Leaders principal Matthew Caras addressed a group of more than 100 business leaders at the Northeast Regional meeting of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association held in Stonington, CT on August 13 th and 14th. Matt spoke on the potential uses of mediation and negotiation facilitation as a means of resolving and/or preventing disputes in numerous business settings. Matt’s appreciation for alternative dispute resolution in the context of disagreement among businesses owners, and in particular family businesses, spurred him to develop skills as a neutral mediator. He has been trained as a mediator by Harvard Law School and Northwestern University, and is certified as a mediator by the State of Maine Judicial Branch. Prior to his career in corporate finance, Matt practiced law with Verrill Dana LLP, a full-service law firm with 100 attorneys and offices in Portland, Boston, and Washington, D.C.
August 14, 2012