Resolution Strategies

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Resolution Strategies | A Monthly E-Newsletter

SEEDS OF PEACE

In July of 2008, my family and I — together with other families from Temple Judea in Tarzana, including the families of some of our closest friends — travelled to Israel with Rabbi Dan Moskovitz. For all of us, it was and remains the trip of a lifetime. The tragic events of October 7th instantly bro [...]

By |November 1st, 2023|Categories: Resolution Strategies|

TUNNEL VISION

Sometimes, the parties to a dispute become so immersed in the details and so entrenched in their respective positions that they develop tunnel vision and can't see a seemingly apparent solution. The following apocryphal story, which has been told in a variety of ways throughout the years, illustrate [...]

By |October 2nd, 2023|Categories: Resolution Strategies|

WALKING HAS ITS BENEFITS

It borders on heresy for a mediator to publicly endorse the notion that one party or the other can sometimes benefit by "walking" away during a mediation, but that's precisely what I'm here to say. Paradoxically, that's because "walking" can sometimes be an effective way to reach a resolution. Consi [...]

By |September 1st, 2023|Categories: Resolution Strategies|

EVERY SO OFTEN, IT’S NOT ABOUT MONEY

Like most of my colleagues, the disputes I mediate usually involve claims in which one party seeks to recover compensation from one or more other parties. But every so often, it's not about money. Two weeks ago, I mediated a professional malpractice claim where defense counsel informed me, during ou [...]

By |August 1st, 2023|Categories: Resolution Strategies|

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Last month, while mediating a personal injury claim, I met in-house counsel for a big-box retailer whose negotiating philosophy was refreshingly unique and, at the same time, refreshingly familiar. His approach mirrored one that I've written about before — an approach which bears repeating, especial [...]

By |July 3rd, 2023|Categories: Resolution Strategies|
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