Representing Clients in Arbitration
Our construction litigation attorneys can guide you through the process
Construction projects can be very complex, and problems often lead to disputes. These types of disputes can be difficult to resolve. Litigation can be a costly and lengthy process, which is why parties often agree to use an alternative dispute resolution method. One such method that is often used is arbitration.
The construction litigation attorneys at Eller Tonnsen Bach, LLC guide clients through the arbitration process throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. We represent builders, contractors, subcontractors, construction companies and building suppliers and help them resolve disputes in a way that effectively addresses their needs.
We can help you make your case
Arbitration allows parties to resolve their disputes outside of the courtroom. An arbitrator listens to both sides, reviews the evidence and makes a decision. While less formal than court proceedings, arbitration is a more structured process than mediation. It’s important to have experienced legal representation on your side throughout the arbitration process.
The contract for your construction project may even have a clause that lists arbitration as a means of resolving disputes. These clauses can be fairly simple, stating that disputes will be settled via arbitration. Others are more complex and describe how arbitrators will be chosen, the location of the hearing, who will pay for fees and other details.
Some things to know about the arbitration process in construction disputes:
- The decision of the arbitrator is legally binding and there is no appeals process.
- Both sides can select an arbitrator who has experience handling construction disputes and understands the issues involved.
- Arbitration is generally less expensive and takes less time than litigation.
- If both sides agree, the procedure and terms of the resolution can be kept confidential.
Our attorneys are familiar with the rules and procedures of arbitration. We represent clients in hearings conducted by the American Arbitration Association, JAMS and Forum (formerly known as the National Arbitration Forum), as well as independent arbitrators in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Our firm helps clients in the construction industry navigate the arbitration process from start to finish. We gather evidence and interview witnesses to build strong cases. Our attorneys know what type of information arbitrators consider and present clear and compelling arguments at the hearing.
Big firm experience, small firm values
While there are certain advantages to resolving disputes through the arbitration process, we are aware of the impact such a decision can have on your business. That’s why we carefully research and prepare your case. We thoroughly review the contract and consider all applicable laws, rules and regulations that could affect a dispute.
We also understand the impact the arbitration process could have on your business. Our attorneys work quickly and efficiently to avoid unnecessary billing. Our firm measures, tracks and assesses how long it takes us to close cases. We focus on building client relationships, getting measurable results and adding value.
If you are faced with a construction dispute, learn more about how our firm can help you prepare for arbitration. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation. Our offices are located in Greenville, SC; Charlotte, NC and Charleston, SC. Our attorneys are ready to meet with you to discuss your case.