Uncomplicating the Complicated in All Aspects of Business, Corporate and Real Estate Law.
Practice areas & skills: Mediation, Landlord & Tenant, Arbitration, Litigation, Real Estate
Founder and Chairman of the American Association of Franchisees & Dealers, a national non-profit trade association advocating for franchised business owners. The AAFD has helped launch and supports scores of franchisee associations as affiliated ...
Practice areas & skills: Mediation, Franchising
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.