As anyone who engaged in a business is aware, there are many moving pieces that all work together to make it successful. This does not change once a business has been in existence for a while. Necessary pieces to virtually every company, regardless of its size or type, are contracts. While the drafting of certain agreements can be complicated, resolving disputes that arise due to breaches are often even more complicated. A contract dispute that has been receiving attention lately is one involving Martha Stewart and the two department stores she currently sells some of her products through.
Those who work in financial institutions are likely aware of the seriousness of consequences related to convictions tied to violations of securities laws. When violations of such laws are alleged, they may be leveled against a variety of individuals tied to a business including executives. These cases are generally complex and may be resolved in various ways to avoid a criminal trial including mediation, negotiation and arbitration.