Commercial


Mediation can be used to resolve almost any issue. Even yours!
What is Mediation?

Mediation is a collaborative process for resolving disputes. Conflicting parties are assisted by a neutral third party (the mediator) in finding mutually agreeable solutions for binding settlements.

Get it off your chest.

Our mediators are experienced in creating a comfortable and confidential environment for you to talk about issues with the others parties in the dispute. The mediator is there to help outline these issues, keep your conversations moving forward, and to help everyone brainstorm possible solutions. This is a voluntary process for parties to come to the discussion.

You are encouraged to work together to develop lasting solutions that satisfy everyone involved, which means you have control over the outcome of your situation.

Some issues that we commonly see include:
  • Business Ownership
  • Commercial Property & Real Estate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Contract Disputes
  • Real Estate-Related
  • Construction-Related
  • Healthcare-Related
  • High-Value Legal Disputes
  • Partnership Disagreements
  • Government Contracting
Why NVMS?

Mediation Information Sheet

Expertise
There are plenty of high quality mediators in the area and there are plenty of high quality attorneys. However, with a roster of over 60 mediators NVMS is able to provide a neutral with tailored experience to your dispute. This includes professionals with decades of mediation experience, industry-specific experience from real estate and contracts to workplace and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). As many are attorneys themselves or have legal training they can provide legal information and gain a deeper understanding of the key issues to make your time as efficient as possible.

Cost

As a smaller organization NVMS is also able to provide competitive rates for our services compared to other providers without sacrificing quality. This pales in comparison with rates clients would traditionally be spending on litigation and traditional attorney’s fees.

How It Works

Intake
Brief individual phone interviews are conducted with additional follow-up to determine the parties’ issues, appropriateness and availability. This information will be used to assign the most qualified mediator to your case and provide background information before the first session.

Request for Mediation

Scheduling
Once the intake is completed, a certified mediator will be assigned to your case. All mediation session scheduling will be done through email taking into account each party’s availability, as well as that of the mediator. Once a mediation session has been scheduled, both parties will receive an email confirming the date, time, and location of the mediation session.

Mediation Fee Agreement

Mediation Session
During the first session each party will have the opportunity to discuss their issues and point of view without interruption. The mediator will help the parties identify all of the issue that need to be discussed and brainstorm possible solutions. Mediators will keep the sessions non-confrontational and structured, which allows parties to participate in good faith and focus on reaching mutually agreeable outcomes.

Outcomes
If both parties are in agreement, the mediator will draft a provisional agreement, which parties may wish to have reviewed by legal counsel. When everyone is satisfied with the terms, parties will sign the agreement, which then can function like a contract.

If you have a pending court case and wish to mediate in court, please click here.


Our staff will work with you to explain our services in more detail, recommend an approach, and complete intake questions.