Know Your Options

Dean Sperling Law works to resolve matters with our clients’ best interests in mind and that requires being open to discussing all of the options on the table. In fact, that’s one of the most common questions from new clients or prospects…so let’s address it.

Q: What are the options available to resolve the problem?

A: “It depends on what your goals are with the litigation. For landlord-tenant matters, it depends on if the client wants to retain the tenant or evict them. (the classic Clash-based — “should they stay or should they go” scenario) Retaining means dealing with the issues causing the problem from the tenant’s view (yes, “there will be trouble”) (i.e. rent relief if they can’t pay, if there is an issue on performance of a covenant finding out why, having a joint meeting. Once cause is pinpointed and then a resolution is negotiated, a written agreement or, if an action is filed, stipulation is prepared and signed to provide a streamlined remedy for the client if there is continued breach. Eviction means serving the notice required to commence the process and then filing the lawsuit to evict. (“yes, if they go it might be double”). (Go ahead and sing it if you want. We’ll wait). Good?

For a breach of contract matter or other business dispute, the goals also need to be discussed as to what the client wants to see happen. Discussion is required as to if the client’s positive resolution scenario is realistic in light of the facts and documents. An initial litigation plan is created to attempt and resolve if possible without litigation and, if litigation is required, what actions will need to be taken (filing complaint, discovery plan, pre-judgment remedies, and the like).”

Being open to all of the options is the first step in Sperling Law’s ability to resolve your matter with YOUR best interests in mind. Now go and watch The Clash’s classic “Should I Stay or Should I Go” on YouTube.

The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go