For his tenth book, James C. Freund has crossed over from a lifetime of negotiating M&A and other business deals to tackle the equally demanding task a mediator confronts in resolving disputes.
Jim has been honing his mediator’s craft over the past two decades, with particular emphasis on the toughest of all cases to settle – the classic zero sum game of a sizeable one-shot dollar dispute over hotly contested issues between sophisticated, well-represented parties. Freund’s problem-solving approach – rooted in his transactional experience and deal-making mentality – is distinctive and has proved its effectiveness on a regular basis.
In Anatomy of a Mediation, Jim describes his technique in detail and takes the reader step-by-step through its application in resolving four expansive hypothetical situations, each focusing on a different type of dispute – such as a case involving multiple parties and another with significant deal elements and forward-looking considerations. You’ll learn:
“Anatomy of a Mediation is a cherished one-on-one tutorial by a master of the art. The quintessential deal maker/problem solver Jim Freund believes that mediation is the most straightforward, best resolution for the parties—particularly for one-shot dollar disputes and other commercial matters—and amply proves his point.”
— Judith S. Kaye, Former Chief Judge of the State of New York; Of Counsel, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
"James Freund has enjoyed an illustrious career as a lawyer…a masterful deal maker… widely read author…lecturer…and a popular law professor. For more than 20 years Freund has applied his learning and experience to the successful mediation of commercial disputes of every variety. Anatomy of a Mediation brings it all together…. The book is beautifully written and is a kind of tour de force for a lawyer who has given so much of himself to others… a book not to be without for mediators, mediation participants, and teachers."
— John D. Feerick, Former Dean of Fordham University School of Law, and Director of its Feerick Center for Social Justice and Dispute Resolution
“Anatomy of a Mediation is a superb job. I have seen no book about mediation which compares with it.... First and foremost, it is the best analysis emphasizing the positive role of an evaluative mediator.... It makes a persuasive assertion that the extensive negotiations required are best conducted between each of the parties and the mediator separately.... Anatomy of a Mediation should be read not only by mediators and aspiring mediators but by lawyers who represent clients in mediation, and it should be in the library of all commercial lawyers who need to be aware of the availability of evaluative mediation.”
— Charles B. Renfrew, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution; Former Federal District Court Judge, San Francisco
May 24, 2013
Apple Patents Digital Handshake Between Devices
From: Patent Law Practice Center
On April 23, 2013, Apple obtained U.S. Patent No. ...
May 22, 2013
USPTO Update: After Final, Software and Sequestration
Recently there has been some interesting news comi...
May 17, 2013
Unanimous SCOTUS Sides with Monsanto on Seeds
On Monday, May 13, 2013, the United States Supreme...
Approaching Veterans Issues: A Legal Overview Including an Update of California Penal Code Section 1170.9
May. 24, 2013
By Judges for Judges, Veterans in Your Courtroom: An Overview
New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon 2013
May. 28, 2013
All Contents Copyright © 1996-2013 Practising Law Institute. Continuing Legal Education since 1933.