Real Estate & Construction Mediation

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Conflicts arise between:

  • Sellers and purchasers of real estate
  • Real estate agents/brokers and their clients
  • Property owners and contractors
  • Contractors and subcontractors or among subcontractors
  • Landlords and Tenants
  • Neighbors
  • Lenders and borrowers
  • Co-owners of property

These conflicts quite often are very time sensitive, becoming more costly with each passing day. Often lengthy, complex legal documents are involved and parties find themselves propelled towards litigation. But what parties really want is to resolve the problem quickly and have a say in the resolution. If you are in this kind of situation, consider mediation where you and the other parties, with or without your lawyers in the room, can work through the problems more quickly than would happen in the courts or arbitration. In mediation, you and the other parties with the help of an impartial mediator, can seek a fair solution and control the outcome, all in a fraction of the time and expense of litigation.

Carol Kingsley is experienced with a full range of real estate and construction matters, including problems

  • Over the terms of the Purchase/Sales Agreement
  • Regarding seller or broker disclosures
  • Involving construction contracts
  • Related to Lease/Rental Agreements
  • Involving Homeowners Association Bylaws and Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions
  • Arising from damage to property or infringement on enjoyment of property due to noise, animal, tree, fence or road issues.


Consider whether facilitation of discussion of issues by an independent facilitator might make your endeavor progress more smoothly and quickly. There are times when people, due to any number of possible reasons, find it difficult to move forward together on a common endeavor. For example, it may be a construction project involving a number of subcontractors where matters of timing, responsibility or payment need to be worked out. Perhaps it is a real estate investment project where inter-related issues of financing, construction and occupancy need to be resolved.

Carol Kingsley would work with your group to facilitate constructive discussions of matters that need to be worked out to keep the project moving forward. Facilitated problem solving can prevent conflicts that lead to litigation.