Our associates are more than just capable and experienced mediators, we are also very experienced negotiators; we know just how to get you out of that difficult situation.
Our Mediation Services include:
B2B, B2C, Items and Services
HOA and Landlord/Tenant
Family & Divorce
Our Strategic Negotiation Services Include:
Deed-In-Lieu of Foreclosure
Settlement in lieu of trial
One on One
Everything said in the caucus is confidential between the mediator and the individual party except as the party expressly instructs the mediator he or she can share; or
everything said in the caucus can be shared except as the party expressly instructs the mediator to not share.
Experienced Mediators to Guide the Process of Resolution
In all cases, the mediator is attempting to constructively utilize what might otherwise be "down time" for the non-caucusing party while also attempting to create some flexibility through the inducement of new perspectives or through the creation of doubt and dissonance. In all caucus situations, there is a dramatically increased reliance on the mediator's management of the mediation process.
In negotiation, there are multiple, shared, compatible, and conflicting interests. Identifying shared and compatible interests as "common ground" or "points of agreement" is helpful in establishing a foundation for additional negotiation discussions.
Benefits of Mediation
The process of mediation is a guided negotiation, which parties attempt to negotiate a resolution of their dispute, aided by a mediator. Settling disputes through mediation can save money, eases the court load and more often than not it leaves parties in a better state of mind. There are a number of other significant benefits of mediation and they include
Generally, the cost is greatly reduced in comparison with trying to settle the matter through court. Traditional litigation is very expensive and the total cost is highly unpredictable.
Mediation increases the control the parties have over the resolution. Each party is directly involved in negotiating their own agreement and no settlement can be imposed upon you.
Unlike the potential publicity of court proceedings, matters discussed at the mediation is entirely confidential to the parties (unless specifically agreed otherwise).
Any party may withdraw at any time.
Mediators are trained in working with difficult situations. The mediator acts as a neutral facilitator and supports each party through the process.
The mediation is arranged at a venue convenient to the parties, whom each have their own room as well as a separate room for joint meetings.
Because mediation can be used early in a dispute, an agreement can usually be reached quicker than if pursuing through the courts.
Preserves the Relationship
High Compliance Rate
Whether it may be a business or family dispute, preservation of relationships can be a key benefit of mediation. Mediation helps participants focus on effectively communicating with each other as opposed to attacking each other.
Parties who have reached their own agreement in mediation are also generally more likely to follow through and comply with its terms than those whose resolution has been imposed by a third-party decision-maker.
“The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.” — Sandra Day O’Connor