Motivation & Purpose
As a practitioner for many years, Mr. Coates has experienced what other counsel have experienced with respect to the arbitration process. Specifically, a number of good mediators are either not equipped to handle arbitrations or have developed adverse reputations as an arbitrator (but continue to be good mediators). Other good mediators are either uncomfortable handling arbitrations or have simply chosen not to for a variety of reasons, including potential impact on their mediation business. As a result, while there were many talented mediators out there, in a world in which the demand for arbitrators is on the rise, the level of comfort with those available is limited and diminishing.
It has thus been clear that those dedicated to providing a fair and even-handed arbitration process to both sides are in short supply and that is where the need exists. It is our goal to address that need by providing a fair and professional arbitration process to both sides in every dispute.