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Inside the Minds: Mediating Business Disputes in the Midst of Litigation; the Art of a Facilitated Settlement

Success Strategies for Mediating Disputes

July 29, 2008

Authors: Frederick S. Gold

Strategies for Successful Mediation is an authoritative, insider's perspective on utilizing mediation strategies to successfully resolve disputes. Featuring partners and chairs from some of the nation's leading law firms, these experts walk the reader through the process of preparing for mediation, from selecting a mediator and preparing a mediation statement to coming to a mutually agreeable resolution. Discussing the key considerations for any attorney as they prepare for mediation, the authors build a step-by-step checklist for mediation proceedings, including how to overcome an impasse or deadlock, prevent a party from backing out of the agreement, and redirect a client's irrational expectations. Additionally, these leaders reveal the qualities necessary for mediators as well as for attorneys overseeing clients in mediation. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts around the strategies for success within this rapidly growing area of the law.

Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business intelligence from C-level executives (Chairman, CEO, CFO, CMO, Partner) from the world's most respected companies and firms nationwide.  Frederick S. Gold, partner and Chair of Shipman & Goodwin LLP's Business Litigation Practice has authored this chapter of Strategies for Successful Mediation.

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