Roger Harper, Principal, Creative Dispute Resolutions, is a mediator and arbitrator in Nashville, Tenn. He has over 25 years in the construction and development industry. He specializes in resolving disputes and assists contractors and owners with claims analysis and preparations. He may be contacted at 615-218-4102 or by email. For more information, visit www.rharperadr.com.
Today almost every contractor and subcontractor I come in contact with is in survival mode. Many have the cash to survive the lean times in their receivables - if they can collect them. If you have uncollected receivables, your choices are to write off the debt, sue your customer in court to collect, or use mediation or arbitration to reach a settlement.