• Mediate Litigated Cases

    Mediation provides a confidential and effective method of resolving litigated matters of all subject matters. McHugh & Chen are trained in a variety of mediation styles from facilitative, evaluative, to transformative, as the case or parties may require. We have a broad spectrum of subject matter expertise in tort and business litigation acquired in over 50 years of combined litigation experience. Our subject matter expertise include:

    • Breach of contract
    • Property damage
    • Personal injury
    • Insurance coverage
    • Construction defect
    • CEQA environmental/land use
    • Wrongful death
    • Product defect
    • Wrongful termination
    • Employment Discrimination
    • Wage & Hour
    • Probate

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  • Business and Personal Pre-litigation Disputes

    Mediation also provides a vehicle for confidential resolution of business and personal disputes before they reach litigation. McHugh & Chen have extensive experience in transactional drafting and negotiation and pre-litigaiton dispute resolution. Their subject matter experience include:

    • disputes involving real estate
    • broker/sales persons commission
    • property boundary line
    • product/IP licensing
    • contract performance
    • probate/inheritance
    • partnership/business dissolution
    • wage and hour; harassment/discrimination
    • insurance coverage
    • owner/contractor dispute
    • CEQA/environmental/land use

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  • Congregational Mediation

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    McHugh & Chen are trained congregational consultants who have assisted congregations in crisis, in conflict and/or in transition between pastors. Congregation mediation is particularly useful when congregations are coping with numerical growth or decline; anticipating a building or capital campaign; moving through a pastoral transition; preparing for long-range planning; anticipating staff changes; recovering from an organizational trauma.

    • pastor/congregation conflicts
    • interpersonal conflicts
    • value based disputes
    • congregational analysis
    • governance
    • communication
    • member relations
    • conflict pattern
    • congregational processes
    • mission and identity
    • congregational characteristics
    • structure
    • ideology

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Mediation is a confidential facilitated negotiation process aimed at assisting parties in litigated cases and other disputes to find a resolution. Different styles of mediation are appropriate for different situations and party personalities and the process can be customized to fit the parties’ specific needs. Mediation allows the parties to participate in finding their own resolution rather than having it imposed by a judge or arbitrator. Bringing another party to court is expensive, time consuming and stressful. By using a mediator, the parties will have the trained and neutral ear of a facilitator, and benefit of a private, confidential means of coming to an agreement. The mediator/facilitator will guide the parties through the negotiation process and enhance the success of a mutual resolution. Mediation can be helpful in nearly any situation, from private family matters, corporations, to church congregations. The mediator/facilitator acts as a third party, with the aim of improving communication between the disagreeing parties in order to find a suitable means of settling the dispute. It is our mission to help you resolve your disputes.