Practice Areas

Business Law

Alternative dispute resolution can be especially effective in business law disputes. This is because everyone involved has something at stake and could benefit from the continuation of the relationship. When two parties share a mutual interest in ending a dispute in the best possible way, mediation is one of their best options. Mediation brings together disputing parties to discuss the issue at hand and explore the various possibilities for resolution. The process makes it possible to take a creative approach to resolving the issue and allows parties to craft a customized solution that is appropriate for their circumstances. Often, when business disputes are settled in court, there are a limited number of options available and many times, none of these options is ideal.Read More

Business Litigation

Sometimes business disputes must be settled in court. Despite parties wanting to resolve an issue as quickly and efficiently as possible, they are unable to come to terms without a third party making an absolute determination. Unfortunately, when business disputes are settled through litigation, it can be difficult to preserve relationships and even feel as if you were treated fairly. If you are a business owner and you are facing litigation, Salem (Sonny) Resha can help. Sonny has more than 35 years of litigation experience in the state of Alabama and can help protect your rights as a business owner. He understands the frustration, stress, and expense involved with resolving legal matters and he will do whatever he can to ensure you are treated fairly and that your business is provided the ability to prosper.Read More


Mediation is one of the most powerful tools available for settling any type of legal matter. Whether an issue is personal or professional, or somewhere in between, mediation provides an efficient means of resolution that helps disputing parties save time, money, and frustration. The process of mediation takes a different approach than litigation. Mediation gets right to the heart of a legal dispute and puts the disputing parties in control of the outcome. A mediator guides the conversation of the parties and helps them see the benefits of resolving the matter outside of the courtroom – but he or she is not “in charge of” the outcome. Whereas a judge makes a determination when a matter is settled in court, in mediation the disputing parties discuss potential resolutions and determine whether or not any of these resolutions is possible.Read More