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Skilled Greenwich, Connecticut Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to a number of methods used to settle controversies outside the civil court system. These include non-binding arbitration, binding arbitration and mediation. When you choose the ADR route, it is important to remember you are still involved in an adversarial process. Moreover, if you agree to binding arbitration, you are giving up any and all rights to appeal the decision. Law Offices of Kevin T. Hoffman has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in ADR proceedings to arrive at truly just settlements. Mr. Hoffman concentrates his practice on securities arbitration, Wall Street employment and severance arbitration before the following bodies:


What’s the difference between arbitration and mediation?
Mediation can be seen as the first step in a two-step process. During mediation, parties may argue over the interpretation of a clause in a contract or a fair award for damaged property. The arbitrator works with the parties to forge an agreement. He does not impose a result, but rather helps them achieve it. If the parties can’t agree, the dispute might move to arbitration, where a neutral arbitrator listens to the facts of a case and renders a decision. In non-binding arbitration, the parties can reject the decision then move on to binding arbitration or trial. In binding arbitration, parties agree to abide by whatever the arbitrator decides and there is no appeal.

Each stage of this process requires preparation, execution and high-level decision making, weighing costs and benefits, and anticipating consequences. Mr. Hoffman approaches arbitration as he would a trial: meticulously preparing your case, researching relevant law and weaving material facts into a compelling narrative asserting your cause.

Why arbitrate?
Arbitration is designed to reach a fair outcome without the expense and time of a trial. When it is voluntary, arbitration helps many people who might otherwise be shut out of the justice system by high costs. However, arbitration is still an adversarial process, with each side presenting their case and rebutting their opponent’s. This is especially true if your opponent is a corporation with a mandatory arbitration clause in its contract and a staff of lawyers on retainer who specialize in denying claims like yours. Now you’re arbitrating because you must. You need the Law Offices of Kevin T. Hoffman to deliver the professionalism it takes to match a strong opponent.

If the arbitrator is neutral, why do I need a lawyer?
A trial judge would also be neutral. But, if you wouldn’t represent yourself in court, you should be even less inclined to try it in arbitration, which is privately funded by those who use the system. Mr. Hoffman is a seasoned arbitration attorney who knows how to display your case in the best light, and his knowledge is power for you to assure an outcome based upon the merits of your case.

Contact a determined Greenwich, Connecticut ADR law firm
If you feel your dispute could benefit from the fast track of alternative dispute resolution, don’t delay. Reach out to Law Offices of Kevin T. Hoffman to schedule a free initial consultation with an established attorney. Call 203-869-8744 or contact Mr. Hoffman online today.

The Law Offices of Kevin T. Hoffman is located in Greenwich, Connecticut, and represents clients nationwide.