Conflict in the officeBusiness disputes are common and all too often, they destroy mutually beneficial relationships. They can put everyone involved at risk, and cost a great deal of time, money, and other resources. Luckily, you have options and it is possible to resolve unavoidable disputes more efficiently and with fewer frustrations than you deal with in the courtroom.

Mediation can be a valuable tool for settling many types of legal disputes, but it can be especially beneficial for those involved in business disputes in California. The process is non-binding, which means everyone involved must be satisfied with the resolution for it to become so. It is also confidential, so proprietary and other sensitive information is not revealed publicly, as it could be when a dispute is resolved in court. Mediation also focuses on communication and respect, making it possible to preserve business relationships, despite the issue at hand.

Mediation is not right in every case, and sometimes going to court is necessary. No matter the path that is right for resolving your business dispute in California, Walter Cook can help. He has experience helping business owners maintain control and negotiate your way to the best possible outcome. He has worked with numerous businesses throughout the state, saving them time, money, and headaches. For more information or to learn about the process of mediation, contact him at 415.902.8440 or by email at