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Zeytoonian new Director of ADR at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

After 10 years as founder and principle of Dispute Resolution Counsel, LLC, Michael Zeytoonian has accepted a newly created position as the Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), joining the MCAD in June, 2019. This new role at the MCAD is the perfect challenge for Michael, combining work in his favorite area of …

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Collaborative Advocacy: A Bridge Linking Conflict Engagement and Conflict Resolution

The following article entitled “Collaborative Advocacy: A bridge linking conflict engagement with conflict resolution” by Michael Zeytoonian was published in the July, 2018 Issue of the American Bar Association’s “Just Resolutions” publication. There is a recurring question that arises in the dispute resolution (DR or ADR) community’s regular practice of taking stock, seeing how we can best provide our services …

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MBA Member Spotlight features Michael Zeytoonian

The Massachusetts Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section featured the following “Member Spotlight” on lawyer and mediator Michael Zeytoonian in November, 2017. Click here to read the article.   Photo credit: tian2992 

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We are moving to be a part of The Collaborative Outpost

We want to share some exciting news.  Our firm, Dispute Resolution Counsel, LLC, has moved to a new location at 9 Main Street, Southborough, MA.  We are joining other forward-thinking law firms in a new project in which these like-minded, client-driven firms will be under one roof and part of a new place called The Collaborative Outpost.  These firms at …

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Situational Dispute Resolution is focus of Armenian Business Network Presentation

What do Bill Belichick’s coaching approach, grapevines and dispute resolution have in common?  They were all tied together in a creative and engaging way by employment lawyer and mediator Michael Zeytoonian, in his September 13 presentation to the Armenian Business Network (ABN).  Zeytoonian was the guest speaker for the organization’s program and meeting at Abbey Lane restaurant in Boston, and …

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Zeytoonian to present at Global Collaborative Law Council Conference in Tampa September 7-9

The 13th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Conference of the Global Collaborative Law Council (GCLC) will take place in Tampa, Florida on September 7-9, 2017.   The three day conference will be hosted by the Hillsborough County Bar Association and held at their offices in Tampa.  GCLC is the largest organization dedicated to the use, training and promotion of Civil Collaborative Law …

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Dispute Resolution for Business and Transactional Lawyers Focus of BLN June Program

Urging business and transactional lawyers to take some dispute resolution (DR) training and add some DR expertise to their toolbox of legal skills, Michael Zeytoonian and Jeffrey Fink presented a talk on DR to the Business Lawyers Network (BLN) at its monthly meeting on June 14.  The meeting was hosted by Howard Zaharoff and Scott Connolly of Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton …

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MBA Symposium at UMASS Boston Looks at the Future of Dispute Resolution

The trend – now and in the future – in how people, lawyers, mediators and arbitrators are approaching dispute resolution was the focus of a panel at UMASS Boston on May 19, 2017.  The panel was part of an all-day Dispute Resolution Symposium presented by the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) Dispute Resolution Section and sponsored and hosted by the UMASS …

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Client-centered Dispute Resolution was the Focus at ABA’s 19th Annual Conference in San Francisco

Using and designing processes that are responsive to the needs and circumstances of clients was a recurring theme for leading dispute resolution professionals during this year’s Dispute Resolution Conference of the American Bar Association (ABA), held in San Francisco from April 20-22.  Many workshops focused on the expansion of approaches for resolving disputes.  One workshop specifically focused on the creation …

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Client-centered Dispute Resolution was the Focus at ABA’s 19th Annual Conference in San Francisco

Using and designing processes that are responsive to the needs and circumstances of clients was a recurring theme for leading dispute resolution professionals during this year’s Dispute Resolution Conference of the American Bar Association (ABA), held in San Francisco from April 20-22.  Many workshops focused on the expansion of approaches for resolving disputes.  One workshop specifically focused on the creation …

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