International & National Mediation
Is mediation the right choice for me?
Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution that allows disagreeing
parties to avoid a trial and instead attempt to arrive at an independent
resolution while prioritizing courtesy, mutual respect, and cooperation.
Mediation provides a venue for the parties to come together to present
the facts and issues in order to reach an agreement in a guided and controlled
setting. This process allows the parties to avoid the expense and hassle
of the time-consuming litigation process. You can rely on my ability as
an experienced and knowledgeable
New York attorney and mediator to guide the discussion and help you arrive at a beneficial
Benefits of Mediation
Some of the many advantages offered by the mediation process include:
- Higher likelihood of compliance from both sides
- Less expensive than litigation
- Faster than litigation
- Facilitates mutual satisfaction for both sides
- Allows the parties to maintain ultimate control rather than submitting
the final decision to a judge
- Encourages and fosters cooperation rather than hostility
What is the mediator's role?
The mediator is not a judge or arbitrator. My role as mediator is to provide
a venue where necessary discussion can occur in order to ensure that all
important and pertinent information is made available and understood.
I support the parties in reaching an agreement and strive to guide them
toward a mutually agreeable solution. I am also prepared to write up the
agreement or contract that each party must sign. I am very optimistic
and confident regarding the mediation process and the possibility of achieving
a solution through hard work and cooperation.
New York State Supreme Court
- Commercial Division New York County (Manhattan)
- Commercial Division Westchester County
- Commercial Divison Kings Country
- Commercial Division Nassau Country
- American Arbitration Association (AAA) International Center for Dispute
- International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
In international mediation cases, I help the parties involved overcome
cultural difficulties and misunderstandings. As a
New York lawyer with years of experience, I understand the legal issues involved in these
types of disputes.
Having lived in various cultures around the world, I am able to successfully
and sensitively guide discussions between parties with different cultural
backgrounds. My goal is to facilitate the structuring of a resolution
so that it will be understood within the framework of the cultures of
International Commercial Mediation Attorney
Cultural miscommunication can compound and exacerbate the disagreements
you may already be facing in an international commercial context. Utilizing
my extensive cross-cultural experience, I provide seasoned mediation support
for clients in commercial matters. With an extensive understanding of
international laws and the kinds of cultural issues that can tend to impact
any attempt at dispute resolution, I am confident in my ability to help
you find a solution and achieve a positive outcome.
Extensive Cross-Cultural Experience
In addition to English, I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese, speak Spanish
functionally, and read French. I lived in Asia for 12 years and served
as the head of an international law consultancy. I have also served as
an international in-house counsel for major corporations, including Schering-Plough
Corporation and S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. I was also the head of the
law department of the international division of Ralston Purina Company.
Now, I run my private practice in New York - Carolyn E. Hansen, Esq. Attorney
at Law & Mediator. My focus is on international law and alternative
methods of dispute resolution, including
mediation. My goal is to help my clients achieve peaceful and satisfactory resolutions
to the disputes they face through the process of mediation.
I am on the Executive Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section of the
NY State Bar Association. I Co-Chair of the Section's International
Mediation Subcommittee and its Diversity Committee. I am also on the American
Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section.
- New York, 1981
- Wisconsin, 1974
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
Free University of Brussels School of Law, Brussels, , Belgium, 1973
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Full Fellowship for International and Comparative Law Studies, 1972-1973
Major: International and Comparative Law
Law Journal: Texas International Law Journal, 1976
The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1972
Honors: Top 10% on Work during Final Year
Honors: Summer Session, Intl. Ct. of Justice, Hague Academy, Hague, Netherlands
Honors: Best Written Brief, Jessup Moot Court, 1971
Major: International and Comparative Law
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1969
Honors: Summer Session at United Nations, University of Wisconsin, New York, 1968
Honors: Distinguished Alumni Award, 1994
Honors: Outstanding Alumni Award, 1976
Honors: Outstanding Senior Award, 1969
Major: Political Science and International Studies
Meet with Mediator Carolyn E. Hansen, Esq. Attorney at Law today!
Learn more about the benefits of the mediation process when you meet with
me at my Stone Ridge law office. When you choose Carolyn E. Hansen, Esq.
Attorney at Law & Mediator, you can be confident that your interests
will be prioritized and your questions answered every step of the way.
Since 1974, I have served clients throughout New York and around the world.
My in-depth understanding of cross-cultural issues contributes to my ability
to see a matter from multiple perspectives and to guide parties toward
a peaceful resolution. I practice law with an emphasis on pursuing healing
and holistic outcomes for my clients.
Call Carolyn E. Hansen, Esq. Attorney at Law
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