Fair Resolution Of Business Disputes Is Possible

Attorneys and businesses seeking to resolve potentially costly commercial disputes through alternative dispute resolution look to certified mediator and arbitrator Scott Zucker as a trusted third party neutral.

Atlanta’s Trusted Resource for Mediation And Arbitration

Contract claims, loss and damage claims, negligence and premises liability, commercial litigation, labor and employment, real estate, landlord-tenant, construction and environmental matters.

Early, Party-Driven Solutions For Conflicts

Scott Zucker is both an attorney and a certified mediator. He has provided legal counsel and services to privately held and publicly traded businesses in many industries. He knows the value of pursuing ADR in resolving disputes as efficiently and economically as possible.

Trying to negotiate fair and reasonable settlement agreements can be difficult on your own, likewise for a breach of business contracts, boundary disputes, construction defects. If you wait too long, you may end up having to face costly litigation in court to resolve your conflicts.

Mediation

Mediation allows disputing parties the most control in resolving their conflicts. Parties determine when and where to meet. They craft their own agreement in a process guided by an independent, non-biased third party known as a mediator. The mediator shepherds the disputing parties who control the outcome. If they can reach a final agreement to settle, they can make their agreement binding.

Arbitration

Arbitration is a more formal out-of-court process where the parties each present their side of the dispute to an impartial third party who will render a binding decision based on the facts and the law. They can present witnesses and evidence to support a resolution in favor of their case. Many business contracts build in an arbitration clause for settling disputes.

News/updates

Articles

Georgia Enacts the Uniform Mediation Act

April 2, 2021

One of my favorite expressions has always been “we have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” This adage may be nowhere more important than during a mediation. Ultimately, in a setting where all sides have come in good faith to seek a resolution of their…

RESOLVING EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES IN-HOUSE

March 22, 2021

The success of mediation is well known. In excess of 85% of all cases are settled when the parties come together to talk about their dispute, when each side has the opportunity to be heard and, most importantly, take an active role in crafting a resolution to the pending dispute. What is often noted by…

A Neutral’s Role in Finalizing a Settlement

March 8, 2021

Much has been discussed over the years as to the importance of maintaining the concept of confidentiality as part of the mediation process. Any concern relating to lack of confidentiality during the process would risk the incentive of openness and honesty during settlement discussions. In that the concept of confidentiality is crucial for a successful…

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