There is a downside to litigation: it can be costly, time-consuming and frustrating. But in some business scenarios, litigation, or the possibility of litigation, is an option that must be explored. Often it is preferable to discuss your differences with a potentially adverse party, whether it be a rival company, a disgruntled ex-employee or a concerned investor, and iron out a deal that is acceptable to all. Sometimes, only litigation will suffice. In either case, The Van de Verg Law Office stands ready to assist you with assessing your company’s potential claims, engaging in pre-filing negotiation, filing suit in state or federal court and, when and where appropriate, settling the case in way that maximizes value for your company. We also have extensive experience with court-ordered and private-party arbitration and mediation, as well as litigation before administrative agencies.