REACHING AN AGREEMENT: THE END GOAL OF AN ADVERSARIAL SYSTEM
Aug. 22, 2020
There is a place for cordial professionalism in the adversarial legal profession. It is not necessary to be combative in order to tenaciously represent clients’ interests. In short: No case has to be an emotionally charged battle.
The legal system’s purpose is to uncover the truth. The ideal way to reach this goal is typically through logic, efficiency and practical communication.
Real Estate Law
During real estate transactions or disputes, it helps to understand the goals of everybody involved. Usually, there is a significant overlap between parties. In transactions, everyone tends to want the deal to close seamlessly. In disputes, such as lien actions, both parties may also want a deal — albeit for different reasons.
There is a variety of organizational tasks in real estate law, such as legal audits, licensing and business formation. The same matter-of-fact approach that successfully completes these also applies to disputes. A level head and methodical approach help everyone reach an equitable agreement as efficiently as possible.
Personal Injury Law
Injured people are usually understandably distraught. Catastrophic accidents could cause some of the most extreme losses any family could ever face.
On the other side of the table, insurance companies often default to low offers, attempting to improve the profitability of their businesses. The key to a successful reconciliation of these disparate goals involves aggressively pursuit of maximum compensation through any legal avenue available — but also businesslike, efficient communication that these large insurance companies understand and respect.
Estate planning is another emotional issue for most people. Teamwork is typically necessary to handle issues regarding injury settlements, business interests and other complex assets during the estate planning process.
The most successful approach typically comes from a commitment to help people. That helps everyone focus on what is most important: reaching a favorable agreement.