APPROPRIATE DISPUTE SOLUTIONS
Your issue is unique. You can assure that the solution fits the problem.
Arbitration is a response to a need for a prompt, business-savvy, private, and fair resolution of disputes. Today, that need can only be met when your arbitrator effectively manages the process, carefully prepares, and dedicates herself to providing an analytically sound and fair result. Ms Kaster brings a sense of urgency to managing the pre-hearing process and the hearing, assuring a timely and fair hearing that respects your agreement.
Mediation permits the parties to fashion their own solution in a confidential setting, and to reach a result that can be better for each of them than proceeding to court. As a mediator, Ms. Kaster uses all the tools available to understand each party’s needs and facilitate their assessment of alternatives and options. She helps the parties reach their own appropriate solution.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION; CLAUSE DESIGN AND PROCESS DESIGN
Dispute resolution should not be an afterthought. Ms Kaster can help you design a process after your dispute arises or design pre-dispute clauses that meets your unique needs. On the Task Force for Mixed Mode Processes, the combined effort of the CCA, IMI and the Straus Institute, she worked extensively on designing bespoke processes.
The success of negotiation and mediation must begin with setting a goal measured against the likely alternative, often a court proceeding. Ensuring early, disciplined case valuation and maintaining open channels of communication with the other side can create opportunities for early resolution at less cost. Ms. Kaster has a history of creatively settling complex cases including class actions, intellectual property and patent disputes, and significant insurance claims.
IN-HOUSE AND LAW FIRM TRAINING
Ms. Kaster teaches dispute resolution processes and techniques for NJICLE, the CCA, ABA, AAA,PLI, NYSBA, law firms, and corporations. She can custom design talks and training on negotiation and mediation to bring the latest information and techniques for improving preparation and results.