Collaborative Law

Getting a Collaborative Law case going can be tough, especially in areas outside divorce where it is already well-established:

  • Probate, Trusts, Estate Administration, TEDRA
  • Estate Planning
  • Family- and closely-held business
  • Workouts, restructuring and reorganizations
  • Commercial, Contracts, B2B, Vendor/Customer
  • Transactions
  • Real Property
  • Merchant/Consumer

With a mediator on the team, you can focus on representing your client. A mediator can help you in all phases of the collaboration, from initiation to final agreement:

  • Engaging the responding party
  • Situation assessment
  • Collaborative Law process design
  • Convening
  • Identification of members of the professional team
  • Mentoring in collaborative negotiation for newer collaborative practitioners
  • Case management and coordination
  • Meeting facilitation

I work according to the standards and protocols of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals ( I am active with the local practice group King County Collaborative Law and currently serve on its Board of Directors, as Membership Chair, and as Past Chair of its Civil Practice Group (

Before you start your next Collaborative Law case, give me a call or drop me a note. Together we can work to make it a successful collaboration for your clients.

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