Jim chairs the firm’s Family Law Practice Group, which has substantial experience in... more
Jim chairs the firm’s Family Law Practice Group, which has substantial experience in complex divorce litigation. He also has wide-ranging litigation experience including trials, mediation, aribtration and appellate practice involving banks, large corporations and small businesses. He has practiced with the firm since 1992. In addition to family law, Jim is a certified NH mediatior and provides ... view profile
"When it's important enough to hire an expert." I am an Attorney, Mediator, Guardian... more
"When it's important enough to hire an expert." I am an Attorney, Mediator, Guardian ad Litem, and Collaborative Law Practitioner, with more than 30 years' experience in the courtroom trying cases. I represent my clients with skill, commitment and courage. Although I believe my clients are often better served through other methods of dispute resolution, rather than through litigati... view profile
In addition to my legal experience and working as general counsel, I have owned and... more
In addition to my legal experience and working as general counsel, I have owned and operated my own business for 10 years so I understand the issues small businesses face, not only from a legal perspective, but from cash flow, employee issues and regulatory compliance. My efforts in negotiations, contracts and business have been based on building relationships and finding creative solutions for... view profile
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.