Sometimes the best solution to a problem is one that we create together.

Preventive law is a core value at Weissman. While litigation is sometimes necessary, it can be costly for all involved. Because we realize the importance of solving problems in a timely and cost-efficient manner, we offer our mediation and arbitration expertise to our clients. We also serve as neutrals for disputes involving outside parties.

Weissman is one of few law firms with a predominant background in real estate matters offering arbitration and mediation services. Our attorneys bring a unique perspective to the negotiating table as a result of extensive experience in real estate proceedings. With a litigation practice highly regarded for its success and trial experience in the real estate arena, we understand the intricacies of issues our clients face.

Our alternative dispute experience is not limited to real estate matters. Our attorneys have successfully mediated and arbitrated cases dealing with contract and commercial disputes, and insurance issues, among other areas.

Our areas of experience include:

  • Commercial real estate
  • Residential real estate
  • Construction disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Lease disputes
  • Boundary disputes
  • Partnership and business disputes
  • Real estate brokerage
  • Title Insurance and other insurance matters

What is Mediation?

Mediation is an attempt to resolve a dispute among parties with the help of a neutral third party. The mediator is a facilitator who keeps the dialogue open and may offer suggestions for possible ways to come to a mutually agreeable solution. The ultimate decision as to the final resolution of the dispute remains with the parties.

Because mediation is confidential and private, options and solutions can be identified in ways not readily apparent in adversarial settings.

What is Arbitration?

Disputes in arbitration are submitted to one or more impartial individuals for a final and binding decision. The parties control the range of issues to be resolved, the relief to be awarded, as well as many procedural aspects of the process. The arbitration hearing is private and less formal than a trial. It also utilizes experts in the areas of dispute as opposed to a judge and jury who may not be familiar with the issues and the law.

The arbitrator’s decision or award is made in writing and is enforceable in court under state and federal statutes.

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