Arbitration and Mediation

WHEN LITIGATION IS NOT THE SOLUTION….

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. proudly offers alternatives to litigation in resolving disputes and conflicts that arise in the course of everyday life and business.  In addition to our litigation experience, our Arbitration and Mediation group of attorneys offer a wealth of experience from all sides of the table.  We recognize that disputes arise which lend themselves more effectively to resolution in a cooperative rather than adversarial environment.  Our attorneys are skilled through years of experience and alternative dispute resolution training and certification.  When selecting an HBS mediator, you will experience the comfort of playing an active role in resolution through confidential and constructive negotiation.  Our mediators excel in facilitating a well-informed and efficient mediation process by which the parties mutually resolve their differences.  At the conclusion, we assist in crafting an agreement which embodies the letter and spirit of the parties’ mutual intent.

Mediation conducted by our highly trained and experienced mediators offers an informative and comfortable atmosphere conducive to communication and cooperation. We have found over the years that by facilitating open and honest communication between the parties while recognizing motivating factors unique to each situation we can consistently provide a satisfying and successful mediation experience.  Parties leave the alternative dispute resolution process feeling fully informed, completely engaged, and integrally invested in the outcome.  From beginning to end, we accompany the parties in mediation to their own unique solutions.

We provide a comfortable mediation environment and are fully equipped to provide mediation and arbitration services to resolve disputes in many areas including, but not limited to:

  • Business and Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Family and Domestic Relations
  • General Liability
  • International Commerce and Trade
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Transportation
  • Will, Trusts, and Estates
Related Industries

Real Estate

Hall Booth Smith guides real estate industry clients through the complexities of real property purchases, assessments, sales and leases, land use, zoning, financing and environmental issues,  and a host of other concerns.  HBS team represents virtually all players in the industry, including owners and occupiers, developers, real estate advisers, lenders, pension funds, insurance companies, governments, and hotel owners and operators. HBS , negotiates commercial and residential transactions of all types and sizes. Our real estate attorneys have advised clients throughout the life cycle of their property ownership from acquisition through development.


Health Care

Already among the most regulated industries, and now grappling with the uncertainty regarding the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other reforms, the health care industry and those doing business with the sector rely on HBS to advise on and effectively resolve their business, legal, and regulatory challenges. We advise on all aspects of our clients’ healthcare related businesses from structuring, employment issues, office management, corporate governance and transactional matters to malpractice issues, patient privacy, records retention and data protection.


Government & Municipalities

With a team of former and current government leaders , and those actively involved in various areas of government, HBS offers comprehensive representation and advice to those in government, including states, counties, cities, non-profits and other related industries.

Our team members are regarded as among the most influential leaders in the state of Georgia and are repeatedly recognized for their work on behalf of clients in the government arena. Regularly interacting with legislative leaders concerning client needs, we maintain close working relationships with elected officials, appointed officials, and agency staff, enhancing our ability to provide expertise and counsel. Leveraging our connections, regulatory know-how and legal experience, we work with local, county and state government officials to craft good policy and address our clients’ legislative, regulatory and legal concerns.

HBS attorneys assist clients with the full range of local, county and state government affairs, regulatory matters, lobbying efforts, and political and campaign finance issues. Understanding the regulatory framework which affects our clients’ business operations, we are particularly adept at helping related regulated industries such as utilities, energy and trade associations, telecommunication companies, health care, insurance, local governments, and nonprofit organizations with compliance matters.