Mediation is a confidential form of dispute resolution in which the parties work with a neutral third party--the Mediator--to reach an agreement or an accord which resolves their differences. When the parties reach an agreement, the essential terms are reduced to writing, and the parties sign a settlement memorandum which memorializes the agreement.
We have extensive experience mediating a broad array of matters.
we have mediated everything from "A to Z" (ADA to Zoning), so this list is representative but far from exhaustive:
- Contract Disputes
- Homeowners Associations
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Professional Negligence
- Real Estate
- Shareholder/Member Disputes
In many matters, we advocate mediation at the early stages of a dispute. In business and in personal matters, mediation can be invaluable in assisting the parties to work together to reach common goals: reaching agreements which can keep relationships intact; and keeping business running when they might otherwise have dissolved. In those matters, mediation prior to litigation or in the early stages of litigation can be beneficial.
We recognize that in other matters (including cases in which obtaining discovery through the court system is critical), mediation needs to occur later in the litigation process. In those matters, we are certainly available to mediate up to the eve of trial.