Bob has a passion for resolving disputes. He brings experience, knowledge and a genuine concern for all participants in conflict to the table. Recognizing that conflict is about more than a rational assessment of rights and positions but also about a myriad of human reactions and emotions, he facilitates holistic, integrated decision making. He strives to help parties relate to different perspectives, understand important dynamics, guide negotiations and create opportunities for settlement.
Understanding how difficult it is to navigate the uncertain terrain of litigation, he believes that the parties themselves are best equipped to make decisions about their case. His mediation process provides a supportive environment for negotiation and resolution. Nevertheless, Bob is willing to offer opinions and assessments of positions and case settlement values.
His approach in mediation is to create a process where all participants are engaged in identifying issues, getting to the heart of the conflict and assessing priorities and risk. Together, in collaboration with the participants, he designs a strategy to arrive at solutions that reflect the needs and desires of all participants. He values establishing a rapport with parties in a genuine, engaged manner that helps to reduce posturing and non-productive negotiations. Opposing viewpoints are encouraged to be aired with candor and respect.