Steve customizes each mediation based on a pre-mediation discussion with each attorney in order to adopt the best approach to resolve the case. Depending on those discussions, a decision will be made whether or not to have a joint session openining, or to have a mediator introduction of the process only, or to have each attorney present a description of the dispute to provide a better understanding for the participants. If considered useful for a resolution, each party will be given an opportunity to fully express his/her side of the conflict. He will work to clarify understandings of the strengths and weaknesses of each side's case in caucus and to assist the parties to negotiate in a cooperative, problem-solving manner. He will make all efforts necessary to overcome impasses and resolve the dispute, including a more evaluative approach and/or a mediator's proposal if requested by the parties.Throughout the pre-mediation and mediation session, he will act to build a trusting relationship.
Steve has the ability to build rapport quickly with parties and counsel. He is tenacious in seeking a negotiated resolution for disputes in the most cost-effective and professional manner. Please see what others have said about his mediation services by clicking on the "Testimonials" tab. Please see his background and training related to mediation by clicking on the "About Steve" tab and sub pages.