- Certified Mediation Specialist
- Focus on Business Dispute
Whether you run one-person shop, or head up a substantial enterprise, or supply goods or services to others, you know that disputes between companies, contractors, vendors, clients, employees and investors are inevitable, time-consuming and expensive. Mediation can quickly and efficiently help you resolve your legal issues, for a fraction of the cost of a lawsuit, formal arbitration or just a lot of back and forth between lawyers billing you by the hour: extensive academic research shows that it works 80-90% of the time. You can use mediation to stop spending your time, your energy and your money on lawyers and letting disputes take you away from running your business.
As a mediator, I bring a unique blend of business and legal experience that means I can understand the issues and help reach a solution quickly and efficiently. I’ve worked in the legal, financial and business world for over 30 years. A bit about my background. After graduating from Yale and the University of Virginia law school, I began my career as a Wall Street corporate tax and finance lawyer, spending 8 years at the mega-firm O’Melveny & Myers. I then moved into the business world, and for over 20 years, I have worked either in small to medium businesses or as a business and financial consultant. I started as General Counsel, and then held positions as CFO/COO, and even CEO for a time. Regardless of my title, I always managed all legal affairs. Over the years, I have handled virtually every kind of legal issue you are likely to encounter, including investment, sales and acquisitions, general corporate and board matters, stock options, HR and employment, intellectual property, leases, and every kind of contract. Over my many years, I have successfully resolved countless disputes without restoring to litigation.
I believe there is a growing need for an alternative dispute resolution in the business world. I am there now am now offering my skills and experience as a professional mediator. If you want to learn more about how mediation can resolve the issues that are distracting you from focusing on your business, please give me a call for a free initial consultation.