Mediation is an alternative to costly, long-winded litigation. Before or after litigation is filed, enlightened parties seek this confidential cost-saving method to find a permanent solution to conflicts which may otherwise churn along for years in the court system. Sean Erenstoft is a practiced litigator who now promotes solving civil disputes via handshakes and not verdicts.
Mediation is the painstaking effort of finding resolution through a series of agreements by and between the parties. The first agreement is to direct arguments to the mediator. A good mediator serves to bridge a communication gap and supplement each parties’ understanding of their legal strengths and weaknesses without the traditional x versus y posture. Sean sees settlement as an exercise in self-realization with the mediator as the catalyst.
Settlements reached are placed in confidential writings, signed by the parties, and, if necessary, can be enforced by court’s orders. Otherwise, the courts are not involved and lawyer fees are minimized.
Sean Erenstoft can be reached at (310) 613-8887.