BUSINESS FOR BREAKFAST
Guest Speaker Michael Zuckerman
Mediate, Don’t Litigate!
The business world is rife with conflict. It can come from outside—customers, vendors, competitors, and even governments. It can also come from inside—partners and employees. When conflict strikes, many businesses are unprepared. Do I call my lawyer (err, do I even have one?) Do I just let it go? How much money and time am I willing to spend to fight? Will this affect my business? What will others think? Many will instinctively go into “fight mode” — a zero-sum arena that can be costly to your pocketbook and your business relationships. There is another way: mediation.
Lawyer turned professional mediator Michael Zuckerman, Esq. will present about best strategies for businesses to avoid and resolve conflicts. Inviting attendees to ask questions, Michael will focus on using mediation (rather than litigation and mean letters!) to achieve the best outcomes. Michael, a former law professor who has worked for federal judges and at a global law firm, has mediated over 200 disputes, including many on the North Shore.