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Litigation Can Be Costly,
Unpredictable And Disruptive
Peter A. Mankin, Mediator
Disputes in the business and real estate worlds can cause significant disruptions and delays in productivity. If these disputes escalate, they can result in time-consuming and costly litigation or arbitration. Peter Mankin offers an alternative to traditional legal solutions. Through mediation, this Orinda and Contra Costa County mediator facilitates more collaborative dispute resolution for individuals, businesses and their lawyers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and California.
Peter Mankin has practiced for 48 years as a civil litigator and transactional attorney and for more than 30 years he has focused on mediation as a neutral. He observed the stress and time that is wasted on legal disagreements, and views mediation as an extremely effective alternative to litigation or arbitration. He offers services as a neutral mediator for a range of disputes, including real estate and business disputes and trusts and estates. Mediation clients run from individuals to publicly-traded National companies.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is a voluntary process with the objective of reaching mutually acceptable resolutions to disputes. A neutral mediator assists in the process, who is able to view the situation objectively and help parties to explore and implement alternative settlement strategies and options. Other advantages of mediation include:
- Greater flexibility and creativity for settlement options, compared to court or arbitration.
- Parties are directly involved in negotiations and have control over the process and outcome.
- The process is generally confidential, and information usually cannot be disclosed in future proceedings.
- Money and time can be saved by scheduling mediation earlier in the dispute. Emotional situations can be defused and professional or personal relationships preserved, if desired.
- Mediation can be conducted remotely through Zoom or other online platform which can be more flexible and save travel time and expense.
Dedicated To The Successful
Resolution Of Disputes
As a mediator, it is Peter Mankin‘s job to explore the realities and practicalities of the situation and the goals of all parties. He will do so while treating all parties and their counsel with the respect, courtesy and empathy they deserve.
When the mediation becomes a negotiation, Mr. Mankin can use techniques that often effectively break through an impasse and get a dispute resolved. If an initial mediation session does not resolve the real estate or business dispute, Mr. Mankin remains patient and calm, but also persistent. Depending on the situation and individual needs, he will schedule follow-up sessions, either in person or via telephone or Zoomconference, until all viable options have been explored. If resolution is not possible, he also can work with legal counsel on discovery or case management concerns.
You are encouraged to contact Mr. Mankin by phone or email for a free consultation regarding mediation, even if the other parties involved in the dispute have not yet agreed to mediate.