Negotiation and Litigation

On Your Side

When conversations break down, when you don’t know the right words to say, or if you think you may need to go to court, get an expert on your side.

Sometimes, a short call from a lawyer is all it takes

What to Expect

Every problem is a little different. When you schedule an appointment, we’ll talk through the challenge you’re facing, what your goals are, and what strategies we can use to achieve them.

We’ll decide

  • How much is at stake?
  • Are there important dates to consider?
  • How much is it worth to solve this?
  • Who are the other people involved and what are their goals?

Once we do this, we can create a plan. In most cases it is worth starting with negotiation, which can include:

  • A phone call from an attorney
  • A demand letter
  • A scheduled in-person or virtual meeting with everyone

Often, when a lawyer helps everyone communicate like grown ups and gives everyone a chance to be heard, the group can successfully negotiate a solution.

Negotiation is highly successful and very affordable.


Hourly Legal Billing

You only pay for the actual time. If it takes 42 minutes, that’s what you pay for. Here are some examples of how much time you may need.

Example: Stalled Contract Negotiation

A client had a contract to purchase property. After a year the seller insisted on speeding up the plan. Matt reviewed the options and drafted two legal documents, one with strategies for the client and a second the client could share with the seller. After the seller reviewed the document with a lawyer they agreed to stick to the original terms.
3 hours

Example: Small Claims Court

Small claims court is for quick solutions to smaller issue, but sometimes the principle is more important than the money. You do not need a lawyer, but it helps. A client had an issue that required a court hearing, which required preparation, sending official notice to everyone, an appearance in court, and then completing the judgment.
8 hours

Common Questions

Whatever Your Business, I Can Help

My dream is to help small businesses, startups, shopkeepers, and entrepreneurs just like you. Let’s work together to answer your business & legal questions.

Matthew Nuzum Business Attorney

Why I Love Helping Small Businesses

Small businesses make up 99% of US businesses, according to JP Morgan & Chase, and half of all US workers work for these small businesses. Nothing gives a sense of empowerment and accomplishment like running your own business and being your own boss. Also, small businesses tend to have strong connections with their communities and the money they generate tends to stay in these communities.

I grew up in an entrepreneurial family and started working for my dad’s family business at age 13. I started my own business in high school and another in my 20’s. After a few years working in the high-tech startup world, I decided to go to business school and then law school so that I could help others experience the dream and excitement of launching their big idea.

I want to help you succeed. Schedule a time to meet with me so that we can work together.