Overview

HunterMaclean’s arbitration and mediation practice group features a talented team of attorneys that excels at helping parties resolve their disputes in a less adversarial setting, without the intervention of a judge or jury.

Whether arbitration or mediation is court-ordered, included in a business contract, or voluntary, the Malcolm Maclean Mediation Center at HunterMaclean provides a comfortable, professional facility to resolve a wide range of disputes.

From personal injury to employment claims and business disputes, our arbitration and mediation team offers creative solutions and provides an environment within which parties can come to a satisfactory agreement. Attorneys at HunterMaclean have extensive experience at using alternative dispute resolution strategies like arbitration and mediation to reach settlements for a range of clients across the country and around the world.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

Arbitration of Employment Disputes

In this article for Business in Savannah, attorney Kirby Mason addresses employers about the importance of including an arbitration provision in written employment contracts for the resolution of disputes.

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The Value of Mediation

In this article for Savannah Morning News, attorney John Tatum discusses how mediation can be a valuable tool in settling legal disputes. Mediation offers several benefits that litigation does not.

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Benefits of Mediation in Business Disputes

This article for Business in Savannah discusses when mediation can be a strategic alternative to traditional litigation.

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Arbitration and Mediation vs. Litigation

HunterMaclean attorney David M. Burkoff discusses the benefits of arbitration and mediation and when these options can serve as a strategic option during business disputes.

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Mediation Can Serve as a Smart Alternative to Litigation

HunterMaclean partner Shawn A. Kachmar discusses why mediation can be a beneficial way to resolve business disputes.

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Mediation Can Serve as an Alternative to Litigation

When faced with a complex legal dispute, parties involved should consider alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation, before turning to litigation.

Alternative dispute resolution is a general term that describes a variety of non-traditional methods used to resolve cases. The most common of these methods are mediation and arbitration. Arbitration is a more formal process that involves increased rules, procedures and the intervention of a third-party adjudicator who typically acts as the judge and jury.

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Obesity and the ADA: Coverage for a Large Group

By Wade W. Herring, II, published on November 28, 2000, in Employment Publication.

“But wait a bit,” the Oysters cried,
“Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
And all of us are fat!”
The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll

Does obesity constitute a disability under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans with Disabilities Act? Statistics indicate that the percentage of Americans who are overweight is steadily increasing. The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit decision in the case of Cook v. State of Rhode Island, Dept. of MHRH renewed debate about whether obesity is a disability protected by law.

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Defining and Preventing Sexual Harassment

By Wade W. Herring, II, published on January 9, 2000, in Employment Publication.

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been of increasing concern for employers and employees over the past 15 years. What is sexual harassment, and what can employers do to prevent it? Under what circumstances are employers liable for sexual harassment? What should employees do when they believe that they have been harassed?

SEXUAL HARASSMENT — AN ELUSIVE DEFINITION. Fundamentally, sexual harassment is discrimination because of sex, illegal under Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Presentations

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Presented at multiple CLE, human resources, and management seminars by Shawn A. Kachmar.

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News

Georgia CEO: HunterMaclean Marks 135 Years in the Practice of Law

The year 2014 marks the 135th anniversary of HunterMaclean. Lucy Adams from Georgia CEO interviewed Managing Partner Frank Macgill regarding HunterMaclean’s history, areas of expertise, milestone anniversary, and future.

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Attorney David M. Burkoff Joins HunterMaclean’s Business Litigation Group

HunterMaclean is pleased to welcome attorney David M. Burkoff to the firm’s Business Litigation Group.

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Spotlight

Flying High: Firm Protects Gulfstream's Dispute Resolution Policy

One of Savannah’s largest employers, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. HunterMaclean attorneys have worked with Gulfstream since it first moved to Savannah in 1967 with the encouragement and support of the late Malcolm R. Maclean, then a HunterMaclean partner and former Savannah mayor.

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