Practice Areas


MEDIATION OR LITIGATION

While litigation is routinely utilized to resolve legal disputes, mediation offers numerous advantages to court room litigation and is often a better choice. Efficiency: Mediation is generally more efficient than litigation and less time consuming. Waiting for trial dates often takes several years, whereas mediation usually can be scheduled as soon as all parties have agreed on a mediator and an acceptable date can be set. Privacy: In contrast to litigation, mediation is private. When a legal issue is litigated in a courtroom, the discussions held during the trial, the information exchanged, and the resolutions are all a matter of public record.Read More

PERSONAL INJURY MEDIATION

Mediation is used to resolve disputes related to accidents causing bodily injury to one or more persons. While most injured parties are looking for a financial resolution, often, if government entities are involved, action can be taken, whether in the form of a new law or safety initiative, which can help prevent future similar occurrences. This result is not possible using traditional litigation. Mediation of personal injury cases can be beneficial to both parties because issues can be resolved more quickly , control remains in the hands of those most intimately affected, and costs can be kept under control. Mediation is successful when all sides agree on a mutually fair outcome.Read More

CONDOMINIUM MEDIATION

Condominium mediation differs from most other types of conflict resolution in that the parties involved must continue to co-exist in close physical proximity to one another. Quick resolution of disputed issues offers the greatest possibility of maintaining a harmonious living environment. The issues most often causing disputes in condominiums or ownership communities fall into two main categories: disputes among owners and disputes between owners and the condominium board of directors or management. Disputes between owners can arise from matters as trivial as balcony decor to as serious as flooding in an individual unit caused by water problems in another unit.Read More

SPORTS LAW

Sporting activities involve numerous situations for which Mediation may be useful. Professional athletes are extremely visible, both due to the high salaries they command and the huge price placed on team franchises. Because of the monetary value placed on such athletes, contract disputes often arise, as well as accusations such as substance abuse, sexual harassment, and unfair practices like the recent “deflate gate” controversy. Professional athletics, however, is a small part of the athletic scene. Few are aware of how contentious athletics can be at the national or local level. Sporting organizations often have disputes pertaining to the eligibility of an athleteRead More

REAL ESTATE MEDIATION

Real Estate Mediation, including Residential and Commercial construction, Development, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Title Insurance disputes, Landlord Tenant disputes, Commercial Lease disputes, Mold Contamination, and related matters are all areas ripe for mediation and the subject matter for Alternative Dispute Resolution. Some of the Real Estate disputes may arise out of a breach of warranty, fraudulent representations within a contract, sub-contractor’s actions against a General Contractor or Construction Manager for non-payment of a draw request, the inability to lease to a particular vendor due to restrictive language in an anchor tenant’s leaseRead More