Mark Fotohabadi

Mark Fotohabadi
As Co-Founder & Publisher of ADR Times, Mark Fotohabadi, PhD, MBA, MDR is a visionary and hands-on serial entrepreneur and educator, who has successfully co-founded and led half a dozen companies to sustained profitability and disruptive change in their respective fields. Mark holds a Ph.D. in Leadership from Alliant International University; an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business; a Master in Dispute Resolution (MDR) degree from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law; and a BSc degree in Urban & Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona. Mark can be reached at (800) 616-1202 xt 701; and via email: [email protected]

The Simple Act of Kindness in Mediation

Last weekend was Father’s Day and I took note of two stories that seemed useful in mediation. The first, was on CBS Sunday Morning where the editorial piece reflected upon how student athletes, from Little League through College, end each game, however hard fought,...

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Confidentiality is the ‘Heart’ of Mediation

Confidentiality is the ‘heart’ of mediation, without which it could not succeed. It encourages open and truthful conversation about the matter in dispute.” Mediation (1) is a common and growing alternative to litigation in the business community (2) and in the courts....

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Why Does Mediation Work?

What is it about the process of airing our grievances in front of a stranger that makes it easier than direct negotiation with our opponent? We respect the mediator When we choose mediators, we naturally look for people we respect and trust.  Maybe it’s a retired...

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The Basics of Framing and Reframing

Nicole was frustrated: “I know I’m behind on the rent – business is slow and I can’t afford $9,000 a month for this place! George needs to get real! He’s made a ton of money from me.  He needs to stop being so greedy… I only can pay $7,000 a month… at least until...

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Med-Arb vs. Arb-Med

“Two of the most popular hybrid ADR processes are med-arb and arb-med. These methods combine the flexibility of mediation with the certainty of arbitration. Despite their advantages, both processes have been criticized. This article considers all sides of the...

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Mediator Roles & Techniques

VIEW Mediation is a unique way of resolving a dispute. While Arbitration and Litigation focus on a person authorizing or “handing down” a decision to resolve a conflict, negotiation and mediation are about parties coming together to resolve a dispute.  Unlike...

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Sphere of Conflict

The Sphere of Conflict illustrates five different types of causes and their possible interventions. —Christopher W. Moore, The Mediation Process, 1986 by Agency for Dispute Resolution

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What is ADR?

View fullsize Alternative Dispute Resolution consists of a full range of informal to formal problem-solving processes, wherein a neutral professional assists the parties in reaching an amicable solution, a binding agreement or other resolve to a dispute.by Agency for...

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