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Business Contracts Mediation in Southwest Florida

Have you started a new business that requires a Business Contract between you and your Business Partner? Florand Mediation can help your business create a document that is specific to your terms and policies with ease. Having a contract in place at the beginning of your business development can help minimize the potential for problems and conflicts down the road. Rest assured your contract is legally binding and can be enforced through the court system.

Florand Mediation also helps resolve contract disputes between parties. The result of which is a mediated settlement agreement. This resolution can be done prior to a lawsuit which will save time and money. Should your dispute become court ordered to mediation. Christina is Certified with the Supreme Court of Florida to write agreements between parties that are enforceable in a court of law when ordered to resolve their case through mediation. We offer a Free 30-Minute Phone Consultation to see how we can help you and your business partners.

There are two main ways mediation can be used in writing a business contract:

1. As a facilitation tool during contract negotiation:

  • Early involvement: Consider introducing mediation early in the negotiation process, especially if there are potential areas of conflict or differing priorities.

  • Neutral facilitator: The mediator acts as a neutral third party, facilitating communication and helping both parties understand each other's needs and concerns.

  • Improved outcome: Through active listening, questioning, and reframing, the mediator can help the parties find creative solutions and reach an agreement that satisfies both sides.

  • Preserving relationships: By focusing on common ground and collaborative problem-solving, mediation can help protect the business relationship between the parties.

2. As a dispute resolution mechanism:

  • Contract clause: Include a clause in the contract stipulating that mediation be attempted before resorting to litigation or arbitration.

  • Timely engagement: If a dispute arises after the contract is signed, promptly initiate mediation to address the issue constructively.

  • Cost-effective alternative: Compared to litigation, mediation is often faster, cheaper, and preserves confidentiality.

  • Mutually beneficial resolution: Even if a full agreement isn't reached, the mediation process can clarify positions, reduce animosity, and potentially lead to a partial settlement or improved communication going forward.

Here are some additional tips for using mediation effectively in writing a business contract:

  • Choose the right mediator: Select a qualified mediator with experience in business contracts and relevant industry knowledge.

  • Prepare thoroughly: Clearly define the issues and concerns you want to address in mediation.

  • Communicate openly and honestly: Be willing to listen to the other party's perspective and compromise when necessary.

  • Focus on interests, not positions: Shift the focus from specific demands to underlying needs and concerns to find common ground.

  • Be flexible and open to creative solutions: The mediator can help explore options that weren't initially considered.

Remember, mediation is a voluntary process that relies on the willingness of both parties to cooperate. While it doesn't guarantee a specific outcome, it can be a valuable tool for writing and upholding mutually beneficial business contracts.

Call Christina at Florand Mediation for a Free 30-Minute Phone Consultation.