Mediation

For more information about our mediation services, contact:

Denise M. Bowman
Commercial Disputes

Patricia C. Collins
Employment  Disputes

Jessica A. Pritchard
Family Law

William T. MacMinn
Commercial & Orphans’ Court Matters

Alan G. Wandalowski 
Orphans’ Court Matters

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process which serves as an option to civil litigation in the court system. It is a voluntary, non-binding, structured process where people in conflict can work with the guidance of a neutral party toward the best, most mutually agreeable outcome. Mediation eases the friction between people so that they can pursue a common end without the stress, trauma, cost and uncertainty of civil litigation. Antheil Maslow & MacMinn has a strong team of seasoned attorneys who are trained mediators in the areas of commercial litigation, family and Orphan’s Court matters.  With comprehensive knowledge of each court system, and the challenges and costs inherent to  litigating disputes, our mediators bring a high level of legal acumen and interpersonal skill to every mediation.  

 

Commercial Dispute Mediation

As commercial litigators, Antheil Maslow & MacMinn’s mediation team is able to leverage extensive trial and litigation experience to work with the parties and their counsel in a collaborative and thoughtful way to achieve an agreeable resolution.  Much of our practice as commercial litigators involves analyzing and resolving the competing claims and interests of shareholders, owners, general contractors, design professionals, suppliers and subcontractors. As a result, we are well versed in the essential elements key to commercial conflicts and necessary to achieving agreeable resolutions.  Our years of representing stakeholders to business conflicts lends itself to mediation, as AMM mediators are comfortable and experienced in negotiating the resolution of strongly contested multi-party disputes.

  • Post-closing disputes arising out of mergers and acquisitions, including net working capital disputes
  • Products liability
  • Personal injury
  • Toxic tort
  • Medical device claims
  • Unsuitability claims against broker-dealers and lender liability claims
  • Products cases involving industrial machinery and consumer products
  • Construction disputes

 

Employment Dispute Mediation


Controversies arising from disputes with employees are a major risk factor in today’s business environment.  The damages that may result from a major dispute with an employee or conflict with a key executive can be tremendously costly, not only in financial terms, (legal fees, and potential jury awards), but with regard to the negative impact that litigation causes in distraction, disruption and emotional cost to managers,  owners and employees alike. When a terminated or current employee makes a claim against his or her employer, it is generally in the interest of both parties to attempt to resolve the matter early through a procedure called mediation.  AMM employment law mediation offers an efficient, economical and low stress alternative to the litigation process. We assist parties facing employment law disputes including:

  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Family, medical, parental, military and other leaves
  • Noncompetes
  • Discrimination
  • Workplace harassment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Disciplinary issues
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements
  • Disability and religious accommodation issues
  • Wrongful termination or other adverse actions
  • Employment & severance agreements

Orphans’ Court Mediation

Individuals who are parties to estate, trust or guardianship matters may find themselves in situations which are difficult, emotional, financially challenging and life-changing.  Our estate and trust attorneys are accustomed to assisting executors, trustees, guardians and beneficiaries come to a resolution.  When parties are at an impasse, or emotions too strong for effective progress in their conflict, using a mediator is a highly effective approach to avoid more stress, cost and pain for all involved.   •

  • Will contests
  • Guardian disputes
  • Trust disputes
  • Business succession issues
  • Distribution of estate and trust assets
  • Disputes with fiduciaries regarding investments and compensation

 

Family Law Mediation

For families going through the process of divorce or separation, the path ahead can be difficult, emotional, stressful and frightening.  Going through costly and adversarial court battles only makes a bad situation worse.  For couples who can work together toward a resolution, choosing a skilled mediator who can facilitate a discussion between the parties and their counsel with as little trauma and acrimony as possible can significantly minimize the emotional and financial cost to the family.  The aftermath of successful divorce mediation can help the parties to amicably and move forward toward the future.

  • Divorce & separation agreements
  • Co-parenting Agreements
  • Child support, spousal support and alimony
  • Gay & lesbian partnerships
  • Military divorces

All of our mediators take an active, persistent, conciliatory approach to their role.  Our focus is to defuse emotional drivers which may impede progress toward agreement, and boil the conflict down to its practical realities, thereby helping the parties to generate and analyze options, and identify ways to overcome barriers to reach their settlement objectives.