Mediation & Arbitration Services
Our firm appreciates the value of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), including arbitration and mediation, in helping parties resolve disputes. Mediation, arbitration, and other ADR processes can often help parties avoid the expense and uncertainty of traditional litigation. Whether serving as mediators or as advocates for clients, we have seen value in working to creatively resolve disputes through ADR.
Mediation is a process for resolving disputes with the assistance of a neutral third party. The mediator assists the parties in negotiating an acceptable settlement of their dispute. The mediator does not decide the issue but helps the parties communicate and consider options for resolution.
Arbitration is a different form of dispute resolution that works outside of the court system. In this case, the arbitrator makes a decision, which, in most cases, is binding on the parties to the arbitration. In this approach, the arbitrator gives a determination of liability and, where appropriate, decides the remedy.