This week, Attorney Peter Schroeter of Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.,
recently selected as the President of the Maine Association of Mediators, presented at a
Biddeford Saco Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Forum on the following topic
How Mediation Can Benefit Your Business
Recently, mediation has altered the trend of how many legal disputes are
resolved. Before, many businesses and corporations handled settlement
efforts through direct negotiations between trial lawyers. In most cases,
this method resulted in extensive, extremely costly, and inefficient efforts.
Because litigation grew increasingly expensive and many courts began ordering
mediation in effort to relieve the overloaded legal system, the demand
for seasoned, top-tier mediators grew exponentially. The role of these
mediators would be to help adversarial parties reach mutual understandings,
solutions, and agreements.
Currently, mediation is used in a wide range of legal disputes, such as
- Divorce and separation
- Bankruptcy 7, 11, and 13
- Employment matters including sexual harassment, medical leave, whistleblower,
- Superior Court lawsuits relating to real estate, personal injury, business,
and other areas
Additionally, different types of agreements and contracts now necessitate
mediation before a going to court.
Some of these contracts include the following:
- Employment policies
- Residential real estate
- Commercial and residential construction
- Business- to- consumer
Over the years, mediation has proven to preserve relationships between
parties and uphold privacy. In addition, mediation helps parties save
money and time since going to court can become expensive. It is wise for
business owners to gain an in-depth understanding about what mediation
is and how it can be used correctly. It can be the answer to disputes
between businesses and customers, vendors, or employees.
If your business is in need of a proven mediator,
contact our attorneys at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A right away. We can find the most efficient
solution for you!