Mediation Scheduling & Pricing

Mediation Scheduling & Pricing

Full-Day Mediation

Priced at $1,200 per party for full-day session running 9:30am to 5:00pm. Session pricing may vary based upon the issues, amount in controversy and number of parties. Additional time billed at $200/per hour, per party, after 5:00pm. If requested, Mr. Adrogué will conduct the entire mediation in Spanish at no extra charge.

Half-Day Mediation

Priced at $650 per party for half-day session, running either 9:00am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 5:00pm. Session pricing may vary based upon the issues, amount in controversy and number of parties.

Extended or Multiple Mediations

A typical full-day mediation begins at 9:30am, includes a working lunch and continues until completed. Mediations may be scheduled earlier or later at the request of the parties. While most sessions conclude by approximately 5:00pm, a session may extend into the evening as long as efforts seem to be productive. Hourly charges and expenses are discretionary and may be imposed after 5:00pm.

Only a small percentage of cases require more than one mediation session. However, if subsequent sessions are needed, they will be scheduled by mutual consent of the parties. Second day mediations may be scheduled on an hourly basis at the request of the parties. The fee is based upon the amount in controversy and number of parties involved. The amount in controversy is the aggregate amount of all claims for affirmative relief, excluding attorney’s fees, exemplary damages and costs. All parties represented by the same attorney or law firm are considered a single party for the purposes of the mediation fee.

When there is a disagreement between business partners, sometimes the majority shareholder will take actions designed to freeze out minority partners or eliminate their interest altogether. These actions can lead to the minority shareholder losing employment, income, or net worth. Sometimes the actions taken by the majority holders are so egregious that the minority partner simply gives up and walks away from his or her rightful share of the business. Fortunately, in many cases there are legal remedies that a minority shareholder can seek to combat wrongful actions of a majority shareholder. If you are involved in a dispute with business partners and believe wrongful actions are being taken against you, contact a civil litigation attorney today to see what remedies may be available.