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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…

Zoom Mediation for Lawyers 101

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For those ready to mediate on Zoom but need that final nudge to make it happen, John DeGroote, Chris Nolland, and John Shipp recently put on a 1 hour Dallas Bar-sponsored video CLE: “Zoom 101: Mediation for Lawyers.”  In that talk the three videomediation veterans walked through technology, privacy, security, and advocacy questions, as well as how they can More…

John DeGroote Listed Among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America

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DeGroote Partners founder John DeGroote has been named to this year’s list of 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon. Mr. DeGroote is a mediator and arbitrator specializing in complex business, technology, and intellectual property matters across the United States and beyond. He is a former global company General Counsel who now serves as the More…

Mediation: Next Steps for Staying on Track

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From the DeGroote Partners Meditation Center in Dallas’s Deep Ellum mediation hub, our team has been working to identify new ways to conduct mediations and arbitrations. While every case is different, we find that mediations can proceed in one of the following ways: Mediation by Video. Hosting mediations by video is a seamless way to More…

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…