The exasperated young inventor of a revolutionary new device, Marcus, threatens to jump to his death when John, his employer and the rights holder to Marcus' invention, asks Kate to mediate his firing. Kate must get Marcus off the ledge, recover the device, which he's stolen, and find a fair resolution for both the disenchanted employee and his former boss.
When Kate is asked by client John Marsden to handle the termination of one of his employees, the job seems straightforward enough. Unfortunately the firee, Marcus Wright, isn't willing to go without a fight. Wright is contractually obligated to abandon a prototype he is developing, but he doesn't want to hand it over. Soon, this simple firing has become a rooftop standoff. Now, Kate's got her hands full trying to find a way to find the missing prototype, keep Marcus out of jail, and make her client, Marsden, happy.
Lauren doesn't have it much easier as she attempts to handle a divorce case for an important client. As it turns out, that's not so easy to do when one of the parties involved refuses to leave his secluded cabin in the woods, let alone sign divorce papers. But luckily for her client, Lauren can be very persuasive. Looks like Kate might not be Reed & Reed's only expert in dispute resolution.