How to Handle Business Disagreements While Not Being Disagreeable | Brian Haussmann | #13

by | Feb 23, 2022 | Business Disagreement

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How to Handle Business Disagreements While Not Being Disagreeable | Brian Haussmann | #13

by Dave Lorenzo

Litigation is not cheap, fast, or fair and if you are involved in it, you want to be represented by someone you like – because you are going to spend a lot of time together. But don’t nice (people) guys finish last? Don’t you need a killer attorney who will bang on the table, jump up and down and scream and yell?

No. You don’t

On this episode of the Inside BS Show, Dave Lorenzo interviews Brian Haussmann, an excellent litigator, and a nice person. Brian is the secret weapon people bring into the court room. How does he do it? What are his secrets? He shares them all on today’s show.


00:00 – Intro: How to Handle Business Disagreements While Not Being Disagreeable
01:30 – How distracting is a lawsuit to a business owner?
03:30 – Even Lawyers Get Sucked into Disputes! The Garbage Can Story
08:20 – How Do You Talk Sense to an Unreasonable Client?
10:20 – The Most Expensive Words in the English Language
11:30 – How Does Brian Control His Emotions When Someone He Likes Is Going to Get Beat in a Case?
16:45 – What Does a Litigator Do When a Client Won’t Take His Advice? 
22:00What is the Best Recipe for Staying Out of Business Disputes?
27:40 How Does Brian Know When He Has Done a Good Job?
35:30 – Why is the Mediation Process Essential to Winning Litigation?
37:00 – Why Do you Need a Lawyer Who is Good in a Mediation?
39:00 – Mediation is Great for Uncovering Important Negotiation Points
40:30 – Is There a Difference Between In-Person Mediation and Zoom Mediation?

Brian Haussmann’s Contact Information (312) 762-9471

About Brian Haussmann Brian a trial lawyer and trusted advisor to founders, owners, and investors in privately held companies. He represents his clients in mission-critical disputes involving corporate ownership and governance. His cases often involve business divorce or dissolution, valuation disputes, fiduciary duty claims, partnership and shareholder rights, and company mergers and acquisitions.

Haussmann also has extensive experience litigating disputes involving commercial real estate for developers, investors, landlords, and tenants. In addition, he regularly handles business and employment cases concerning trade secrets, executive compensation, restrictive covenants, strict product liability, defamation, the Uniform Commercial Code, antitrust violations, and insurance coverage.

Haussmann also advises clients on matters not in litigation and has helped to resolve important disputes without filing suit. Haussmann regularly counsels corporate clients with repeat litigation matters. For example, he helped a national food chain develop a protocol for resolving common disputes over leased properties throughout the country. He also helped an automobile manufacturer employ early case evaluation to resolve product liability actions.

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