Mediation & Arbitration Services

At times, a dispute cannot be resolved by the parties alone – a neutral third party may be necessary to help the parties reach a resolution. Before pursuing litigation, representation in mediation or arbitration may be the right path to dispute resolution for your business.


Why Choose Mediation

Mediation is an opportunity for the parties to negotiate resolution of their dispute before it reaches litigation with the help of a neutral third party. A mediator is not a judge and does not impose any final decision on the parties. Instead, the mediator helps the parties reach resolution by clarifying the issues and facilitating constructive communication between the parties. Even where mediation does not resolve all issues, resolution of smaller issues can result in less time and money expenditures going forward.


Why Choose Arbitration

Arbitration is a process in which a neutral third party makes a final decision as to liability and any monetary award after reviewing evidence and hearing testimony. Arbitration is similar to trial, but may be a more efficient method of resolving your dispute because many of the more costly aspects of litigation are limited by the arbitration rules.


Contact Kennedy Payne to determine whether mediation or arbitration is right for you.

Mediation or arbitration may be the right solution for you to avoid lengthy and costly litigation. To discuss your business dispute, call us at (415) 745-3042 or contact us online.

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