2 ROI and the Costs of Conflict: Pay Now or Pay Later

I appreciate being able to handle this matter without investing any more time, effort, and money than was necessary.

Karl Bareither, President, Family Business Consultants

In 2006, 17.3 million civil actions were filed in state courts and in 2007, 1.12 million civil cases were filed in federal courts of the United States. You can imagine the cost of those lawsuits.4 I once read that 20% of Fortune 500 senior executives’ time is spent in litigation-related activities. Imagine the tally that adds up to. It’s commonplace for legal fees to exceed the value of the amount at stake. Years ago, if a situation had more than $100,000 at stake, litigation was a viable alternative. Today the benchmark ...

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