Alternative Dispute Resolution

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can take on a host of approaches ranging from mediation, neutral fact finding, early neutral evaluation, and arbitration. Michael Gregory Consulting LLC ensures the client and third party take an approach that is appropriate for the facts. ADR uses a neutral third party to facilitate an agreement to solve disputes which can be factual or legal in nature. By ensuring a clear understanding of the facts, issues, feelings, and interests, solutions can be explored to reach a conclusion that is acceptable to all parties.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party facilitates communication between parties to promote settlement. A mediator may not impose his or her own judgment on the issues. The mediator meets with the parties ahead of time and ensures each party is open to mediation, has participated in the structure of the process, and then mediates a meeting or series of meetings between the parties to promote settlement.

What is a Qualified Neutral?

Michael A. Gregory is a qualified neutral under Rule 114 in the State of Minnesota. A "neutral" is an individual or organization who provides an ADR service, such as mediation or arbitration, as stated in Rule 114.02(b). Neutrals who are on the State Court Administrator's Rule 114 Neutral Roster are "qualified neutrals." Neutrals are professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds. They do not represent anyone for whom they are acting as a neutral. As a qualified neutral Michael A. Gregory brings experience and talent having addressed a wide variety of business, budget, and tax related issues.