Mediation Services in Albany, NY
Napierski, VanDenburgh, Napierski & O’Connor, LLP provides mediation and arbitration services to help parties resolve their civil claims without the time and expense of litigation. Mediation is a process where parties can attempt to resolve their disputes in a cost-efficient, expedited manner.
Our experienced litigators are uniquely qualified based upon our history of representing parties in personal injury and employment law matters to help parties resolve their disputes rather than going to trial.
In addition to our years of experience litigating personal injury cases, our mediators have undergone training pursuant to New York Uniform Court Rules to be become court referred mediators.
Resolving Disputes with Mediation
A mediation session is a process for resolving disputes which involves a discussion of the dispute by the parties involved. It is less formal than arbitration and anything discussed in a mediation session is private and confidential.
According to the American Arbitration Association, over 85% of all mediations result in a settlement due to it allowing all necessary parties to realistically evaluate their positions and explore settlement options. There are a number of reasons why parties may choose mediation over traditional litigation or other forms of alternative dispute resolutions. Some reasons include affordability, timely resolution, private sessions, confidentiality, participation in the resolution of the dispute, and in many cases preservation of the interrelationship between the parties. Cases suitable for mediation are disputes including commercial transactions, personal injury, construction, workers compensation, labor or community relations, divorce, domestic relations, and more.
Mediation is different from arbitration in that the mediator does not render a decision. Instead, mediation allows the parties to make their own decisions and fashion their own settlement. In an arbitration, the arbitrator has the power to render a legally binding decision which both parties must honor, and the award is enforceable in court.
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AT NVNO, we offer mediation and arbitration services to assist parties in reaching a mutually satisfactory settlement. Contact us today to learn how we can help you resolve your case without the aggravation, expense and time associated with a trial.