Erwin Shustak is one of the founding partners and heads the Firm’s Litigation and... more
Erwin Shustak is one of the founding partners and heads the Firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Department. He is the managing partner of the Firm. Mr. Shustak specializes in litigations, trials, arbitrations and appeals of complex business, securities and financial fraud disputes. He has handled and overseen several hundred litigations and arbitrations, in Federal and State Courts and arbitrati... view profile
Following many years engaged in a successful, general civil litigation practice... more
Following many years engaged in a successful, general civil litigation practice including business disputes of all types, is now engaged in a well established, unique, high quality practice involving representation of franchisors, franchisees, manufacturers and distributors for the past 22 years in California federal and state courts, and before arbitration providers such as the American Arbit... view profile
When you want to settle a dispute without going to court, you may benefit from the services of an arbitration lawyer. In an arbitration setting, you and the other involved party select a neutral third person to serve as an arbitrator. Acting in the role of an informal judge, the arbitration lawyer listens to both sides of your dispute. Unlike a court proceeding, arbitration involves no formal procedural rules and gives you a chance to tell your story in your own words. After hearing the arguments, the arbitrator makes a final binding decision. The decision is legally enforceable if someone later tries to renege. The arbitration process is very similar to court litigation but is more casual, flexible, and private—and less expensive and time-consuming.