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Alternative Dispute Resolution, Including Mediation & Arbitration

Every business needs to identify and manage risk to thrive.  At MacDonald Illig, we partner with you to do so. When legal disputes arise, a courtroom may not be your only option.  Alternative dispute resolution has the potential to save you significant time, cost and publicity while allowing you to maintain more control over the outcome.

At MacDonald Illig, our experience with alternative dispute resolution sets us apart. While alternative dispute resolution builds upon our traditional litigation practice, it also requires particular advocacy, case management and strategic skills. We frequently mediate and arbitrate cases as advocates on behalf of our clients in a broad range of disputes, from breach of contract to bankruptcy to professional liability.

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Our goals in handling an alternative dispute resolution matter include:

  • Achieving a creative, mutually acceptable settlement
  • Reducing the financial expense, time and emotional stress of a litigated matter
  • More efficient negotiations
  • Increased confidentiality
  • Improved communications and the possibility of preserving a business relationship

In addition, three of our lawyers have undergone extensive training, have earned court certification, and have years of experience in serving as a mediator or arbitrator.  Attorneys Roger H. Taft, Gary Eiben and Nicholas R. Pagliari are approved neutrals in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  Attorney Pagliari is also an approved neutral in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District and a member of that court's mediation advisory panel.

To facilitate alternative dispute resolution, MacDonald Illig offers 11 conference rooms with up to-date technology that includes video conferencing, teleconferencing, and wireless internet access.  These resources provide for professional and organized management of mediations and arbitrations.

At MacDonald Illig, we recognize that effective advocacy comes in many forms.  Ultimately, your goals drive our strategy, and alternative dispute resolution may be the right answer.

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