The importance of understanding the provisions of the lease and how they interact with the lockout laws, as well as strict compliance with the law itself, cannot be overstated. In the world of commercial leases, things do not get much more aggressive or urgent than when a landlord locks a tenant out of its leased space.Read more
Many of our cases involve these forms of alternative dispute resolution. We know the arbitration process well—C&S lawyers have handled countless arbitration proceedings. The process maintains confidentiality, and if managed well, can be less costly than litigation. We advise many of our clients to include arbitration clauses as part of their contractual protections.
We also evaluate mediation in virtually every case. It is a process which lets the parties control the outcome. Our philosophy is to control the case preparation, which allows us to give our clients the greatest leverage possible in mediation. Frequently, this results in a favorable outcome without the expense and uncertainty of continued litigation.