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  • Potential Outcomes of a  Mediation Session

    Potential Outcomes of a Mediation Session

    When parties find themselves in a commercial dispute, they often look to mediation as a means of resolving the issue without going to court. Mediation is a process where a neutral third party, the mediator, helps the parties negotiate and reach a mutually agreeable settlement. A successful mediation session can lead to a number of…

  • How To Select a Qualified  Mediator

    How To Select a Qualified Mediator

    How To Select a Qualified Commercial Mediator. When it comes to resolving disputes in a commercial setting, mediation can be an effective solution that can help parties avoid the time and expense of litigation. However, selecting the right mediator is key to a successful outcome. Here are some tips on how to select a qualified…

  • How to Prepare for a Commercial Mediation

    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…

  • Process of Commercial Mediation

    Commercial mediation is a process of resolving disputes that arise in business transactions. It involves a neutral third-party mediator, such as myself, who facilitates negotiations between parties in conflict to arrive at a mutually acceptable resolution. Mediation is a flexible process that allows parties to explore various options for resolving disputes, and it is often…

  • When It’s Just the Attorney at the Mediation.

    When It’s Just the Attorney at the Mediation. At a seminar hosted by Gary Weiner, former Mediation Program Administrator at the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, for the Court’s Mediation Panel, we had lively discussion about Provost v Regents, (2011) 201 Cal.App.4th 1289. I would like to focus on only one aspect raised…

  • What do good mediators do?

    What do good mediators do? A mediator quickly gets all sides to build trust in the mediator so that:  They believe and understand what I need to accomplish with them at the mediation. As mediator, I’m their new best friend by the end of the mediation session so that I can persuade them to do…

  • What important understanding did you think you had when you originally got involved together?

    What important understanding did you think you had when you originally got involved together? What important understanding did you think you had when you originally got involved together? The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation…

  • What’s wrong with the other side’s case?

    What’s wrong with the other side’s case? The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation in the settlement.  Based on my experience as a mediator, these are a collection of tasks each participant needs to complete…

  • What is the weakness in your case?

    What are the weaknesses in your case? The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation in the settlement.  Based on my experience as a mediator, these are a collection of tasks each participant needs to complete…

  • At what point will you know that the potential agreement is better than going to court?

    At what point will you know that the potential agreement is better than going to court? The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation in the settlement.  Based on my experience as a mediator, these are…