Greater Service with zeal and commitment
• Arbitration • Mediation • Creative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
• Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Neutral • Consultation • Litigation
For the past 17 years, Leo Stern has been recognized annually by his peers as one of the top practitioners of ADR in Minnesota (Minnesota Monthly), as well as in the national publication The Best Lawyers in America.
Prior to his work emphasis in ADR, Leo had been an effective commercial litigator who had tried many cases to verdict or judgment. Early in his career, however, he recognized that the default of suing as a mechanism for resolving differences lacked efficiency, while generating uncertainty, upheaval, and strain. What’s more, in addition to being time-consuming and costly, he realized that suing does not lend itself to the far more difficult tasks of mending differences and moving on. Leo had clients within the litigation process contend that they would rather have a root canal.
With that in mind, more than 45 years ago, Leo sought training and became deeply committed to facilitating satisfying outcomes through alternative dispute resolution. Since then, he has handled well over 1,000 cases as a neutral, using varied ADR procedures. His practice is geared toward providing fast, successful, and affordable solutions for parties in conflict. Leo has taught ADR as an adjunct and visiting professor; is a frequent lecturer on the subject; and serves on several administered ADR panels, such as AAA, ICDR, and FINRA.
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Leo is willing to travel statewide, nationally, or internationally.You can contact him at 612-799-5038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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