As a certified mediator, Dylan Boyd fosters a confidential discussion that will help lead to resolution of the dispute between the parties. He acts as a neutral third
party during mediation, which is a form of "alternative dispute resolution." He does not take sides, make decisions, or give legal advice. Rather, he helps the parties listen to and talk to each
other, to gain a better understanding of the situation and their different perspectives. He seeks to create an opportunity for the parties to step back, to listen, to be heard, and to hopefully gain
some new insights and ideas on how to move on from their dispute. However, as an attorney with over a decade of experience, he also has the legal knowledge and skill to help the parties explore
possible resolutions they may not have considered. He can also assist in preparing settlement agreements and related documents.
Typically, Dylan begins the mediation with each party getting an uninterrupted time to explain their thoughts about the dispute. This may happen in a joint session, with the parties together along with their lawyers, or it may happen in separate sessions, where he will listen to each of the parties separately and then act as an intermediary or a go-between. From there, the mediation proceeds to allow the parties to work through their dispute.
We can host mediations at our offices in Portland, Maine, or by video teleconferencing (e.g., Zoom).
Please contact our office for more information about our mediation services.