Using Mediation And Arbitration To Resolve Disputes

It is not uncommon for Condo and Homeowners Associations to find themselves facing disruptive disputes. By working with a skilled attorney, however, these associations can often find an efficient and cost-effective solution through either mediation or arbitration.

Brian Pariser has been a Florida Supreme Court-certified civil circuit court mediator since 1991 and has mediated and represented parties in numerous Mediations and Florida Condo and HOA Arbitrations.

As alternative methods of dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration are used to help parties navigate serious disputes through the legal process while avoiding costly, time-consuming courtroom litigation. With more than four decades of legal experience in Miami and communities throughout Florida, attorney Brian W. Pariser can guide clients through disputes ranging from simple, straightforward disagreements to far-reaching breach of contract matters that involve numerous organizations.

What Is the Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration?

While many individuals and professional organizations naturally gravitate toward alternative dispute resolution (ADR), there are clear differences between mediation and arbitration.

  • Mediation: The process is facilitated by a neutral third party while both parties have their lawyers present. The process resembles a negotiation with both parties attempting to reach a mutually beneficial compromise. The mediator has no power to impose a decision, but can only make recommendations.
  • Arbitration: While the arbitration process is more informal than traditional courtroom proceedings, the process more closely resembles litigation than mediation. Both parties give the power to decide the dispute to the arbitrator.

Parties can directly benefit from the representation of a skilled attorney. The Law Office of Brian W. Pariser, P.A., provides the guidance necessary for clients to navigate condo and homeowners association disputes efficiently. Disputes can be between owners, contractors, renters or members of the board or the management company.

Contact the Firm

To learn more about how mediation or arbitration may help resolve your south Florida condominium association or homeowners association dispute, call or email the Law Office of Brian W. Pariser, P.A.