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Approach To Mediaton

 

Four Keys to Successful Mediation

Attorneys and parties who have worked with me as mediator have mentioned 4 elements of my approach to mediation which have been particularly helpful in successfully settling their cases:

ONE - Careful preparation prior to the mediation session

I have found that thorough and thoughtful preparation prior to a mediation session is critical to the parties' ability to resolve a case at the time of mediation. My goal in this preparation stage is Read more...

TWO - Prompt follow-up with counsel in unsettled cases

Occasionally, a case may not settle at mediation, even though significant movement toward settlement may have been achieved. In these instances, I follow-up with post-mediation calls to maintain the momentum from the session and work with counsel to achieve a settlement within the following week or two.

THREE - Bringing to bear the skills of a seasoned business lawyer and negotiator

Throughout the pre-mediation and mediation process, I draw upon my experience in negotiating a wide range of transactions, including acquisitions, securities offerings and sales and employment agreements, to hone in on the business steps the parties can take to bridge their differences and move ahead. In doing this I use my familiarity with the types of agreements that work in the business world as well as the ability to persuade parties to reach agreements.

FOUR - Communicating effectively and building trust

I work hard at creating an informal, comfortable atmosphere in which the parties, together with their counsel, are sufficiently relaxed to actually hear opposing viewpoints and thoughtfully evaluate all sides of the dispute. Read More...

 

"Your services as our mediator were superb. I'm convinced we wouldn't have settled this case without your artful participation; you crafted the mediation with exceptional attention to detail and thorough preparation of counsel prior to the mediation session and then infused the mediation itself with the proper mix of merits and economics."

 

Dennis D. Brown

Law Offices of

Dennis D. Brown

San Jose, California