Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) has proven to be an effective and cost-efficient substitute to resolve business, technical, and other types of disputes. Vandeventer Black’s team of ADR attorneys serve as mediators, arbitrators, partnering facilitators, and neutrals in a variety of business and technical disputes.

Several of our ADR attorneys serve on American Arbitration Association, are members of Dispute Resolution Boards, and other ADR organizations panels of neutrals for specific industries, such as constructionfinance, and securities disputes.  Many of our ADR attorneys are certified as mediators for court-referred disputes by the Virginia Supreme Court and the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, in addition to having acted as partnering facilitators for complex construction projects.

Not only do we regularly act as neutrals in disputes, but we also have extensive experience representing our clients in mediation, arbitration, in front of dispute resolution boards, early neutral evaluations, mini-trials, and in a variety of  litigation alternatives.

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U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES THAT TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYER’S ARBITRATION AGREEMENT WITH INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT
Vandeventer Black
Generally, once parties sign a contract with an arbitration provision, disputes arising out of the contract are required to be heard by an objective arbitrator. After Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) in 1925, the long-established federal policy has been to liberally favor arbitration agreements. Prior to the FAA, ...
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Mediation: What Is It And Why Do It?
Neil Lowenstein
Mediation is often confused with arbitration. They have similarities, including that both are overseen by third-party neutrals that do not have financial stakes in the outcomes. The key difference is that while arbitration results in the neutral evaluating the outcome (which typically is binding, but by agreement can be non-binding), ...
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Before Entering Into A Contract With An Arbitration Provision, Consider What Time Period The Parties Will Have To Bring Claims
Vandeventer Black
Statutes of limitations are statutory deadlines for filing legal actions. Limitation periods vary by the type of action. It is important to evaluate these limitation periods because if the deadline is missed, then the claim may be time-barred by the court. Arbitration provisions are increasingly common. Only a few jurisdictions, ...
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