Some situations call for a third party with decision authority.

Arbitration occurs when an acceptable, impartial, neutral third party becomes involved in a dispute. The arbitrator listens to the facts of the dispute and is empowered to issue a settlement decision. Arbitrator settlements may be binding or non-binding depending on the prior agreement of the parties or the conditions set out in a commercial contract or law. Unlike a mediator, the arbitrator has the authority to resolve the dispute.

Arbitration Steps

  • Introduction
  • Presentation of facts and evidence by parties or attorneys
  • Arbitrator’s decision

Bear Wolf specializes in arbitration of

  • Employment issues
  • Labor disputes
  • Real estate disputes
  • Post-decree divorce conflicts

Arbitration is confidential, effective and timely. Bear Wolf offers competitive daily rates. Parties using arbitration eliminate litigation expenses and receive timely resolutions.

Jo-Marie Lisa, Bear Wolf President, is a panel member for the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Services (FMCS) and the securities’ industry Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, (FINRA). Jo-Marie has completed Negotiation Training offered by the American Arbitration Association.