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Business Disputes: Avoiding Litigation

Patrick C. Garner, PLS

Design professionals--including engineers, architects, and surveyors--work with developers, clients, government regulators, and others on a daily basis. Unfortunately, having a dispute over business issues such as fees, expenses, services and contract requirements is inevitable during the life of a business professional. This course will help you become familiar with what is known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). You will learn how to lower the hostility, clearly see the issues from both points of view, and resolve the dispute. This course provides techniques to do so as quickly and as inexpensively as possible so that you are not dragged into the court system.

In addition, this course examines the leading causes of business disputes involving design professionals. It analyzes the techniques and mechanisms used to resolve disputes without litigation. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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