Conflicts can be destructive and costly. Yet conflicts are a part of our social, cultural, and human condition. Conflicts can also be a motivation for breakthrough and change. The outcome of a conflict, whether a negative or positive experience, is often determined by how the parties choose to resolve it.
Manage and resolve your legal conflicts.
Mediation Services Process
Our firm’s Managing Partner, Kimberly N. Loveland, is pleased to provide services as a mediator and settlement consultant and counsel for complex disputes domestically and internationally. Kimberly N. Loveland received her mediation training from the University of Texas School of Law at Austin Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution and brings an acute ability to view conflict and concerns from different perspectives. She brings her extensive tax knowledge and communication skills to the table to cultivate innovative solutions.
During mediation, the mediator is a neutral intermediary for confidential settlement discussions and assists the parties in developing options for resolution of the dispute.
Mediation is an alternative manner of resolving the dispute without having a judge or a jury decide for the parties. Instead, the informal and voluntary mediation process allows the parties involved in a conflict to come together, maintain control over the ultimate resolution, and craft an agreement to settle their differences. Mediation offers a practical, confidential alternative to litigation that is both time and cost-efficient.
Mediation is one of those rare processes that is both a science and an art form. Mediators are trained to facilitate communications between disputing parties and develop an ability to deal with all kinds of people in various circumstances. They suggest ways to resolve the dispute, but refrain from imposing their own judgment on the issues.
Types of Cases We Mediate
- Probate and Estate Litigation
- Guardianship Litigation
- Trust Disputes and Settlements
- Trust Modifications
- Intellectual property
- Contracts, securities, and partnership dissolution
- International commercial disputes
- Oil and gas
- Consumer (DTPA) issues
- Personal injury and products liability
- Employment and wrongful termination
- Professional liability and malpractice
- Construction and real estate
- Internal business dynamics (including nonprofits, small business, or professional corporations)