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Caroline Harris Crowne Looks at Mediation Clauses in Contracts for OSB Program
On March 13, Tonkon Torp partner Caroline Harris Crowne led a session on the inclusion of mediation clauses in contracts during an Oregon State Bar program on Controversial Issues in Mediation. She described the unintended consequences that can result from mandatory mediation clauses in contracts, explained additional terms that may be necessary when providing for mandatory mediation, and offered several approaches for encouraging early use of mediation to resolve disputes without making mediation a condition precedent to commencing litigation.
Caroline's litigation practice broadly encompasses business transactions and relationships, involving disputes over contracts, business sales and transitions, professional services, and financial and accounting matters. She represents clients in federal and state courts, before judges, juries, arbitrators, and in regulatory proceedings.