Dispute Resolution Specialty

Atlass Dispute Resolution (ADR) specializes in personal and business disputes.  We match our strengths and expertise with the type of dispute.  We are not well suited for all types of mediations and will advise the parties if they will be better served by using another mediator.  By way of example, ADR offers mediation services for the following types of disputes:

  • Breach of contract
  • Broker Commissions (including listing agreements)
  • Construction Contracts (including AIA Contracts, purchase orders and other forms of agreements)
  • Construction liens
  • Foreclosure
  • Lease agreements (commercial and residential)
  • Operating Agreements and member disputes
  • Partnership Agreements and related disputes
  • Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements (residential and commercial)
  • Secured Transactions (including transactions secured by assets other than real estate)
  • Shareholders Agreements and related disputes
  • Dissolution of Marriage, including alimony and equitable distribution
  • Property damage, including insurance claims


What makes Atlass Dispute Resolution different?

Atlass Dispute Resolution is different than the other mediation firms.  ADR is uniquely qualified to serve as the neutral for the specific types of personal, business and real estate disputes because of our vast experience as “deal makers.”  Although the early portion of her career was spent in the courtroom, Jena Rissman Atlass has spent the lion share of her legal career as a transactional lawyer focused on real estate and business transactions.  Her core competencies lie in finding common ground between parties, negotiating, working towards mutually satisfying resolutions, understanding financial issues and avoiding the courtroom.  In every sense, our philosophy is focused on making the deal.

Atlass Dispute Resolution believes that the mediator should be a good fit for the parties, which generally starts with a good fit for the type of dispute.  ADR matches its core compentencies with the type of dispute.  This is one of the places where we truly add value to the mediation process.  Less of time in the mediation process will spent educating the mediator on the documents, the law and the underlying deal.  As such, the mediation process will be aimed at the specific facts of the particular dispute, the goals of the parties in the dispute and finding the common ground between the parties.

ADR evaluates each proposed mediation conference to ensure that we are the right fit.  Our goal is to ensure that each mediation conference is positioned for success.  There are no guarantees that settlement will be reached, but we make every effort to remove obstacles to resolution.