While litigation can resolve a dispute successfully, it may not always be the most cost effective or practical way to resolve the matter. Recently, a client had a dispute with another client of ours, and wanted to file a lawsuit against our other client. We could not represent either party in litigation due to the potential conflict of interest. However, we could serve as a mediator provided both parties agreed to a conflict waiver.
Mediation is a process where a person known as mediator acts as a neutral third party to help facilitate a settlement between the parties. Our attorneys have years of experience acting as private mediator and settlement conference judge, so we were confident that we could assist in resolving the dispute. Both parties agreed to allow us to act as mediator. We successfully navigated through the issues the partied had with one another and we were able to settle the case. Instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars in attorneys’ fees, the parties spent just a fraction of what they would have in litigation through mediation. Instead of spending months, if not years in litigation, we were able to resolve the dispute in a matter of days through the mediation process. Most importantly, the parties are now able to focus on rebuilding their business relationship that only would have been torn further apart in litigation.
There are several methods of alternative dispute resolution to trial available to parties including arbitration, settlement conferences and mediation. At Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, PLLC we have trained mediators and/or arbitrators to assist in resolving client’s disputes. If you or someone you know is in a dispute and does not want to go through the expense and headaches sometimes associated with litigation, consider our firm to act as a mediator or arbitrator. After all, Our Business is Your Peace of Mind®.
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