In many situations, mediation can provide the opportunity to resolve your dispute without the expense of drawn out litigation, a trial, or an arbitration hearing. As a mediator, I serve as the neutral person, selected by both sides in a conflict. I help all parties identify the issues, understand each side’s positions, and view how a judge or panel might see things.
As your mediator, I would not make moral judgments or make decisions for you. My goal is to help you reach a reasonable settlement.
Best of all, mediation is a confidential “off-the-record” process where both sides can be as candid as they want with each other and with the mediator. You do not have to worry about your statements being used against you later.
With mediation you can:
Resolve conflicts quickly
Mediations typically last one day, though more complex cases may last longer. Trials and arbitrations can drag out for months.
Because mediation is so efficient, it generally is far less expensive to mediate a dispute. You do not have to pay for attorneys, experts, document production, witnesses, and depositions. In most cases, the parties share the costs of the mediation.
Mediation is designed to be collaborative rather than contentious; you may be able to save personal and business relationships by working with the other party towards settlement. You also will avoid the emotional drain that accompanies most disputes, and minimize your time away from work and family.
Have more control
In a mediation the parties – not a judge, jury, or arbitration panel – maintain control of the situation.
I have been trained as a mediator through the Harvard Negotiation Institute; I can assist you and your opponents to work toward and attain the best possible outcome for everyone involved. For more than 15 years, I have participated as an advocate in mediations, nearly all of which have resulted in the satisfactory resolution of on-going litigation and arbitrations. Coupled with my training and observations, I am well suited to assist you and your adversary in resolving your dispute.