Style + Approach

Mediation is a confidential and voluntary process in which one or more neutrals assist parties in resolving their conflicts and disputes. The goal of mediation is to allow the parties to resolve their disputes expediently and as optimally  for each of them. A skilled mediator helps the parties identify the issues between them that prevent resolution and agreement so that they can move away from their locked-in positions and generate settlement options, and where appropriate to protect ongoing personal and business relationships.

Mediation offers parties an incomparable opportunity find solutions that are uniquely crafted to fit their specific situation so that they can move forward from their sometimes polarized positions.

Not every dispute or case is best resolved through mediation; however, in those situations where the parties desire to resolve their differences by finding solutions that are in the best interest of their business and personal interests, confidential mediation with a highly skilled mediator provides a wonderful framework for just that type of resolution.

Ms. Amato tenaciously works with parties to identify their interests, their priorities and their goals.  She does not make decisions and does not force an agreement on any term. She is dogged in unearthing what is important to each party as she tries to understand their motivations and desires, while remaining ever flexible in her method and technique.  She is bound by the Oregon State Bar ORPC Rule 2.4 and guided by the Oregon Mediation Association Standards of Mediation Practice.

Above all else, Ms. Amato strives to provide a safe and respectful environment where parties can openly and candidly express themselves.