Laverne Berry is an entertainment and media business affairs attorney. She was... more
Laverne Berry is an entertainment and media business affairs attorney. She was admitted to the bar in 1996 after having worked as a television producer and media business executive for 18 years. As an attorney, she represents on-air talent, independent producers, television and film production companies and cable networks. Her clients have earned numerous awards, including prestigious film fest... view profile
I am a lawyer/mediator with decades of litigation experience in New York courts. I... more
I am a lawyer/mediator with decades of litigation experience in New York courts. I am certified by the New York Office of Court Administration as an attorney for children in custody matters. As a matrimonial attorney, I may be retained in any sort of family law matter ranging from prenuptial agreements, to contested or uncontested divorce, separation, custody, support, protective, and paterni... 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.