. If a dispute arises, the two parties will proceed with the method of conflict resolution upon which they originally agreed. Working with an attorney while drafting and reviewing contracts can help protect your business from the very beginning of a given project or working relationship.
What a Houston Construction Arbitration Attorney Can Do For You
Cotney has been representing construction industry professionals since 1999, and our firm has grown rapidly due to our industry expertise and our clients’ favorable outcomes. We’ve represented contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, suppliers, and other construction industry professionals.
If you are involved in a construction industry legal dispute, you need seasoned experts on your side.
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.