1 Westmount Square, Suite 1001, Westmount1 Westmount Sq., QC H3Z 2P9(514) 989-1200(514) 940-0645 ccouturier@pubnix.net
Christian Couturier
Collaborative Lawyer and Certified Mediator

Conflict Resolution – Mediation – Collaborative Divorce
Collaborative Separation – Negotiation out of Court

Court Is Not the Only Option

Negotiation And Resolution of Conflicts Out of Court

You are involved in a conflict that you cannot resolve with the other party.

You have just received a demand letter.

You have sent a demand letter that has remained unanswered, or which further to discussions and/or negotiations have not resolved the conflict.

Legal proceedings have been taken, but you want to put them aside and negotiate an agreement.

You and the other party do not want to go to mediation.

Have you thought of mandating a lawyer to negotiate on your behalf! It is the kind of negotiation that I also do. It allows, especially when there is an impasse or a deadlock, to look for creative solutions.

Since I started practicing as a mediator in 1993 I put in practice the negotiating techniques of active listening to negotiate amicable agreements.

Out of court negotiation is therefore another appropriate process to settle conflicts such as:

  • Estates and conflicts between heirs
  • Protection mandates in case of incapacity
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Partnership issues
  • Disputes between neighbors or neighborhood problems
  • Work or employment contracts
  • Termination of employment contracts
  • Dismissals
  • Business contracts
  • Sale contacts
  • Service contracts
  • Loan contracts
  • Franchise contracts
  • Unpaid accounts
  • Commercial leases
  • Insurance

Good reasons to choose negotiation and resolution of conflicts out of court

To share information

To have a negotiation structure favorable for settlement

To preserve and maintain the relationships

To have creative solutions

To go beyond impasse

You decide your own solutions, not the judge

To settle amicably

To have custom-made agreements

To avoid legal procedures

To minimize the legal costs

To reduce the court delays

Not having the stress of preparing to go to court and going to court