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Opening Statements in Mediation - Don't Pass Up The Opportunity

03.05.18  |  By Richard P. Byrne

In May of 2016, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) published the article "Opening Statements In Mediation - Don't Pass Up The Opportunity" by L'Abbate Balkan partner, Richard P. Byrne.

The article addresses the opportunity of a concise and impactful opening statement which allows one to convey intangibles directly to the opposing client representative. It can communicate preparedness and conviction, tempered by a willingness to maintain an open mind and to seek common ground.

Click here to read the complete article on the NAM website.

Richard P. Byrne, Esq., is a member of NAM’s (National Arbitration and Mediation) Hearing Officer Panel and is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States. In 2018, for the fourth year in a row, he was voted one of the Top 3 Mediators in the country by National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey and for the second year in a row, he was named a National Law Journal 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 37 nationwide. Further, for the fourth straight year, he was voted a Top Ten Mediator in New York State by the 2017 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey.  He is also co-managing partner of L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P. and chair of the Firm's Insurance Industry Practice Group.

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