THE ART OF REAL ESTATE LITIGATION
Litigators are courtroom attorneys. Litigation, unlike areas of practice in many other professions such as medicine or engineering, is not a science, but rather an art. Rules, statutes, and cases are not the results of exact mathematical formulas, and they are not immune from alternative interpretations or good faith modifications. Each and every case is as unique as a snowflake, and each has countless factors that must be strategically considered.
The art of litigation includes, but is certainly not limited to the following:
(1) the ability to dissect rules, statutes, and case law, and to apply them to the facts of the case at hand with precision;
(2) the ability to formulate creative ways of applying these rules and laws to a given case with due consideration to its own unique set of circumstances;
(3) the ability to anticipate, plan for, and balance the potential routes, pitfalls, risks, and rewards of litigation;
(4) the ability to learn and adapt to the unique personalities and psychology of the involved parties, attorneys, judges, and courthouse employees;
(5) the ability to absorb voluminous information from a case and readily condense and articulate it both verbally and in writing;
(6) the ability to think on one’s feet, to navigate courthouses and courtrooms, and to know and follow respective courtroom procedures and policies;
(7) the requisite willingness, patience, persistence, and dedication to learning and knowing more than one’s adversaries, which means leaving no legal or factual stone unturned.
If you do not currently have attorneys with litigation experience looking out for you and your business, then you are behind the eight ball. If you swim in a sea of sharks without teeth, then your chances of becoming a legal victim will increase dramatically. Simply put, a good law firm with experienced litigators standing by you and your business is not a mere luxury – it’s a necessity in today’s increasingly competitive and regulated business environment.