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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Non-Parties Attending Mediation

In a situation which happens more often than you might think, a party will show up at mediation with a friend, neighbor or relative who is not affiliated with the litigation or dispute. “Do you mind if my neighbor joins us? I could really use the moral support.” The question inevitably arises as to whether […]

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30 years with the Firm for Attorneys Rod and Liz

Thirty years ago today, attorneys Rod B. Neuman and Elizabeth P. Allen joined Gibbons Neuman as Associate attorneys.  Thirty years later, they are both Shareholders of the firm with successful practices, who both serve on the Firm’s Board of Directors. Thirty years may seem like a long time to stay at one place of employment […]

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Attorney/Mediator Rod Neuman Discusses Mediation with Real Estate Agents

Gibbons | Neuman Attorney/Mediator Rod Neuman presented to a group of eager, inquisitive real estate agents at Keller Williams Grand Central on the subject of mediation.  The topic is very pertinent for realtors because of the mandatory mediation provisions contained in most residential real estate contracts. The group had an informative discussion as exemplified by […]

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