Civil & Commercial Mediation
Art Lieberman, Ph.D.
Court Certified: Certified by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission for mediating Superior Court cases.
In addition to mediating divorces, Art mediates and arbitrates civil and commercial cases such as might be found in Superior Court.
- Mediating since 1994
- Extensive background in business administration and in the computer field
- Expertise for commercial and civil disputes
- Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
- Selected by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for mediating workplace discrimination claims
- Also specializing in divorce mediation
Types of civil and commercial mediation cases
- Contract disputes
- Family Assets & Inheritance division
- Partnership dissolutions
- Equal employment / discrimination
- Customer claims
- Professional fee disputes
- Work place / management
- Neighborhood disputes
- Product liability
- Real estate
- Cross-cultural issues
- Health care
- Labor management
- Gay, lesbian, bi & trans issues
- Home Owners Associations
Who must attend?
Both the plaintiff and the defendent must attend the mediation. If either party is a “company” rather than a “person,” the company must send a representative who is authorized to make binding decisions. If an insurance company is sending a representative, it is still important that the parties also attend.
For court-ordered mediations, the attorneys usually accompany their clients.
How long does it take?
Most commercial/civil mediations require between 2 and 4 hours. The goal is to complete the mediation in a single session. You should clear your calendar for a half day.
My billing rate for commercial and civil cases is $250 per hour, shared equally between/among the parties. If the court assigns the mediator, then the court’s assigned billing rate is followed.