Yes, I have to say “no” a lot.

Yes, I have to say “no” a lot. | Andrew Weltchek

Clients don’t like me saying “no” to so many of their ideas for litigation strategies and maneuvers. But, unfortunately, by the time litigation starts, there are often not many good options left. The optimal outcome for a client is sometimes the least bad scenario.

By the time you find yourself in court, most of your options may have already been foreclosed. You are now looking to limit your damage, not come out ahead.

This is why it is so important to avoid getting into trouble at the beginningof any transaction or relationship. If there is no issue to fight about in the first place, you’re less likely to end up in a fight later. Or, at least, if you’ve made a record of what you’ve done right, you’re more likely to win.

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