Mediation is a conference or series of conferences between disputing parties guided by a trained neutral. Bob Meynardie is a trained facilitative mediator with more than 20 years experience helping parties resolve conflicts. Although primarily a facilitator, Mr. Meynardie incorporates elements of evaluative and narrative mediation in his practice.Mr. Meynardie is also an experienced "Guided Choice" Mediator. In GC Mediation, the neutral guides the parties in creating an individualized process for mediation.
Neutral Evaluation is a process where the parties submit evidence to a neutral who provides a non-binding opinion on the merits of the claim. The process can range in complexity from an analysis of the legal merits of a case to a full presentation of evidence in a mock trial. Mr. Meynardie has served as a neutral evaluator in complex commercial and construction cases.
Arbitration is a procedure in which the parties agree to be bound by the decision of a neutral decision-maker. Arbitration usually provides a faster and more binding resolution than litigation and provides more finality as the awards are subject to fewer appeal rights. Bob Meynardie is a member of the AAA's Commercial and Construction Arbitraition Panels and offers neutral services in private (self-administered) arbitrations. His experience includes commercial, construction, and international arbitrations.
Collaborative Law is an alternative to litigation or arbitration where the disputing parties engage trained collaborative lawyers who design a streamlined process for the exchange of information necessary to reach an informed decision on settlement. The process avoids the high cost of full discovery and ensures that the interests of the client and collaborative lawyer are aligned. Mr. Meynardie is a trained civil collaborative lawyer.
Bob has been a Dispute Resolution Commission certified mediator for more than 23 years and a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial and Construction Panels for both arbitration and mediation since 2010. Bob has served as a mediator in more than 600 commercial and as an arbitrator in approximately 50 matters that have been tried to decision.
Bob is a commercial litigator with significant substantive experience in the prosecution and defense of trade secrets, unfair trade competition, business and employee non-competes, business ownership and management disputes and trust and estate litigation. Bob also has significant experience serving the construction industry in disputes ranging from contract scope and interpretation to construction and design defects to delay and acceleration claims.
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