How to Prepare for a Commercial Mediation

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Commercial mediation can be an effective way to resolve disputes between businesses. It is a cost-effective and time-efficient way to settle disputes without having to go through the lengthy and costly court system. However, to ensure that your mediation session is successful, it is important to prepare adequately beforehand. Here are some tips on how to prepare for a commercial mediation session.

Understand the Mediation Process

Before you attend a mediation session, it is essential to understand how the process works. I as mediator, will act as a neutral third party to help the parties come to a mutually agreeable solution. The process will involve an opening session, private sessions with each party, and a closing session. Familiarize yourself with the process so you can understand what to expect and how to conduct yourself during the session.

Know your Facts

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for a mediation session is to gather all the necessary information and documents related to the dispute. Be prepared to present your case clearly and concisely to the mediator. This includes understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your position, as well as being able to identify potential solutions to the dispute.

Define your Goals

Before entering the mediation session, define your goals for the mediation. What do you hope to achieve from the session? Understanding your goals will help you to stay focused and on track during the mediation process. It will also help you to evaluate the success of the mediation session and determine if it was a good use of your time and resources.

Consider Different Solutions

As part of your preparation, consider different solutions to the dispute. This could include options for settlement, compromise, or other creative solutions that are mutually beneficial to both parties. Having a range of options to present during the mediation session can help to facilitate a quicker and more successful resolution.

Choose a Skilled Mediator

Finally, it is important to choose a skilled mediator, such as myself, who is experienced in commercial mediation. Look for a mediator who has a good reputation and who has successfully mediated disputes in the past. A skilled mediator can help guide the parties through the process, identify common interests, and help the parties reach a mutually agreeable solution. As such a mediator, please contact me to start the process of resolving your dispute.

Preparing for a commercial mediation session is critical to achieving a successful outcome. By understanding the process, gathering the necessary information, defining your goals, considering different solutions, and choosing a skilled mediator, you can increase your chances of a successful mediation session. Mediation can be an effective way to resolve disputes and can help to maintain good business relationships between the parties involved.

For an experienced Mediator to help negotiate a resolution to your commercial dispute contact Ken Strongman. Here.

About the Author: As a professional Mediator and Arbitrator since 2004 Ken Strongman has years of experience and has successfully resolved disputes in the fields of Business/Commercial, Securities, Estates/Probate/Trusts, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Construction Defects, Construction Contracts, Employment, and Environment. He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.

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