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The Use of Mediation to Provide Creative Solutions in Family Business Matters

Friday, April 25, 2014 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


This interactive program will bring experts in mediation to the BBA. The panel will demonstrate best practices and techniques through a series of mock mediations addressing issues related to closely held and family businesses.

Program Schedule: 
I. Welcome and Introductions – Richard H. Goldman
II. A comparison of Mediation and Arbitration – William I. Cowin;
III. Mock Mediation involving a family business dispute – the entire Panel
IV. Question and Answer period

The Panelists:

  • William I. Cowin, Retired Massachusetts Appeals Court Judge and Mediator for JAMS Endispute
  • Richard H. Goldman, Chairman -- Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Rudolph H. Kass, Retired Massachusetts Appeals Court Judge and Mediator for The Mediation Group
  • Joel M. Reck, Former President of the BBA, Retired Partner Brown Rudnick LLP and current Mediator for Mediation Works Inc. (MWI) and The Mediation Group

The Boston Bar Association's CLE Department will be offering certificates of attendance to those in attendance of this free program who require CLE Credit or proof of attendance. If you are an attorney admitted in a jurisdiction outside of MA or otherwise require proof of attendance at this program, please pick up a certificate from the BBA staff after the program.  If you require assistance with CLE credit questions please contact us at or 617-778-2020.

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):




Elizabeth Vincensi


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