About Deal Mediation

What is deal mediation?

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Apollo Bridge, Bratislava, Slovakia

Deal mediation is a facilitated negotiation of a business transaction in which a neutral third-party works with the dealmakers from both sides, helping them to communicate better, identify opportunities for mutual gain, maximize transaction value and conclude the richest possible deal.

Phil Neiman is a Marin County based mediator who provides dispute resolution and deal mediation services throughout Northern California and the greater Bay Area, including Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma and the East Bay. ...

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What is the goal of deal mediation?

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Ponte della Maddalena, Lucca, Italy

The goal of deal mediation is to consummate the best possible transaction for all parties collectively, in other words, to maximize the value of the deal for everyone involved.

Phil Neiman is a Marin County based mediator who provides dispute resolution and deal mediation services throughout Northern California and the greater Bay Area, including Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma and the East Bay.

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What types of transactions can deal mediation help with?

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Volgograd Bridge, Volgograd, Russia

Deal mediation works extremely well for a broad range of business transactions, including financings, mergers, acquisitions, business sales, asset transfers, corporate alliances, joint venture formation and technology licensing, to name a few. From the most basic contract formation to the most complex M&A deal, the mediator can add tremendous value, help prevent deal failure and guide all parties to their most efficient outcome.

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How does deal mediation differ from dispute mediation?

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Puente de Treto, Cantabria, Spain

Deal mediation is a facilitated negotiation of a business transaction. Dispute mediation is a facilitated negotiation of a conflict. The two are similar in that a trained, skilled neutral helps the parties communicate about their needs and interests and assists them in concluding a deal. In deal mediation, however, the neutral third party is involved pre-conflict, when there is no dispute to resolve.

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Is there a downside to trying deal mediation?

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Laviolette Bridge, Quebec, Canada

The downside to trying deal mediation is minimal. If the mediation session doesn’t produce a deal, the parties will be out the cost of the mediator’s fee (which the parties generally split equally), and some of their time, but nothing more. At a minimum, if everyone is acting in good faith, each side will have had an opportunity to communicate about its needs and interests in a potential transaction. This has the advantage ...

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