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Mediation Attorney Overview

Elite Mediation Attorney

Lawyer Assistance Settling Business Law Disputes

When a business faces legal disputes that must be resolved, the costs involved in litigating these disputes in court can be prohibitive. In order to reach a resolution to these matters without the need for litigation, businesses often choose to use methods of alternative dispute resolution. Mediation is one common method used to settle disputes between parties, and it can allow them to reach a mutually agreeable settlement in a much faster and more efficient manner. An experienced business law attorney can help you understand whether mediation may be beneficial as you work to resolve your legal issues.

The Mediation Process

Mediation consists of informal meetings between the parties that are facilitated by an impartial third party. During mediation, each party may also be represented by their own lawyer. A mediator may be an attorney, but they will not represent either party, and they will not make any decisions. Rather, they will ensure that both parties are able to state their concerns and clarify the issues that must be resolved, then work with the parties either together or separately to propose solutions, reach compromises, and eventually create a settlement that can be agreed upon by both parties.

Unlike litigation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration, mediation is not legally binding unless both parties agree on the settlement. Anything discussed during mediation is confidential, and if the mediation process fails, the mediator cannot be called as a witness in any subsequent legal proceedings.

Mediation can be used to settle a variety of business law disputes, including:

Businesses that wish to settle legal disputes in a quick and efficient manner without incurring the costs of taking a case to trial may wish to consider mediation. However, they should be aware that there is no guarantee that a favorable settlement will be reached during the mediation process. An experienced business lawyer can help you understand the benefits and drawbacks of mediation, provide you with counsel and representation during the mediation process, and ensure that your settlement meets all legal requirements and protects your company's interests.

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