Newsletter for Mediation
Welcome to my Mediation Newsletter. I hope you, the franchise attorney
and professional, gain insights on how mediation is uniquely suited to
assisting franchisors and franchisees in resolving their conflicts, in
a cost effective and timely manner.
I have been intimately involved in franchising my entire professional career.
Resolving disputes in a franchise system is markedly different than most
commercial settings, litigated or not. Franchising requires parties to
continue to work together, many times for years, after the dispute dissipates.
No matter the conflict, a continuing joint effort must be made to build
and maintain a strong and profitable franchised business and system, all
the while presenting an experience that matches their consumer's expectations.
It is these unique franchise realities that lend themselves to mediation
as a solid, effective and responsible tool to get past the dispute and
back to business. The dual focus, of individual needs, coupled with the
needs of the system, require a franchise mediation specialist to guide
the parties through the nuances that will craft a solution addressing
all the varied interests necessary for a successful and lasting resolution.
In addition to traditional mediation of litigated matters, we have early
mediation programs that are cost effective, and allow for the resolution
of differences pursuant to mediation provisions in franchise agreements,
or in an attempt to resolve conflict at an early stage, prior to litigation.
If I can assist you in any way, or if you have any questions, please feel free to