At Graff Dispute Resolution, we offer mediation services from trained, experienced and impartial attorneys. We work with parties and people of all types to resolve disputes without litigation. Our mediators work to create comfortable and productive environments so that legal adversaries can come together as partners and reach a resolution. Mediation gives you control over the legal process and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than going to trial.
Under NY law, mediation can be used as a form of alternative dispute resolution for certain cases. Mediation allows you and your attorney to work with the opposing party to try to find a solution to your legal issue. At the center of the process is a mediator, someone who is impartial and focused on helping both sides reach an agreement. We mediate many types of disputes, including:
Our goal is to help both sides reach a compromise by working together. We work to help you communicate effectively. We encourage you to create your own solutions and then record those solutions in writing.
Mediation is typically faster, less expensive and less formal than litigation. It allows the parties to retain more control over the process while protecting their privacy. It is also nonbinding, meaning that you will not be forced to sign or agree to any resolution you are not happy with.
In many cases, both parties are best served when they establish a cordial relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, you can set aside hostility and agree on key points. Mediation can be a highly effective tool for you to preserve the stability and well-being of employment, community or business relationships during the turbulent process of litigation or prior to filing a lawsuit. The predictability of mediation reduces the stress of legal conflicts and puts important decisions in your hands, rather than in the court’s power.