Outside of my law practice, I presently serve as Vice Chair on the Board of Trustees... more
Outside of my law practice, I presently serve as Vice Chair on the Board of Trustees of the Michigan State University College of Law and its Finance Committee. Beth and I enjoy a cottage on Lake Michigan and we are members of Lincoln Hills Country Club in Ludington where we enjoy playing golf nearly every weekend. We have been married for over 35 years and we are the proud parents of two very a... view profile
I worked during college as a construction laborer which served as the foundation for... more
I worked during college as a construction laborer which served as the foundation for my interest and expertise as a construction law attorney. I am proud to be one of four attorneys in my family. My older brother(deceased) and two of my four sons have practiced law. My wife Debby and I are avid golfers. We also enjoy weekends at our summer cottage on Elk Lake in Norhtern Michigan.
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.
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