is a confidential out-of-court process that is much less expensive
and time-consuming than litigation. For these reasons, many business
contracts require mediation as the first step toward resolving legal
disputes. While the goal of mediation is to reach a settlement
agreement favorable to both parties, there is no requirement that
either party agree to a resolution. Unlike arbitrators, mediators do
not have the ability to make any decisions regarding the underlying
important to have legal representation through the mediation process
and Edmund Gegan understands how to make the most of the mediation
process to protect your interests.
a trusted adviser and advocate, you can count on the Law Office of
Edmund Gegan to:
a strong case going into mediation, including gathering effective
evidence to support your position
you delineate your goals, priorities and willingness to compromise
on discrete issues
you on the legal ramifications of potential resolutions
any critical issues that could undermine your goals
in drafting and reviewing any settlement agreements
mediation fails to produce a resolution, arbitration or litigation
may become necessary. Because we practice in both litigation and
out-of-court alternatives to trial, we will stay by your side to
represent you in court should the need arise.
offers greater flexibility, swifter resolution
and is less expense than litigation. Many business contracts and
collective bargaining agreements contain mandatory arbitration and
mediation provisions and in some instances, arbitration may be the
only opportunity for a favorable outcome.
the mediation process, in which a mediator officiates but cannot make
a determination or litigation, in which decisions are left to a judge
or jury, arbitration allows the parties to present their claims
before a private judge. The arbitrator is a neutral decision-maker
with experience and training in resolving legal disputes.
less formal than a trial, arbitration nonetheless demands a high
degree of professional skill and training. You need an attorney who
understands the nuances of the Federal Arbitration Act and the
Revised Florida Arbitration Code in addition to litigation
experience. You will find this high quality, legal advocacy at the
law office of Edmund Gegan.
As a seasoned litigator, he has the kind
of background and training that are essential for successfully
addition to representing clients in the actual arbitration process,
we also represent those seeking to challenge or defend an arbitration
agreement in court. Our extensive knowledge of contract law gives us
the insight necessary to protect clients' interests.