Mediation can be used for resolving commercial disputes in Boca Raton, FL. It is effective in a variety of different cases.
Mediation is a voluntary process and both sides must agree to negotiate in mediation and they must be in agreement before a resolution in mediation can be finalized.
In mediation, a third-party neutral mediator, often someone who is or was a lawyer or judge is brought in to facilitate the process. He or she listens to both sides and helps them explore their options regarding resolution. Commercial mediation has been increasing in popularity because it allows parties involved in a dispute to resolve their issue in a more efficient and cost-effective manner. Businesses are often interested in using mediation because it is such an effective way to resolve a dispute.
Mediation is effective for resolving a number of different commercial disputes, including:
- Claims of breach of contract
- Unfair competition claims
- Business torts
- Contract issues with vendors
- Collection efforts
- Mortgage foreclosures
- Creditor disputes
- Employment disputes
Mediation offers a variety of benefits for those involved in commercial disputes. For instance:
Commercial mediation is confidential. This means that businesses are able to freely discuss their issues and speak openly and honestly without concern of the public finding out any sensitive information. If mediation is unsuccessful, anything said during the mediation session cannot be used against either party in litigation. Businesses enjoy the private nature of mediation and know that the protection it provides is worth the investment in negotiating a dispute.
Commercial mediation is based in communication. This not only makes the process of resolving a commercial dispute easier, it also means that mutually beneficial relationships will be protected in the long run. A dispute does not automatically mean a business relationship will be destroyed.
Commercial mediation is flexible and allows parties to create their own unique resolutions. This means that everyone can be satisfied with the outcome because it is custom tailored to suit the needs of those involved.
In mediation, the mediator has no power to compel a resolution or to request evidence. Mediators serve as guides and facilitators. They do not impose settlements, but they keep discussions on course and remind parties of the risks they face should negotiations prove unsuccessful. Their goal is to drive the discussion forward and help those involved in a commercial dispute design a resolution.
If you are involved in a commercial dispute in Boca Raton, FL, a skilled mediator can provide a great deal of guidance and support and help you resolve the matter in the most efficient way possible.
Nathan Schwartz is an experienced mediator who provides a unique perspective on commercial matters. His goal is to help you resolve commercial disputes through the amicable and cooperative process of mediation. Nathan has been a member of the Florida and DC Bars since 1986 and has participated in hundreds of mediation as an advocate. He understands the benefit of keeping commercial disputes out of the courtroom and he wants to help Florida business owners make the most of their opportunity to mediate legal issues.
For more information or to discuss your desire to mediate a commercial dispute in Boca Raton, FL, contact Nathan at 855-973-4835.
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