Northern California Real Estate Mediation Attorney
By litigating a real estate case, you are giving away the decision-making authority. While judges are experienced and knowledgeable in rendering verdicts, the control is in their hands. At MC Hall & Associates, Attorneys and Counselors at Law in San Francisco, California, we encourage our clients to seek mediation to control the resolution of their case.
Trained and Experienced Mediator
Michael C. Hall is firmly committed to the process of mediation. In addition to his private practice involving litigation and mediation, he serves as a mediator with the San Francisco Bar Association Early Settlement Program. He has extensive experience in mediating issues related to real estate transactions and landlord/tenant litigation.
Benefits of Mediation
Mediation provides a more efficient and cost-effective way of resolving your dispute. At the Bay Area law firm of MC Hall and Associates, we seek this form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to identify the outstanding issues and settling them to both sides' satisfaction.
Litigation in court involves a fight. Mediation provides a cooperative environment where the parties present and discuss all of the issues. Litigation means that the final verdict will come from a judge. Mediation lets you control the outcome and promote peaceful relationships in the future. Landlords and tenants who will co-exist beyond their legal dispute find mediation to be less contentious and more productive.
Litigation as a Viable Option to Mediation
Even though we are dedicated to the mediation process and encourage our clients to use that option, we still recognize that litigation is a viable option. We prepare all cases as if we will be trying them in a courtroom. That strong litigation approach is effective in letting the opposing side know that we are serious and ready to go to court. If mediation is removed as an option or fails to resolve the case, we are ready to proceed to trial. While the decision-making becomes out of your control, mediation is only as effective as the other side's willingness to negotiate the issues.
While not for every case, mediation provides you with a level of control over the outcome that litigation simply cannot provide. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer and mediator, please contact us.