Nuchereno & Nagel- Client First Philosophy
Nuchereno & Nagel was founded with the philosophy that places the long term interest of our clients first. On those cases that must be litigated- the litigation side, of the legal practice, this philosophy drives us to help clients make decisions based not on the emotion of today, but on a calm and reflective evaluation of the costs and benefits. On those cases that are not litigated- the transactional side, we focus on not just getting a particular legal matter brought to completion, but on helping the client assure that the manner of completion furthers the client’s best interest.
Trial Lawyers with Litigation Expertise
Litigation is something generally to be used as a last resort. When it becomes necessary, however, clients need to know that their lawyers have a proven litigation track record. On the litigation side practice of law, there are “litigators” and there are “trial lawyers”. “Litigators” file pleadings, take depositions and write Briefs, but rarely, if ever, actually go to trial. “Trial lawyers” do what is necessary to fully prepare for and then actually try cases which cannot be otherwise resolved. We pride ourselves on being, and having the reputation of being true “trial lawyers.” We have tried in courtrooms hundreds of cases. We also know that the best way to achieve an acceptable settlement for our clients is to approach each case as if it will actually be tried. That preparation and our reputation of embracing, rather than fearing the trial process, generate the kind of settlements that satisfy clients.
Deal Makers with Transactional Expertise
On the non-litigation side- the so-called transactional side, where most legal matters are brought to completion, there are “deal breakers” and “deal makers.” “Deal breakers” nit-pick and jeopardize solid deals with an inflexible “do it my way” attitude. “Deal makers” look for ways to make the deal work, while protecting the client on all significant and important points. Our job is to help our clients understand the risks and rewards of particular transactions, so that they can make informed and intelligent decisions. If a client wants to make a deal, we promise our diligence, experience and attention to detail to make the deal happen.
We have intentionally kept the firm significantly smaller than other firms that handle the high stakes litigation and transactional work that we do. In addition to allowing us to focus on client representation, rather than administrative issues, our small size allows us to be nimble and responsive, while still having the personnel necessary to handle larger cases and projects for our clients who have returned again and again.
Alternatives for Dispute Resolution
Most attorneys are typically involved in negotiation, but not all firms believe and participate in Mediation and Collaborative Law. Alternative Dispute Resolution is a method for resolving disputes outside of the official judicial mechanisms. The Alternative Dispute processes and techniques act as a means for disagreeing parties to come to an agreement separate, apart and short of litigation. It is a way the parties can settle disputes, usually at a cost savings, with a preference for creativity and confidentiality. It is our experience that many of our clients prefer to have a greater voice in the outcome of their dispute. Alternative Dispute Resolution is often a means towards that end.