RPNA attorneys are acutely aware that sometimes the greatest victory transpires outside of the courtroom. Finding a non-litigated solution requires not only the ability to listen and analyze a problem, but also creativity and persistence. Not all conflicts require traditional litigation and trial. On many occasions, effective negotiation can solve a problem before costly litigation ensues. Although RPNA offers one of the most successful litigation practices in California, our attorneys regularly negotiate solutions without resorting to the courts.
RPNA attorneys are skilled in representing clients in arbitration and before the variety of alternate dispute resolution (ADR) forums. The firm’s proven courtroom capabilities translate daily into exceptional arbitration and ADR results. We have advised clients on the spectrum of ADR techniques, a sampling of which includes mini and mock trials, second opinion oversight, and all manner of mediation and arbitration.
Our attorneys are well versed in the various procedural rules provided by the assortment of panels, forums and associations offering alternative dispute resolution options. These include organizations such as the American Arbitration Association, the Center for Public Resources, the International Chamber of Commerce, JAMS-Endispute and UNCITRAL, among others.
Because preventative action is optimal when actively seeking to avoid conflict, our attorneys work with clients to draft the full spectrum of ADR clauses. We have advised clients regarding and drafted ADR clauses for a diverse range of transactions, such as employment and management contracts, as well as for mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, purchase/sale and third party agreements.