Mark Becker presenting Construction Early Dispute Resolution Fundamentals live webinar

We would like to personally invite you to join us at our upcoming Lorman Education Services live webinar Construction Early Dispute Resolution Fundamentals on June 28 at 1 pm ET.

Learn the power of a designed Mediation to resolve complex construction disputes earlier and effectively.

Most construction disputes settle. However, when they settle can have large project economic consequences to your company and the project. Learn how the smartest professionals in the construction industry get earlier and better resolutions of disputes with less legal and expert expense, and often with preserving valuable relationships. To achieve these results, we will give you insights based on our experience as successful mediators and advocates. We know to hire a mediator as early as possible. Clients appreciate having a neutral they can confidentially talk to as soon as possible, to overcome resistance from opponents to the early hire of mediators, to use the mediator’s power of confidentiality to diagnose all the impass causes which often involve brain science as well as legal or factual issues, and a settlement process should be based on impass diagnostics peculiar to the dispute. The process is more than just showing up for mediation. We avoid surprises during negotiations because of what we learn before the start of negotiations. Learn how to find the best mediators beyond reading online resumes and emails in response to the question, Can anyone recommend a good mediator in ______ . Learn best practices in interviewing mediators who may be unfamiliar to you.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to explain to opponents why they should agree to the early hire of a mediator.
  • You will be able to recognize how inefficient litigation can be to cause a change of settlement positions.
  • You will be able to identify the best mediator who is also agreeable to the others.
  • You will be able to recognize means to overcome psychological and organizational political factors which can be just as important as legal and factual factors to overcoming impassed positions.

Join us at the conclusion of the webinar for a live question and answer session.

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We hope to see you there.


Mark R. Becker
Attorney at Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson P.A

Paul Lurie
Paul M. Lurie is an experienced construction mediator and a member of the AAA Master Panel. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and the American College of Construction Lawyers and a member of their ADR Committee. He is a founder of the Guided Choice Mediation Interest Group.

Can’t Attend the Live Webinar? Recording Available

Three Fabyanske Attorneys Listed as Leading Attorneys by Who’s Who

The 2019 International Who’s Who Legal for Construction Law has recognized Marv Fabyanske, Kyle Hart and Dean Thomson as Minnesota members, the most members of any of the seven Minnesota firms so recognized.

“Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide.  Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed….It is not possible to buy entry into any Who’s Who legal publication.”

Fabyanske_Marv_032 Marvin T. Fabyanske
Hart_Kyle_496 Kyle E. Hart
Thomson_Dean_494 Dean B. Thomson