I have 30 plus years of experience litigating business and real estate disputes in... more
I have 30 plus years of experience litigating business and real estate disputes in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I chair the litigation department of Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP, a regional law firm based in Rhode Island. We have offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York. With more than thirty attorneys, we are fully staffed to handle any litigation matter. We pride ourselves in ... 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.