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Mediating Franchise Disputes – What, Why, How, and More

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Is franchise mediation any different? It usually is, and it almost always should be. In this talk with the Dallas Bar Association Franchise Section, we get a chance to explore those differences – and how use them as we resolve disputes between franchisors and franchisees.

John DeGroote Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Mediation by The Best Lawyers in America

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DALLAS – DeGroote Partners is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers in America has named firm founder John DeGroote as 2024 Dallas-Fort Worth “Lawyer of the Year” for mediation. The Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most revered peer-review legal guides in the country, awards the exceptional distinction of “Lawyer of More…

Mediator John DeGroote Named to National Best Lawyers List

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DALLAS – Peer lawyers and the research staff at Best Lawyers in America have selected Dallas-based mediator John DeGroote among the nation’s best for his mediation practice.  One of oldest and most respected peer-review guides in the nation, Best Lawyers compiles its list from surveys of tens of thousands of attorneys nationwide followed by a More…

John DeGroote Named Among 2022 Top Commercial Mediators

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The London-based Who’s Who Legal team has been kind enough to include me on their list of top commercial mediators for 2022. I’m thrilled to see quite a few friends on this list – special congrats to Chris Nolland, Tracy Allen, Karl Bayer, Lee Jay Berman, Trey Bergman, Eric Galton, Jeffrey Krivis, Jonathan Marks, Adam More…

D Magazine Names John DeGroote among Best Lawyers in Dallas for Mediation

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DALLAS – When D Magazine’s editors asked lawyers across North Texas this year who they turn to for efficient, creative and business-minded solutions to complex litigation, respondents listed DeGroote Partners founder John DeGroote among those they turn to.  DeGroote is named in the mediation and alternative dispute resolution category of the magazine’s 2022 Best Lawyers More…

Lawdragon Hall of Fame Recognizes Mediator and Arbitrator John DeGroote for His Innovative Approach to Dispute Resolution

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Always one to examine better ways to approach what he does even in the best of times, mediator and arbitrator John DeGroote says the last year has been an inflection point, forcing ADR professionals to embrace new tools and tactics. Following the announcement that John had been inducted to legal publication Lawdragon’s Hall of Fame, More…

Dallas Mediator John DeGroote Headed to Lawdragon 500 Hall of Fame

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DALLAS – National legal publication Lawdragon has singled out cutting-edge mediator John DeGroote as a 2021 inductee for the publication’s Hall of Fame based on his unique experience and innovative approach to resolving significant business disputes. The founder of Dallas-based DeGroote Partners, LLC, DeGroote taps a rare combination of skills to find business solutions to More…

What Does Mediation Look Like Now?

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Two months ago we all had to adapt in ways we never imagined, and many of us accomplished things we didn’t anticipate as March began — with automating our office processes and teaching others how to use Zoom for mediation near the top of our list.  With some clients and counsel returning to face-to-face meetings, More…