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Lawyers’ fees have made a cost-effective resolution of cases or disputes with a value of less than $100,000 and probably $200,000, no longer possible.

Although it happens, it’s unusual if a dispute is about establishing some precedent or as a means of inflicting punishment.  Most disputes can be categorized as economic propositions and the only effective way to resolve disputes is through the process of mediation.  There is no loser in mediation because you have to agree to the

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WRITTEN VALUATION AGREEMENTS ARE CRITICAL FOR ALL CLOSELY HELD BUSINESSES

In representing closely held and family owned businesses for the last 25 years, I have been involved in too many ugly, acrimonious disputes among people who had previously valued each other’s skills and hard work. Privately owned businesses have the same profile as a family-owned business. The relationships and expectation among the owners become very

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