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Tips for Mediation of the Toughest Construction Disputes


Maintain a poker face and get better results at mediation.

When faced with a difficult construction dispute, getting a settlement at mediation can signify an end to sleepless nights for your client. Resolution at mediation evades the uncertain risks and excessive costs of seeing a dispute through to the end. However, mediation might be as daunting as seeing it through to the end. Each side plays a game of poker with the chances of winning and losing, unpredictability abounds, and the mediator has no power to determine the fate of the parties. This white paper reviews ways to strengthen negotiations and offers tips to get a mediation out of a difficult spot.



Richard G. (Rick) Erickson

Richard G. (Rick) Erickson

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

  • Partner in the office of Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P. (https://www.swlaw.com/people/rick_erickson)
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of construction law
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous topics relating to construction litigation and transactions
  • Author of many publications related to construction law and commercial litigation
  • Past chair, State Bar Executive Council for Construction Law; Affiliate Affairs Committee, Associated General Contractors; fellow, American Bar Foundation; Arizona Builders Alliance; Maricopa County Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • J.D. degree, University of The Pacific; B.S. degree, University of Arizona
  • Can be contacted at [email protected], 602-382-6540, or https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-erickson-9510794

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