Mediation is an informal, non-binding dispute resolution process in which the parties agree to try to develop a settlement out of court. Here, a neutral third party (the mediator) helps the parties to better understand their dispute, each other's perspectives, and potential paths to resolution. All online, from the convenience of your own home or office.
Intended for disputes encountered by small businesses and entrepreneurs. For everything from breach of contract, business partner disputes, business formation or dissolution.
WHEN TO MEDIATE
SOMETIMES, YOU NEED A NEW VOICE IN YOUR NEGOTIATIONS - SOMEONE WHO IS REMOVED FROM THE DISPUTE WHO CAN OFFER A NEUTRAL PERSPECTIVE.
Here's how we can help.
Erin Gleason, Founder of Take Charge Negotiations, is a mediator, certified by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Erin started mediating cases in 2005, while she was attending the Straus Institute in Southern California. She earned an advanced law degree in dispute resolution from the school. She later went on to develop comprehensive mediation programs for a Fortune 50 corporation, while serving as the Global Head of Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs.
Now a full-time mediator and arbitrator, based in New York, Erin's work focuses on the resolution of commercial, insurance, and international disputes.
Erin has written numerous articles on the practice of mediation and speaks frequently on the topic at events across the U.S. and internationally.
HOW TO INITIATE THE MEDIATION PROCESS
BOTH PARTIES AGREE TO MEDIATE.
A POTENTIAL MEDIATOR IS SELECTED.
MEDIATOR CERTIFIES SHE HAS NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
MEDIATOR & PARTIES AGREE ON THE BEST PROCESS GOING FORWARD.
HERE'S THE PLAN
Click below to fill out an intake form.
Then I'll reach out to you within 24 hours (probably a lot less) to let you know if I can help.
After that, I can Skype with each party to talk about the problem you are facing and do some initial brainstorming.
Next, I'll make arrangements for a mutually agreeable time for us to mediate and send out materials on how best to prepare for the mediation along with instructions for accessing the secure online platform.
Online mediation sessions usually last approximately four hours, depending on the dispute of course. Additional time may be allocated if needed.
Parties to mediation are often represented by lawyers but need not be. Please note that if you choose not to retain a lawyer, the mediator CANNOT give any legal advice. She is only permitted to assist the parties in finding ways to put their dispute behind them.
The flat rate for all of these services combined is $1500 per party.