Dispute Resolution and Mediation

May 22, 2020

Mediation Frequently Asked Questions

What is mediation? Mediation is a process in which a neutral professional assists parties in co-creating solutions to a problem. In mediation, the parties express their […]
May 4, 2020

The Importance of Diversity in Mediation

One of the primary roles of the mediator is to be impartial regardless of the parties’ circumstances and differences and to bring an open mind and […]
April 21, 2020
The Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators

The Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators

The Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators was adopted in 2005 by the American Arbitration Association, American Bar Association and Association for Conflict Resolution. These Standards […]
April 14, 2020

International Commercial Mediation

In today’s global economy, companies operating internationally may find themselves in a dispute that will be litigated in a foreign country. The dispute could involve anything […]
April 14, 2020

Mediation, a Superior Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Mediation is defined as an intervention between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement or compromise. It is a means of resolving disputes outside of the judicial […]
April 7, 2020
Nurturing Business Relationships

Nurturing Business Relationships in the Covid-19 Era

In these times of scarcity, fear, and loss, people are negotiating their business relationships more vigorously than ever before. Under normal circumstances, contracting parties, by and […]
October 23, 2019

Nurturing the Seeds of Peace

The Vilendrer Family won 3rd place in the 8 and Under division of the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival. The short video will be broadcasted to promote peace at the United Nations on November 6, 2019.
June 26, 2017

Ellie Vilendrer Answers ADR FAQ’s for the MSBA Video Series

May 23, 2017

Ellie Vilendrer Featured in The Hennepin Lawyer Magazine

Ellie Vilendrer was selected to be part of The Hennepin Lawyer Magazine’s Profiles in Practice – a showcase of nine Hennepin County attorneys with diverse and distinguished careers. […]
December 21, 2015
Litigation

The Most Important Lesson I Learned as a Litigator

I practiced civil litigation, representing clients on both sides of the v., for many years. As attorneys our job is to act in the best interest of our clients. In litigation, that responsibility is at odds with the traditional hourly payment model. A litigator who is paid on an hourly basis to litigate is not financially incentivized to resolve your case quickly. While approximately 90% of cases do settle before trial, most settle only after considerable time and expense have been spent.
December 18, 2015
Conflict Prevention

The Three Best Strategies to Prevent Conflict at Your Holiday Gathering

Here is my advice for keeping negative emotions at bay to prevent conflict during your holiday gathering: 1. Spin the Confirmation Bias
November 9, 2015
Negotiation Strategy Webinar

American Law Institute CLE interview with Ellie Vilendrer on Negotiation Strategy

Negotiating on behalf of a client is part of everyday business for attorneys in every type of law practice. Each negotiation presents a unique set of challenges. How should attorneys prepare for negotiations to get the best outcome for their clients?