Rande Sotomayor is an acclaimed commercial mediator, recognized for the determination and optimism she brings to every mediation. Her down-to-earth, common sense approach distills the issues as she engages deeply with litigants and counsel. Rande approaches life – and dispute resolution – with curiosity and kindness, highly effective in the flexible process of finding durable solutions.
“Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.” ― Jane Goodall
USEFUL TECHNIQUES FOR GETTING THE BEST SETTLEMENT IN COMMERCIAL MEDIATION
Recently, I conducted a successful mediation session regarding a home purchase. The parties had a dispute over access to an adjacent lot also owned by the seller. The deal blew up; they were each alleging the other had breached the purchase agreement.
CAN WE TALK?
People around the world lament the growing inability to discuss disputed matters. Most of us, especially in the litigation world, tend to seek evidence (“facts” and authority) that confirms our positions and beliefs.