Commercial Litigation is a complex area of the law which often involves complicated business law including state specific commercial codes, unique business and professions codes, individualized corporation codes, along with extensive case law. Whatever issue may present itself, Steven A. Berkowitz & Associates is prepared to handle everything from our client’s single issue disputes to complex business disputes. We represent clients in both state and federal court and before federal and state boards of contract. We have negotiated and litigated claims and disputes involving both private owners as well as federal and state governments.
At Steven A. Berkowitz & Associates, we understand that litigation can have a significant impact on a business’s ability to achieve its objectives. We take a focused and strategic approach to achieve the best outcome for our clients. Litigation presents many unknowns, which is why it must be a controlled process. At Steven A. Berkowitz & Associates, we will customize a strategy tailored to your goals, both long and short term, and help you successfully navigate this process.
We are here to help you resolve your disputes and represent your companies interest in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.
Litigation is not always the answer in construction related disputes as it can be both expensive and time-consuming. Alternative dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration and meditation, can be a less costly and quicker way to achieve a resolution.
At Steven A. Berkowitz & Associates, not only do we represent our clients in both arbitration and mediation, be we have served as mediators and arbitrators giving us unprecedented knowledge and experience.
The arbitration process involves an impartial adjudicator whose decision both parties have agreed to accept prior to the procedure begining. Because of the binding nature of arbitration proceedings, it is important to have knowledgeable representation. At Steven A. Berkowitz & Associates, we have broad experience in resolving disputes among all construction industry participants, including public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, sureties, insurers, suppliers…Our experience and engineering background allows us to fully understand the complexity of our client’s construction issue and to promptly develop a strategic plan.
At Steven A Berkowitz & Associates, Mr. Berkowitz is also an arbitrator appointed to the prestigious American Arbitration Association panel of neutrals.
Mediation is another form of alternative dispute resolution. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party, the mediator, assists each side in negotiating a settlement.
The mediation process is a completely equal process amongst both parties, is efficient, cost effective, and confidential. Just as in arbitration, the complexity of construction projects creates many situations that could lead to the generation of disputes. When a dispute arises during a construction project there is a need for that dispute to be settled quickly and efficiently so that the construction can proceed.
Steven A. Berkowitz & Associates are ready to assist you in any construction related mediation procedure that may arise.