Has your business come to a standstill because of undisputed issues?
Don’t have anyone on staff with the credentials, expertise and negotiation skills required to resolve them?
If you answered yes, you need a Business Mediator who knows the corporate world inside and out.
However, these are inescapable parts of running an organization which, if handled well, can result in big gains. It could be anything from a contractual dispute to a disagreement between business partners, vendors and employees. In such cases, a Business Mediator will prove invaluable because they:
De-Escalate Tense Situations
Irrespective of the scale of a conflict, things can get heated and if they escalate, the experience can be quite draining. And in many cases negatively affect employee morale, decrease employee productivity and loss of staff.
Take contractual disputes, for instance. Irrespective of how complex or simple a contract is, there is always room for doubt and ambiguity. If those issues are not resolved, one party may threaten to sue the other or ask for monetary compensation for supposed damages.
Rather than taking the legal route, which is always costly for all, if both parties agree to a mediation agreement, both can get what they want with a mutually amicable solution.
Resolve Disputes Amicably
Mediation offers an amicable way to resolve conflicts without escalating them since it doesn’t take sides. The aim is to find a mutual solution that meets the needs of both parties. Since both parties come to an agreement together, they are more likely to follow it and since the experience can be referenced for future disputes, it can nip other potential issues in the bud.
This is a preferable method than hiring a lawyer who typically charge thousands of dollars in fees. Additionally, mediation works more quickly and can last for a couple hours, unlike dispute resolution from a lawyer that can take numerous hours to complete. If the other party hired their own attorney, the conflict could last for days., even weeks. Additionally, unlike public court cases, mediation is conducted behind closed doors at a venue that is convenient for both parties. Mediation guarantees that the issue and its result will never be placed in the public domain. Mediation is confidential.
Are Masters of Communication
Skilled mediators are Masters of Communication. They know how to “read” people, diffuse tension and streamline open discussions that can result in a fair and reasonable resolution. In other words, a mediator is master at refocusing people on mutually beneficial outcomes without ruffling feathers, so to speak. As critical thinkers and problem-solvers, they help involved parties to see a conflict from a different viewpoint, without letting personal biases interfere.
That is not to say that mediation always ends in a settlement. However, even if id a party does not agree with the other party, you will at least be aware of their biggest concerns in the conflict and can act accordingly in the future.
Arbitration is a process where the facts are submitted to an arbitrator or an arbitration panel and after reviewing all evidence, a final decision is made. The decision is final and binding.
Remember, trials are unpredictable. No one can guess what a jury (or even a judge) may decide. Mediators’ fees are almost always split between the parties; you’ll know the fee your mediator will charge prior to the mediation.
My main areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
- Pre-suit disputes
- County, Civil mediations for contracts, landlord/tenant disputes, intellectual property, internet, foreclosures, personal injury, to name a few.
- Alternative conflict resolution.
- Business and Contractual law
In the business world, even the smallest issues can take on devastating proportions if they are not resolved in a timely and cordial and mutually beneficial manner. Whether it involves contractual obligations or issues between investors, vendors, employees or creditors, I have the business experience and extensive knowledge into the corporate legal framework to make a positive difference.
Besides streamlining the mediation process, my expertise saves time. Think about it. Would you rather spend more time negotiating terms or explaining basic terms to the mediator? With a skilled and certified Business Mediator, you can expedite these meetings without incurring extra costs.