We relish the battles of litigation and arbitration, but we know that dispute prevention and positioning prior to formal dispute resolution is equally important. Rather than simply playing the cards we have been dealt, our experience has shown that through effective risk management strategies we can help clients deal the cards they want to play. After all, the most successful litigation battle is the one that, through careful planning and document drafting, never happened in the first place.
Our risk management process involves auditing client risks to develop appropriate contracting and insurance strategies, project communications and offering real-time advice to clients at critical junctures during projects. We also foster and support risk management systems and philosophies through in-house training of client team members. Our construction law firm works together with the client to identify and prevent risk exposures before the risks become realities.
The success stories of effective risk management are less interesting than compelling closing arguments and fierce cross examinations, but we know that prevention is more fulfilling to the sophisticated construction professional. At Manion Stigger LLP, we understand that our clients’ ultimate goal isn’t a jury verdict – it’s a well-constructed project. We take pride in our ability to see our clients’ projects get built, rather than to see our clients in the courtroom.