is Mediation and why mediate?
Mediation is a prudent and efficient method of resolving disputes,
which eliminates uncertainty and lowers the cost of litigation.
The most important reason to mediate is that instead of a
third party whom you canot control, such as a judge or arbitrator,
deciding your case, you will resolve the matter in a manner
satisfactory to you. No mediator has the power to issue a
decision: he or she can only help the parties reach a decision
that they can both accept.
Why Mediate with
Joel Grossman has the experience, skill and temperament
to resolve even the most difficult disputes. He is creative,
smart, incisive and fair, and he is able to inject humor
in order to ease the tension of mediation. Lawyers and their
clients feel comfortable with Joel, and work with him to
find ways to settle the case. Joel is one of the few mediators
who both practiced law with a major firm and also served
as in-house counsel. He has been settling cases throughout
his career on behalf of clients, and he brings his strong
settlement skills to help parties work toward a resolution.
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Areas of Specialization
While Joel has mediated a wide variety of cases, from defective
automobile design claims to landlord-tenant disputes, based
on his twenty-five years of practice, he has two areas of
primary emphasis:employment disputes, including sexual harassment,
discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour (including
class actions) and and entertainment-related disputes, and
entertainment disputes, including copyright infringement,
profit participation cases, idea submission claims and credit