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Family Law Mediator Lisa Taylor Joins Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan, LLC

ADR organization extends its divorce mediation depth with addition of Bingham Farms attorney DETROIT, MI (press release) – Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan, LLC (PREMi), a group of renowned and respected alternative dispute resolution neutrals, is pleased to announce that Lisa Taylor is its newest member. Ms. Taylor, who is based in Bingham Farms, possesses two decades of legal...
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How Advocates Choose Mediators

I have conducted commercial mediations for many years, attended ICLE’s forty hour training seminar and received many additional hours of advanced mediation training. To my knowledge, however, none of the training seminars focus upon what attorneys and advocates are looking for from a mediator or the mediation process. So, several years ago I conducted a survey in an attempt to find out. I...
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Who Is Bound to An Agreement to Arbitrate?

In some circumstances, non-signatories to agreements mandating arbitration can be compelled to have their complaints decided in arbitration. This article describes five situations in which a non-signatory to the arbitration agreement may be compelled to arbitrate or be bound by the decision of the arbitrator. State and Federal Policy Favor Arbitration The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”)...
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Joe Basta Testifies Before House Law & Justice Committee Regarding “Automatic Mediation”

PREMi professional and former State Bar of Michigan ADR Section chair Joseph Basta recently spoke to a Michigan legislative committee about House Bill 5073, which would generally require legal disputes to be referred to mediation. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Klint Kesto of Oakland County, would impose the requirement on civil non-domestic relations actions in which claimed damages exceed $25,000...
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DBusiness Names PREMi Professionals Among “Top Lawyers” for 2018

Four respected PREMi professionals have been included on DBusiness Magazine’s 2018 list of “Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit” for their outstanding accomplishments in Arbitration and Mediation: Gene Esshaki William Gilbride Paul Monicatti Martin Weisman DBusiness selects attorneys based on votes and opinions from other attorneys in the local legal community. PREMi congratulates our...
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