Happy Thanksgiving!

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust   All of us at Gibbons | Neuman wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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We got it settled. Let’s get it right.

In mediation, getting the case settled is only half the battle. I always say the devil is in the details. Once you have a settlement in principle, it must be reduced to writing (the “Mediated Settlement Agreement”). Once all the parties have signed, we have a binding agreement. I make it a practice to show […]

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Thank You Veterans

Veterans Day is a special day set aside to honor the men and women who have served our country. Gibbons | Neuman thanks all of America’s brave warriors for their sacrifices this Veterans Day .

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Gibbons | Neuman Open House a Success! $6,100+ in Donations

Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House on October 10th.  We had a full house and it was a huge success.  There was good conversation, food and drink.  Between our raffle, slient auction and donantions from those who attended (and even some who coulnd’t be there), we raised over $6,100 for the Alzheimer’s […]

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Mediation Summaries

Mediation has many components.  The Attorney’s mediation summary is an invaluable tool to the mediation process. Not only does the summary focus on the critical issues, but it can save your client time and money. Often, counsel will submit copies of the pleadings with a statement that the issues are self-explanatory. That’s great, but if […]

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Managing Expectations in Mediation

As part of my mediation “pre-game speech,” I always advise parties that, if the case is going to settle, the Plaintiff will inevitably accept less money than they thought coming in and the Defendant will pay more. Parties often tell me “that is my bottom/top line.” I often have to tell parties; “I hear you, […]

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