Business disputes involve a unique array of negotiating issues not found in other kinds of conflicts. Often, the parties have valuable long-term relationships that they want to preserve. At the same time, these complex on-going business relationships can make direct negotiations a real challenge. As your mediator, I can help resolve the dispute and, at the same time, work to repair and preserve the underlying relationships. American companies are more and more frequently doing business in the global economy. Their foreign partners often have vastly different attitudes about how best to resolve disputes. To that end, my experience mediating such cases allows me to effectively assist both parties in identifying these differences and dynamics. The result is a mediation framework that enhances the chances of a successful negotiation.