Monthly Archives April 2013

Conflict in Construction

Posted by Laura Elliott on April 16, 2013  /   Posted in Construction Mediation

Remodeling your kitchen?  Developer of a new downtown high-rise? A commuter having to make detours to bypass roadwork on your daily drive to work? Whether you are in the construction industry, or simply drive by something “under construction”, there’s no doubt you have experienced the myriad of hassles from construction projects big or small. The
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Thinking Divorce? A Mediator Can Help

Posted by Larry Cerrillo on April 10, 2013  /   Posted in Divorce Mediation

According to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, 50% of first marriages, 67% of second marriages and 74% of third marriages end in divorce. As bad as it is for first marriages, it seems lessons are not learned. Childlessness is cited as a common cause, but often it is problems with children,
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Craft Brewing and Trademark Infringement: What’s at Stake?

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on April 10, 2013  /   Posted in Craft Brewery Conflict Mediation

According to the Brewers Association, the U.S. is home to over 2,300 craft breweries, with more opening each week.  Added to the international, national and regional breweries the total number of breweries in the U.S. eclipses 2,400.  Each brewery produces at least 2 different types of beer, and most breweries assign names to their brews
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I Want Custody of My Children

Posted by Brian S. Beck, M.A. on April 06, 2013  /   Posted in Divorce Mediation

I recently spoke to a client who said, “My ex is gonna freak when I tell her I want custody of our child.” This client was focused on the idea that the word “custody” implies – ownership of the child. Many people falsely believe that they’re fighting over possession of their children and the “custody”
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Are they Brewers? What’s More Important: Definitions or In-Fighting?

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on April 04, 2013  /   Posted in Craft Brewery Conflict Mediation

What’s More Important: Definitions or In-Fighting? The Roman Empire fell from within. Sure, Alaric and the Visigoths sacked Rome, but it had grown vulnerable in the decades and century before. Loosely governed expansion, disconnect with member “states” and in-fighting doomed the once powerful empire. Craft Brewing is mirroring this empire. Ok, ok…so the analogy is
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Brewers Association’s Craft Brewers Conference – Washington D. C.

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on April 03, 2013  /   Posted in Craft Brewery Conflict Mediation

Last week, Washington D.C. was inundated with craft brewers and beer geeks as the Brewers Association’s Craft Brewers Conference was held in the nation’s capital. This conference was a mix of trade shows, seminars, receptions, tap-takeovers, and special events around the city.  My hotel was in Georgetown and found a great little pizza/beer spot just
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Can a Mediator Help a Couple Stay Together

Posted by Brian S. Beck, M.A. on April 02, 2013  /   Posted in Divorce Mediation

Yes, a mediator can help a couple who is trying to stay together. Divorce converstaions can be difficult. You may  often avoid conversations or have a hard time bringing up the topics that will most help you and your spouse move forward. The mediators at OvalOptions can help you and your spouse have these conversations
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Denver Construction Mediation Getting Past Go

Posted by Larry Cerrillo on April 02, 2013  /   Posted in Construction Mediation

GETTING PAST GO Abstract  Regardless of your endeavor—mining, oil and gas, water, housing, roads, lumbering, raising llamas or raising cane, you most likely cannot get past go until all real and perceived stakeholders are happy. You may have acquired all the requisite permits, licenses and bonds, but the local municipal or county regulator bolstered by
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