5 things to know about suing or being sued

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  • 5 things to know about suing or being sued

    1. 1. FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LAWSUITS GENE ROBERTS ATTORNEY | MEDIATOR ROBERTS LAW FIRM | NORTH TEXAS NEGOTIATIONS
    2. 2. Plan for the long haul
    3. 3. Plan for the long haul•Time-consuming
    4. 4. Plan for the long haul•Time-consuming •12-18 months
    5. 5. Plan for the long haul•Time-consuming •12-18 months•Small claims faster
    6. 6. Plan for the long haul•Time-consuming •12-18 months•Small claims faster •$10k or less
    7. 7. Are your documentsready?
    8. 8. Are your documentsready?• Corporate docs in order
    9. 9. Are your documentsready?• Corporate docs in order • Bylaws, minutes, resolutions
    10. 10. Are your documentsready?• Corporate docs in order • Bylaws, minutes, resolutions• Document retention policies
    11. 11. Are your documentsready?• Corporate docs in order • Bylaws, minutes, resolutions• Document retention policies • Emails
    12. 12. Are your documentsready?• Corporate docs in order • Bylaws, minutes, resolutions• Document retention policies • Emails• Financials
    13. 13. Are your documentsready?• Corporate docs in order • Bylaws, minutes, resolutions• Document retention policies • Emails• Financials• Insurance
    14. 14. You are incontrol...kind of
    15. 15. You are incontrol...kind of•Attorney is your agent
    16. 16. You are incontrol...kind of•Attorney is your agent•Opposing counsel isn’t your friend
    17. 17. You are incontrol...kind of•Attorney is your agent•Opposing counsel isn’t your friend•> 1,000 rules of procedure and evidence
    18. 18. Consider alternatives
    19. 19. Consider alternatives•“Fair” State Fair
    20. 20. Consider alternatives•“Fair” State Fair•Mediation
    21. 21. Consider alternatives•“Fair” State Fair•Mediation•Settlement counsel
    22. 22. After the judgment
    23. 23. After the judgment•Collect
    24. 24. After the judgment•Collect •Self-help
    25. 25. After the judgment•Collect •Self-help •Exemptions
    26. 26. After the judgment•Collect •Self-help •Exemptions•Appeal
    27. 27. FIVE THINGS TO KNOW
    28. 28. FIVE THINGS TO KNOW •Prepare for the long haul •Get your documents ready •You are in control...kind of •Consider alternatives •After the judgment
    29. 29. Gene Robertsgene.roberts@therobertsfirm.net 214.800.2693 therobertsfirm.net

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