What We Do

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Will_Project_Site-107CPG provides a wide spectrum of private ADR services, including mediation, arbitration, neutral facilitation, and party advocacy in settlement.  Our practice covers a broad spectrum of civil disputes, including but not limited to those in respect to entertainment/media industry contracts, commercial transactions,  partnership, real estate and business disputes, and business torts.  Many organizations and individuals in the entertainment, media and sports industries routinely face artistic, business, financial and other conflicts that require resolution of disputes between them and third-parties.  Rather than resort to judicial determinations, CPG works to provide alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services via  both traditional commercial mediation and transformational mediation.

We work in private settings under the protection of confidentiality agreements designed to protect the privacy of the parties to the dispute and in the context of "best practices" which define our ADR practice.  CPG draws upon the interdisciplinary and executive backgrounds of its mediators and other neutrals in order to affect positive resolution of differences and minimize polarization and costs to clients. We have developed a core team of alternative dispute resolution experts who have  specialized expertise in entertainment, sports, media, intellectual property as well as other types of disputes.

Additional areas of specialization include:

Disputes between Artists and with their Agents, Managers and other Professional Representatives over Fees, Royalties and/or Rights and Responsibilities

  • Disputes between Artists and with their Agents, Managers and other Professional Representatives over Fees, Royalties and/or Rights and Responsibilities
  • Intellectual Property Issues
  • Financial Payment and other Disputes
  • Domestic Relations Disputes between Spouses and Partners
  • Employment Termination Disputes
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Licensing, Sponsorship, Patent, Copyright and Trademark  Issues

 

While many parties gravitate to the American Arbitration Association (AAA) or the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service (JAMS) as their exclusive arbitration/mediation vehicle (and CPG experts do handle both AAA and JAMS matters),  CPG believes that it offers an additional,  more economical approach that is expressly designed to deal with the special issues and parties involved in the creative,  entertainment/media and sports fields that integrates consistently with the overall focus and other services of the company.  To promote communication between and among the parties and their respective counsel, advisors, and insurers we require that all parties agree that the provisions of the California Evidence Code Sections 703.5, 1115 through 1128 and 1152 shall apply to each mediation conducted by CPG mediators.   For ADR matters conducted in or involving matters in other states, comparable provisions are applicable to those jurisdictions as well.

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