The Center's mediators have mediated over 150 construction disputes since 1988, including both commercial and residential disputes. The disputes have often involved multiple parties. In one commercial construction dispute over 20 parties participated.
Construction disputes can be especially difficult to resolve because they often involve multiple parties, are factually complex, frequently involve complicated contract arguments and interpretations, and are often characterized by a lack of definitive documentation. Many lawyers believe that construction disputes are especially inappropriate for a jury trial because of their complexity.
The Center's mediators take an active role in resolving construction disputes. They help the parties to implement an effective process and to agree upon the controlling issues. They also help the parties analyze their risk and potential reward from continued conflict. Negotiations to resolve construction disputes can sometimes become completely bogged down in arguments about details, so our mediators assist the parties to develop broader perspectives that lead to acceptable settlement agreements.
To resolve your construction dispute, call The Center for Resolution of Disputes at 513-721-4466.