Hunt & Associates P.C.

Mar 15, 2016

Negotiations 101: Prepare, Prepare, Prepare!

I still recall bits and pieces of the first negotiation I did as a lawyer more than 30 years ago. I was a new lawyer in a firm that specialized in maritime law, a subject area which seemed to suit me, as I had sailed in the merchant marine and was well acquainted with ships and things nautical. One of the firm’s clients was a tugboat owner who found himself in need of a barge … Read more

Feb 16, 2016

Negotiating Tips for Face to Face Encounters

Negotiation is a fact of life. In a very real sense, we are all negotiators. Inevitably, our own needs and concerns bump up against the needs and concerns of those around us and we bargain in order to reconcile our needs/concerns with those of others.

That said, some people are clearly better at negotiating than others. Some people just seem to have a special talent for knowing just what to say at just the right … Read more

Dec 22, 2015

Negotiating? What’s Your Approach?

“Like it or not, you are a negotiator. Negotiation is a fact of life. You discuss a raise with your boss. You try to agree with a stranger on a price for his house. Two lawyers try to settle a lawsuit arising from a car accident. A group of oil companies plan a joint venture exploring for offshore oil. A city official meets with union leaders to avert a transit strike. The United States Secretary … Read more

Nov 17, 2015

Negotiating a Business Contract? Consider the Other Party’s Interests

People in business are constantly engaged in negotiating: with existing and prospective customers; with suppliers and other vendors; and, with others within their own organizations. Those who are successful in business are quite often those who have developed the skill set necessary to become effective negotiators. Good negotiators recognize that a successful negotiation is about more than just making a deal – it is about making a good deal. Good deals are more apt to … Read more