Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution


The firm offers both mediation and arbitration services to third parties to help assist with the resolution of disputes. Based on our firm’s experience in business litigation and providing risk management advice to companies, we apply this knowledge to help contending parties reach resolutions of their disputes as efficiently and economically as possible. Scott Zucker is both an attorney and a certified mediator. He has provided legal counsel and services to privately held and publicly traded businesses in many industries. He knows the value of pursuing ADR in resolving disputes as efficiently and economically as possible.

Trying to negotiate fair and reasonable settlement agreements can be difficult on your own, likewise for a breach of business contracts, boundary disputes, construction defects. If you wait too long, you may end up having to face costly litigation in court to resolve your conflicts.


Mediation allows disputing parties the most control in resolving their conflicts. Parties determine when and where to meet. They craft their own agreement in a process guided by an independent, non-biased third party known as a mediator. The mediator shepherds the disputing parties who control the outcome. If they can reach a final agreement to settle, they can make their agreement binding.


Arbitration is a more formal out-of-court process where the parties each present their side of the dispute to an impartial third party who will render a binding decision based on the facts and the law. They can present witnesses and evidence to support a resolution in favor of their case. Many business contracts build in an arbitration clause for settling disputes.

Please refer to the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Services, which can be found at

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