Alternative Dispute Resolution
SFMS considers the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution ('ADR') to be an integral part of the practice of law and the advice that we provide to our clients. The Firm's ADR practice and the ADR strategies that we employ enable us to achieve results that promote our clients' goals, reduce the expense and delay associated with resolving disputes, and avoid the distractions that more protracted proceedings may impose upon clients.
SFMS lawyers have a broad range of ADR experience in the fields of domestic and international arbitration, direct negotiation, mediation and other customized ADR options, including dispute review boards, med-arbs, mini-trials, private judging and summary jury trials in the fields of antitrust, commercial transactions, construction, consumer and financial transactions, corporate and contract law, employment and labor disputes, intellectual property, insurance, and securities and corporate governance. In addition to regularly representing our clients in these ADR proceedings, SFMS attorneys have extensive experience acting as arbitrators, mediators, private judges and settlement counsel.