Mediation and Arbitration

Mediation is a non-binding process in which parties attempt to settle their dispute with the help of a skilled construction mediator who understands both parties' positions and can assess the strengths and weaknesses of each side's case. Arbitration is a binding process in which the parties hire one or more "neutrals," typically with extensive knowledge of construction disputes, to hear the case, weigh all the evidence, and render a decision which is legally enforceable and binding.

These forms of alternative dispute resolution offer a host of benefits. For instance:

  • Mediation puts the parties in control of their own destiny, allowing them to negotiate a mutually-agreeable outcome to their dispute.
  • Arbitration is far more streamlined than a courtroom trial, allowing for claims to be prepared and presented more efficiently.
  • Both mediation and arbitration can save hours of legal time, substantially reducing the overall cost of presenting claims and defenses.

Corwin & Corwin LLP can help you determine whether these tools are appropriate for resolving your dispute, help you select from among the most knowledgeable mediators and arbitrators, and present your case clearly and effectively.

To learn more about how alternative dispute resolution can benefit you, please contact us online or call our office at 617-742-3420.