Feinauer Commercial Lawyers was invited by the Family Business Association to participate in their annual seminar weekend. An essential factor, and also a problem, in family run businesses is maintaining open and effective communication, particularly when a dispute arises. To illustrate this point Feinauer presented a mock mediation. The attendees ranged from new small business owners, to very large well established corporations. The intent of the mock mediation was to provide a general background to mediation as an alternative to litigation, while establishing substantive legal responses to common issues. A slide show shown in the background (some slides of which are used to illustrate points in this article) acted as a humourous counterpoint, highlighting the issues as they arose.
"Mediating in the family business,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 7
, Article 5.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol7/iss1/5