R. Paul Faxon LLC | Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Resolving disputes efficiently and collaboratively, and without costly litigation.

When parties find themselves entering into a legal dispute, they should seriously consider exploring the full range of alternatives to litigation. Alternative Dispute Resolution vehicles, such as mediation and collaborative law, often present a more efficient, less adversarial, and more client-centered option to civil litigation.

 

Parties who choose an Alternative Dispute Resolution process to resolve conflicts are often involved in private companies or family businesses; acting as principals within one enterprise; or in a contractor-subcontractor relationship. These clients seek to thoroughly understand the options for finding a solution to their disputes in a manner that gives them a voice with full participation in shaping the outcome of their conflict. These problem-solving legal dispute methods also allow the parties to overcome their differences with confidentiality and in a time and cost efficient way.

 

I often am called upon to introduce the parties in the dispute to experts in complementary fields, including valuation, accounting and business consulting, for the parties evaluation and selection as neutral experts or otherwise. In the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution, I provide the following services:

  • Analysis of a broad spectrum of process alternatives for resolving a specific legal dispute in order to facilitate the client’s informed choice
  • Evaluative mediation as the neutral mediator or counsel for one party
  • Facilitative mediation as the neutral mediator or counsel for one party
  • Collaborative Law as counsel for one party
  • Collaborative Law as the jointly retained neutral legal expert

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln

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