Transactional and Business Counseling
Ms. Defaii provides advice and representation to clients in regard to business and commercial contracts, including commercial leases. She negotiates on her clients’ behalf, prepares or reviews such contracts and lease agreements. She also provides counseling and prepares employment agreements relating to key employees.
Nearly 95% of cases settle outside of trial. Ms. Defaii's goal is to limit the attorney’s fees the parties will expend in trying to resolve their disputes. Many disputes merely require a neutral party to help facilitate a compromise which will allow the parties to avoid the lengthy, turmultuous, and many times unpredictable litigation track to trial. By stressing the importance of doing a risk/benefit analysis, Ms. Defaii aids the clients to resolve disputes to benefit her clients and reduce the stressors that come with the adversarial proceeding of litigation. Ms. Defaii helps clients see cases through to mediation as well as acts as a mediator where the parties are represented by individual counsel or are not represented by counsel.
Ms. Defaii represents clients in a broad range of litigation matters, specializing in business and commercial transactions. She also represents clients in custody and divorce proceedings. She provides pre-litigation counseling and case evaluation; and if litigation is appropriate and necessary, she personally handles cases from inception through trial and any subsequent appellate proceedings. Ms. Defaii believes in guiding her clients through the legal proceedings with thorough explanation of the process, which is most often unknown to litigants, and helping ease their worries by discussing and explaining the assessments of the case with clients at each juncture.
Ms. Defaii has successfully handled transactional matters as well as litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings, involving commercial contracts and leases, purchase and sale of businesses, oral contract disputes, partnership disputes and claims, employment contract disputes, family law matters including custody, visitation, divorce, and bankruptcy.