An experienced and accomplished mediator, Buzz Wiesenfeld has been helping people resolve disputes for over 20 years. Recognized for his capacity to listen and calm persistence, he helps parties craft wise and mutually satisfying agreements.
Economical decisions: Mediation is generally less expensive compared to the expense of protracted litigation or other forms of conflict
Rapid Settlements: Mediation can provide timely resolution, allowing parties to move on with their business and their lives
Mutually Satisfactory Outcomes: Parties are generally more satisfied with solutions that have been agreed upon than those imposed by a third party.
Privacy: Parties can carry on settlement discussions and often make agreements be confidential when circumstances make that more comfortable and legally important.
Finality: Parties reaching their own agreement are more likely to comply with its terms and such settlements tend to hold over time.
Control: Parties who negotiate their own settlements can exert more control over the outcome, especially the earlier it occurs in the litigation process.
Flexibility: Mediation allows for creative problem solving which may include more options for settlement, avoidance of future disputes, etc., as compared to procedures, which are exclusively outcome oriented, such as arbitration or judicial process. Agreements can be tailored.
Relationship respect: Mediation can address future relationship issues to preserve constructive relations or find more amicable ways to terminate a relationship.
Reality Testing: Mediation allows for a "trial run" on trial (or other judicial decision making process), in a safe setting where the parties/counsel can re-evaluate their case with the help of someone without authority to decide the case.