A lot of people ask me about why I charge a Consultation Fee of $300. Employment Law is different from other areas of the law. For example, with a traffic accident case, a lawsuit can be filed shortly after the accident. So a number of attorneys provide free consultations to individuals because a decision on filing a lawsuit can be made shortly after.

For people with Employment Law issues, the situation is a lot more complicated. Employment law requires employees and former employees to follow a “process” or protocol in order to address their issues. The purpose of meeting with me is to find out where you are in that required process and what options you may have.

The consultation fee is to make sure that only people who are serious about pursuing a path that may result in a lawsuit meet with me. The fee is also based on my years of training and experience to help guide you to the next steps. You are getting the benefit of my real world experience in employment law and other areas of the law. That is why a Consultation Fee is required.

Handling a business dispute in Hawaii

On Behalf of | May 24, 2021 | Business & Commercial Law |

Whether you run a small business or a large company in Hawaii, a dispute can easily derail your regular operations. Even if you do succeed, a poorly handled business dispute still has the ability to harm your bottom line. When faced with a difficult situation like this, it is important to understand your options for taking measured, proactive steps.

What are my options?

Depending on your experience or work history, your only exposure to big business disputes might be through TV or movies. While these popular forms of entertainment often involve heavy or explosive arguments in court, there are other options that might be more appropriate for your situation. You might find that addressing your own business dispute is better served by some of these methods:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

These are three different types of alternative dispute resolutions that can help keep you and your business out of court. Resolving a dispute outside of court is generally favorable, although some exceptions do exist. When it is necessary, litigation in a courtroom can still yield positive results for you and your business.

Even when dealing with a serious dispute, you still have your business to run as usual. This can be overwhelming, especially if you are unfamiliar with this side of Hawaii business law. Rather than try to juggle both your regular work obligations and a business dispute at the same time, it might be in your best interest to speak with a knowledgeable attorney about securing guidance through this process. You can learn more about doing so by visiting our website.