Alternative Dispute Resolution
MARC offers mediation, arbitration and other methods that avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. They allow parties to resolve local, state, federal and international disputes while maintaining confidentiality, keeping information proprietary and preserving important business and personal relationships.
Our practice, led by Bruce I. Goldstein and Robert E. Bartkus, handles complex business disputes, civil fraud allegations, shareholder/partner disputes, contractual disputes, employment matters, insurance disputes, franchise matters and legal malpractice allegations.
When mediation is pursued before the initiation of a lawsuit, parties can often avoid the substantial costs associated with litigation. Once litigation has been initiated, strategic mediation can assist the parties in prioritizing discovery so they are empowered to fashion their own resolution without having one imposed by a third party.
In arbitration, a neutral third party hears the matter and issues a decision. In stark contrast with traditional litigation, arbitration can be conducted confidentially, and the discovery process can be streamlined to reduce the proceeding’s cost and duration.
Alternative dispute resolution can be used in many types of disputes, from straightforward to complex and from small to large.
Our practice includes:
- Fee disputes
- Discovery master services
- Special master services