A lot of business partners start as friends, and a lot of businesses start as handshake deals. We understand that a lot of people would rather rely on trust than pay the cost of traditional legal services. At Livelihood NYC, we offer affordable contract mediation in the formation phase as well as when a dispute arises.
Our lawyers will consult with you and your business partner to help determine the best contract for your business needs. We will help you develop a knowledge of all the issues that may come up so that you and your partner can come to an informed decision as to the best way to structure your deal.
Our mediation services are most effective between non-antagonistic parties that are interested in developing a mutually beneficial contract that is nonetheless solid and comprehensive.
You and your partner will meet with a Livelihood NYC lawyer to discuss what you are trying to do with your business. Our lawyer will review the details and give a general assessment of what kind of contract is best suited to the situation. Our lawyer will then mediate a conversation between you and your partner as you discuss and agree upon key terms. Once you have settled on key terms, we will draft a contract and consult with you regarding any questions you might have moving forward.
Often, disputes arise between parties to a contract who would rather not be fighting, but who nonetheless find themselves at odds. Livelihood NYC can help resolve the conflict by providing mediation services to help the parties come to a mutually agreeable solution.
Parties who have reached a disagreement over their services will be given an opportunity to mediate their dispute. The mediator will facilitate a conversation about the parties’ needs and interests in hopes of coming to mutually agreeable settlement.
By mediating the conflict, both parties can save money while coming to a solution that makes both parties happy. As an added benefit, by being actively involved in the process, the parties will have a better understanding of their rights and obligations under the settlement.