Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Publishes “Use of well-crafted contractual arbitration clauses”

While COVID-19 has brought on disruptions to our lives that were hard to predict, one thing we did see coming was an increase in commercial disputes. Many parties who find themselves immersed in these disputes will likely seek out alternative dispute resolution and, in particular, the use of arbitration. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has published “Use of well-crafted contractual arbitration clauses” by Tim Van Dyck and Andy Bartholomew on this topic. Below is an excerpt from the article.

In the post-pandemic world, parties need to be prepared to avail themselves of the benefits of arbitration by crafting thoughtful, tailored arbitration clauses to ensure that their disputes are resolved cost-effectively, fairly, and with as little business disruption as possible.

Continue reading “Use of well-crafted contractual arbitration clauses” in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly website (subscription required).

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Timothy P. Van Dyck

Tim Van Dyck, Employment & Labor Practice Area Leader, is a seasoned, Chambers USA-recognized trial lawyer who defends employers of all sizes against difficult and often sensitive employment disputes in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and throughout the U.S. With more than 30 years of experience under his belt, Tim has tried over 20 cases to verdict, involving sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims, contractual disputes and other contentious employment claims. He also regularly prosecutes and defends non-compete, non-solicit and trade secret matters.

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Andrew C. Bartholomew

Andrew Bartholomew is a lawyer in the firm’s litigation group, helping clients resolve disputes involving real estate, construction, craft brewing, intellectual property and other business-related issues. Clients rely on Andy’s ability to adeptly navigate complicated laws, along with his advocacy skills, in order to achieve the best possible result. His experience spans a broad range of industries and issues, providing him with the perspective and the ability to handle the full spectrum of problems that a business of any size might encounter. Andy is a member of the group that contributes to the firm’s craft-brewing blog, At the Bar with Bowditch.

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Tim Van Dyck, Employment & Labor Practice Area Leader, is a seasoned, Chambers USA-recognized trial lawyer who defends employers of all sizes against difficult and often sensitive employment disputes in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and throughout the U.S. With more than 30 years of experience under his belt, Tim has tried over 20 cases to verdict, involving sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims, contractual disputes and other contentious employment claims. He also regularly prosecutes and defends non-compete, non-solicit and trade secret matters.

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Andrew C. Bartholomew

Andrew Bartholomew is a lawyer in the firm’s litigation group, helping clients resolve disputes involving real estate, construction, craft brewing, intellectual property and other business-related issues. Clients rely on Andy’s ability to adeptly navigate complicated laws, along with his advocacy skills, in order to achieve the best possible result. His experience spans a broad range of industries and issues, providing him with the perspective and the ability to handle the full spectrum of problems that a business of any size might encounter. Andy is a member of the group that contributes to the firm’s craft-brewing blog, At the Bar with Bowditch.

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