“After mediating with Judge Abrashkin on several real estate-related cases, he has become my Western Massachusetts go-to mediator, for both in-person and remote videoconference mediation sessions. Judge Abrashkin easily shifts back and forth, from advising the attorneys with credibility acquired through decades of experience on the bench, to relating directly to the human concerns underlying the disputes.”
- Michael Pill
“Judge Grossman has an inimitable ability to help parties reach settlement, even in the most intractable cases. He coaxes the players to evaluate their positions dispassionately and recognize the uncertainty, expense and delay of placing their fates in the hands of a third-party judge or jury.”
- Scott A. Schlager, Esq.
“I had the pleasure of mediating a municipal permitting dispute with Judge Grossman. He very quicky grasped the legal complexities, and, through experience, intellect, affability and patience, was able to bring the parties together to understand the strengths and weaknesses of their respective arguments, and move towards a resolution. He was fantastic to work with. I highly recommend him for all real estate disputes.”
- Thomas C. Fallon, Esq.
“It was a pleasure working with Judge Grossman on two recent arbitration matters. He promptly scheduled the initial phone conference for each case, patiently listened to full arguments of both counsel, while subtly stating his concerns to the parties. Always well-prepared for the hearings, Judge Grossman drafted lengthy, well-reasoned, and well-written opinions enabling the parties to understand clearly the underlying fundamentals of his decisions. I won’t hesitate to request Judge Grossman on future mediation and arbitration matters.”
- Jordan L. Shapiro, Esq.
"I had the pleasure of working with Judge Lombardi on a recent matter that was scheduled for arbitration. What was supposed to be an all-day arbitration session quickly turned into a negotiation session, led by Judge Lombardi. Inless than an hour, he was able to successfully negotiate a settlement of the matter, which was truly beneficial to all parties. This was the first time that I had been before Judge Lombardi, but t most certainly will not be the last, as he was one of the most effective neutrals I have ever dealt with in my 20 plus years of practicing law."
- Jason Pithie, Esq.
“I have mediated several complex disputes with Joel. I have found he has an extraordinary ability to get parties to see the legal and practical limitations of their positions without generating defensiveness. He has a steady, but not too firm, hand that deftly guides participants to perspectives that are critical to achieving resolution.
One of the best.”
- Thomas O. Moriarty, Esq.
"Judge Sands brings a really unique combination of empathy and experience to mediation. His good-natured personality, combined with his usual frank assessment of a case, helps the lawyer maintain credibility and strength with the client, while moving towards a resolution. I always highly recommend Judge Sands for my real estate disputes."
- Richard Vetstein, Esq.