Tips For Avoiding Litigation

Brit T. Brown of Beirne Maynard & Parsons, LLP:

In reality, litigation is merely one tool used to attain specific goals, which may be achieved more efficiently by other means. It is certainly not uncommon that part of a litigator’s job will include fully analyzing and evaluating a set of circumstances to determine whether they warrant litigation, or whether there may be more efficient alternatives, especially when working with a client’s in-house counsel.

Five Common Sense Ways to Avoid Litigation

  • [Follow] The Golden Rule
  • Improve Communications
  • Analyze your company’s historic performance to determine what activities typically result in getting you into litigation
  • Rapidly respond to potentially threatening developments in their earliest stages (i.e., don’t sit on it
  • Incorporate risk shifting and litigation alternative provisions into your business practices


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