Business owners and professional partnerships can have disagreements with each other, eventually leading to polarization and dissolution. They and their current and former employees may have disputes arising out of non-compete, non-solicitation or confidentiality agreements. It is common 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. David Lichter’s  pre-suit resolution expertise can help defuse situations before they spin out of control. In doing so, he meets with the parties to explore options to avoid litigation. These might include the renegotiation of the scope of a non-compete agreement or how a medical practice or law firm might dissolve peacefully without litigation.

David Lichter builds on his experience in over 2,000 mediations and arbitrations and over 40 years of litigation, arbitration and negotiation involving a wide variety of business disputes to find creative, effective solutions to business disputes.

Pre-Suit Resolution - Representative Matters

*David 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.
*David was able to resolve a threatened lawsuit by a Chinese manufacturer and supplier with a Miami-based jewelry wholesaler.
*David 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.