Maxine Aaronson, Attorney at Law
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Mediation Philosophy

Ms. Aaronson knows that every negotiation is unique and that there are multiple ways to solve any problem. She is primarily an interest-based negotiator who is constantly looking for opportunities to exploit joint interests for mutual gain. Over the years she has brokered a wide variety of agreements, oftentimes in situations where the conventional wisdom was that agreement could not be reached.

Mediation Style

Maxine Aaronson is a proactive mediator who acknowledges that her primary undertaking is to create a settlement event. She recognizes that an effective mediator must do more than simply carry offers back and forth between the parties if resolution is to occur. Ms. Aaronson’s wealth of experience coupled with her ability to establish rapport and to share lessons learned helps her bring the parties together and promote settlement.

A Quote From Brett A. RingleMs. Aaronson understands the value of using a diversity of approaches to dispute resolution. Each case is different and each mediation is approached individually, because there is no “magic bullet” that works every time. Flexibility and responsiveness are important components of Ms. Aaronson’s mediation practice. While most of her mediations start with joint sessions followed by private caucus, she is proficient in the use of numerous settlement techniques and alternative formats. Ms. Aaronson continuously upgrades her skills through advanced training and by comparing notes with her colleagues nationwide.

Mediation Expertise

Maxine Aaronson mediates primarily business and commercial disputes. Her 30 plus years of practice in the areas of general tax and business planning, land use and employee benefits, coupled with her training in the management of complex disputes has given her expertise in the following areas:

  • suits for accountings;
  • suits involving business dissolutions and split ups;
  • collections cases;
  • construction defect cases;
  • suits relating to failed transactions and lost profits;
  • cases requiring cultural sensitivity;
  • eminent domain cases;
  • employment cases;
  • cases alleging professional liability (other than medical malpractice);
  • ERISA and other employee benefit disputes;
  • estate, probate and guardianship matters;
  • breach of fiduciary duty issues;
  • insurance bad faith claims and coverage issues;
  • cases involving multiple parties;
  • cases with tax implications; and
  • cases with the Internal Revenue Service