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When people are entrenched in serious conflict, litigation can often seem like the only way out. However, litigation is a lengthy, expensive process that often isn’t in either party’s best interests. Mediation provides an alternative.

Phyllis Pollack, President of PGP Mediation, a Los Angeles, California, mediation service organization, (Phyllis@pgpmediation.com) is dedicated to providing a fair, confidential forum for dispute resolution. For more than 15 years, she has been helping individuals and businesses find viable solutions to complex problems through mediation.

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Phyllis has mediated more than 1,400 disputes, pairing a facilitative approach with the ability to ask both parties hard questions that lead to greater clarity on the important issues. With the in-depth legal knowledge necessary to keep parties focused on the relevant issues, she is passionate about helping people find creative, viable solutions to their disputes so they can move forward.

PGP Mediation provides a wide variety of mediation services, including:

After more than 35 years as a senior attorney, Phyllis knows firsthand how many disputes can benefit from the use of mediation, as opposed to litigation. Mediation allows parties to retain control of the outcome, rather than having a decision handed down by a third party. It can also be more efficient and less of a drain on parties’ resources.

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You Decide!

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