Accord Assist

Where Relationships Matter™

You have heard the old business adage:  “It’s not who you are, it’s who you know.”

Your success, whether professionally or personally, likely depends in no small part upon the relationships that you have created, built and preserved over the years.  However, with any relationship comes occasional conflict.  Too often, a dispute with a client, a partner or key employee, or even a family member can overwhelm and irreparably damage the relationship that was a valuable part of the success of the people involved.

At Accord Assist we offer mediation and alternative dispute resolution services that focus on the 360 degrees of the relationship between the parties.  Our mediation services allow the parties to resolve potentially devastating issues, avoid expensive and protracted litigation, and preserve meaningful and successful relationships for a lifetime.

Mediation rapidly is becoming the communication of choice for those who recognize the time and expense of litigation and the inherent risks of the judge and jury system.  Mediation with a trained mediation attorney can accomplish a swift, economical and often more satisfying method of resolution.

Our two senior lawyers, Shawn Tacey and Chip Goss, are trained mediators with diverse  experience that sets them apart from other mediators.  Mr. Goss has spent 15 years in the courtroom advising clients in a variety of litigation matters, including employment issues, shareholder disputes, business contracts, property claims and estate challenges.  Mr. Tacey has focused his twelve years of practice more often in the board room where business communication is its most keen.  Throughout, Tacey and Goss have provided counsel to achieve their clients’ financial enrichment with an eye to their personal satisfaction.  It is the totality of their experiences and the compassion that abides in them that has moved Tacey and Goss to offer a focused mediation practice that provides a place of refuge where resolution and healing may be possible.

We will work with you through a series of steps identifying and dealing with the underlying interests that are essential for the mutually beneficial resolution of your dispute.  As mediators, Tacey and Goss help you define issues, identify motivations, gather and analyze important information and, most importantly, develop communication that not only can resolve your dispute but also strengthen your relationship.

Accord Assist emphasizes dispute resolution between:
  • Employers and Key Employees
  • Board Members, Partners, Investors and Shareholders
  • Estate Beneficiaries