ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES
Led by Scott Zucker, a Certified Mediator and Arbitrator, the ADR Services offered by the firm seek to assist parties in a dispute to reach resolutions without the time and expense of court litigation.
MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION
The effort to resolve a dispute or controversy by bringing in an independent or non-biased third party between two contending parties in order to assist them in reaching a resolution of their disagreement. The process is less formal than an arbitration or court proceeding and is non-binding unless the parties reach a final agreement to settle. Mediation allows the parties to control the resolution of the dispute.
The submission of a dispute to an impartial third party who renders a binding decision. Arbitration is an out-of-court proceeding where both sides of the dispute can be heard, along with the presentation of witnesses and other evidence. Compared to mediation, the arbitration process transfers the power of resolution to the arbitrator. A decision is rendered by the neutral third party based on the application of the facts and the law.