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Thoughts on how to settle disputes and resolve complex situations.

DeGroote Shares His Techniques for Responding to Brinksmanship

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Dallas mediator John DeGroote recently spoke with business publication American Express OPEN Forum for a news story offering advice for business owners detailing strategies for responding to brinksmanship in negotiations.In an interview with OPEN Forum’s Mark Henricks, DeGroote recommends getting creative when confronted by brinksmanship. A seller could ask the buyer to accept a shorter More…

Mediation Facilities: John DeGroote’s Perspective Highlighted by State Bar ADR Section

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Environmental details matter, and John DeGroote has long believed they help drive mediation success.  The ADR Section of the State Bar of Texas recently featured many of DeGroote’s tips in a two-part series entitled “Mediation Facilities:  3 Questions to Get Mediators Started” and “Mediation Facilities, Part II:  The One Question that Should Guide the Rest More…

John DeGroote Earns Spot among D Magazine’s 2016 Best Lawyers in Dallas

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John DeGroote has been named to D Magazine‘s exclusive 2016 listing of Best Lawyers in Dallas for his creative approach to alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

“With experience as a litigator, corporate counsel, and business executive, he brings rare and valuable perspective to dispute resolution,” says one profile of Mr. DeGroote.

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What’s Next?

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Twenty-five years ago today I walked across the stage, took my diploma, and turned to Dallas to start my legal career.  A big firm I loved promised training, trial experience, and more, and I was lucky enough to get all three.  Today’s young negotiators aren’t quite so fortunate, and I want to do something about that.

This section of degrootepartners.com is where I’ll openly explore what’s next in mediation, arbitration, and settlement negotiation — because where we go depends on the path we take.