Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) offers timely, confidential, and cost effective options to today’s litigation and court procedures. Our dispute resolution lawyers can help you explore alternatives to litigation, including:

• Arbitration – a simplified version of a trial where both parties present their cases before a single arbitrator or a panel of arbitrators who render a decision.

• Mediation – a less formal process where skilled mediators and counsel work to establish a mutually accepted resolution. Mediation also offers the flexibility for outcomes that are not usually available in either the judicial or arbitration settings.

Our attorneys are highly skilled in ADR procedures and work carefully with each client to determine the best method for conflict resolution. We take an active role in dispute negotiations and are dedicated to guiding and positioning our clients to make the most of the dispute resolution process by developing negotiating strategies to achieve equitable resolutions.

In addition to representing clients during the ADR process, our dispute resolution attorneys are frequently selected to act as arbitrators and have experience working as mediators on a wide range of matters including securities fraud arbitration, construction arbitration, and medical arbitration.  We also counsel clients in the use of arbitration clauses as effective tools in a wide array of business arrangements ranging from employment contracts to licensing agreements.

Because Alternative Dispute Resolution is applicable in a wide array of situations, we work with attorneys in many other practice areas throughout the Firm. Our experience enables us to offer a comprehensive and thorough analysis of each dispute to keep our clients aware of their options so they can decide what is best for their business.

Collaborative Divorce/Family Law
Collaborative Law is an alternative method for finding a path to resolve marital difficulties that is both client and child-centered. Parties each have their own attorney but collaborate as a group, sometimes with the help of an allied professional. The group meets to identify the priorities, goals, needs and interests of the parties and help them progress towards and create a settlement that is consistent with these ideas. Collaborative Law is based on the premise that the parties involved can make better decisions about their children and their families than a judge.