Litigation can either be an unsavory distraction or a tool to further one’s business objectives. At Aschettino Struhs, we understand the difference. Our litigators have successfully handled trials, mediations, arbitrations and appeals in courts across the country. We help our clients handle virtually all forms of disputes—from simple contract matters to bet-the-company litigation. We work in tandem with our clients to define a “win” in a given case, and we run through walls to meet their objectives.
At Aschettino Struhs, we believe that litigation is more art than science, with tactics and strategy playing a crucial role in the ultimate outcome. We have repeatedly and successfully applied our take on artistic litigation in numerous practice areas, including commercial, real estate, employment, intellectual property, financial services, secured transactions, creditors' rights, health care, products liability, insurance, construction, class action, accounting malpractice and legal malpractice. When judges or juries do not see the case as we know they should, we step up with the appeal process, letting our impressive track record of winning appeals speak for itself.
And yet, we agree that litigation is not always the best approach. At the very least, it’s costly. Sometimes arbitration or mediation can yield more timely and budget-friendly results. Our attorneys have experience handling various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution; one of our partners is even certified as a mediator.
In some cases, the best advice a litigator can give is how to prevent litigation. In prior assignments at top-shelf law firms, our lawyers have managed national and regional litigation portfolios for Fortune 500 companies. We have advised companies on structuring their legal and risk management departments to better prevent and evaluate risk early on. And we have partnered with clients to identify problem areas, and successfully developed and implemented strategic approaches to eliminate or contain the risk associated with these areas.
Aside from our professional accolades and track record of success, the truth is that the vast majority of cases settle before a verdict, judgment or decision. It is, therefore, important to hire legal talent that can honestly and openly assess the strengths and weaknesses of a given case from the outset, then execute a cost-effective strategy that positions the case for a favorable resolution. Our lawyers know what it takes to settle cases; we have obtained favorable settlements in hundreds of disputes. You can rest assured that if a trial becomes necessary, we have exhausted all other means of resolution.