Legal Advice and Representation
BLC is unique because we provide both conventional legal representation and collaborative law representation. The difference between conventional representation and collaborative law representation is straightforward: in a collaborative law case, the parties and attorneys agree in advance that the lawyers are in the case solely for purposes of negotiation and resolution, and their involvement will end if the case goes to court.
Collaborative law is not appropriate for every case. (Click here for a comparison of collaborative law with other dispute resolution methods.) For a great many cases, however, collaborative law provides a lower-cost, less adversarial, and more expeditious path to resolution:
Even if a dispute has already been filed in court, or needs to be, BLC attorneys can help. In family law cases, we litigate if the case is not suitable for collaborative law. In business and employment cases, we serve as settlement counsel – advising and representing clients at the negotiation table.