WHY CHOOSE MEDIATION OVER ARBITRATION OR LITIGATION?
What is the best way to handle a conflict with a business associate? Clearly, if you start litigation or arbitration you have created an adversarial proceeding. Each side will draw “lines in the sand” and the lawyers will begin the battle. Both sides will quickly spend a great deal of money on lawyer fees. More important, is it likely that either party will ever want to do business with the other in the future? Probably not is generally the answer.
Mediation is a different process with a totally different goal. That goal is to reach a mutually acceptable compromise. Each side may have to give up a little; however, it can be a positive situation because it should be a “win-win” result. If each party can listen to the other then a future business relationship is quite possible.
TYPES OF DISPUTES
Set forth below is a partial list of disputes that can be mediated:
- Commercial Landlord-Tenant
- General Partners – Limited Partners
- Family Business Owners – Their Children
- Corporations – Shareholders
- Attorney – Client
- Accountant – Client
- Business Manager – Client
- Buyer-Sellers of Real Estate
- Co-Owners of Real Estate
HOW TO PICK A MEDIATOR
The person you select should have a great deal of experience dealing with the subject matter of the dispute. Generally, it takes years to learn the background with respect to the areas of the dispute set forth above. Therefore, it is logical to find a mediator who knows the ins and outs of the topic. There is no substitute for practical “real world” experience.
Call us today and let us help you find a “win-win” solution to an ongoing dispute.