Businesses often find themselves in disputes with a supplier, vendor or customer. Business owners and professional partnerships can have disagreements with each other, eventually leading to polarization and dissolution. Current and former employees and employers may have questions or disputes arising out of non-compete, non-solicitation or confidentiality agreements. Also, it is not uncommon for such disagreements to end up in court or arbitration.

But there is a more efficient, less-expensive way to resolve such differences short of running into court or arbitration. Lichter Law Firm’s business counselling expertise can help defuse situations before they spin out of control. In doing so, we meet with clients to explore options to avoid litigation. These might include face-to-face or telephone negotiations with the other party (or their lawyers). They could also include the renegotiation of the scope of a non-compete agreement, a discussion about changing the terms of a supplier-vendor agreement, a modification of an operating or shareholder’s agreement, or how a medical practice or law firm might dissolve peacefully without litigation.

David Lichter builds on his experience in over 1,700 mediations and arbitrations and over 35 years of litigation, arbitration and negotiation involving a wide variety of business disputes to find creative, effective solutions to business disputes.

Business Dispute Counseling - Representative Matters

Business Dispute CounselingDavid successfully resolved a dispute between a start-up health care company and the designer of its website, whose poor programming and use of the wrong content management system delayed the online launch of the company for a year. The matter involved extensive computer analysis and consultation with leading computer consultants from different disciplines.
Business Dispute CounselingDavid was able to resolve a threatened lawsuit by a Chinese manufacturer and supplier with a Miami-based jewelry wholesaler.
Business Dispute CounselingDavid successfully resolved a dispute over compensation and bonuses between a New York and Miami-based private equity and investment banking firm and a former employee who had threatened suit over a variety of employment-related agreements.
David successfully settled presuit an intense, emotionally driven discussion involving the departure of a long-time principal and name partner in a successful law firm from his long-time partners.
David has represented partners in law firms in their discussions with the firms regarding the terms of their relationship and departure.