Arbitration and Mediation
Cohne Kinghorn P.C. seeks to assist its clients in resolving their legal matters in the most expedient and cost-effective manner possible. We will advise you, when appropriate, to seek a resolution to your legal disputes through the process best suited to your needs. Arbitration and Mediation, also referred to as Alternative Dispute Resolution, is just such an alternative.
Using arbitration and mediation to resolve a dispute saves both time and money because preparation time is reduced and the parties are able to directly participate in resolving their disputes economically and expeditiously. An arbitration proceeding, unlike a courtroom trial, is relatively informal and relaxed. Parties can air their views without the rigorous evidentiary requirements of a trial and more easily participate with their lawyers to present their side of the controversy. The attorneys who act as advocates for the parties are therefore able to cut through many of the technical procedures which often add to the cost and frustration of a formal trial and, by doing so, present a case in a direct and simple matter. The arbitrator acts like a judge and rules after providing the parties an opportunity to present their evidence and arguments.
Who uses arbitration and mediation today? Anyone seeking to cut costs and shorten the time for resolving disputes. Governmental agencies, unions, securities dealers, large and small businesses and, most of all, individuals.
Cohne, Rappaport & Segal offers a full range of services for alternative dispute resolution and has several attorneys experienced in arbitration and mediation.