Mediation and other Services Offered in AZ

Simmons & Gottfried, PLLC mediates almost any type of dispute in Arizona, including:

Family Law Mediation -  Mediation should be the first step for people involved in a family law dispute in Arizona.  Mediation is the fast, fair and cost effective method to settle a divorce, legal separation, paternity action, modification action (child support, custody or parental access), domestic partnership dissolution or any other case type.

Employment and Business Mediation - Businesses can reduce litigation and employee turnover by addressing disputes through mediation.  In this economy, businesses cannot afford expensive and public litigation.  Businesses around the world are already using mediation instead of litigation, and reaping the financial benefit.

Real Estate MediationWhether one is a real estate professional, a homeowners association or a first time home buyer or seller, the opportunity for conflict in the property buying/selling process is always present.  Where there is conflict, mediation can generally help.  Alona M. Gottfried is a mediator for the Arizona Association of Realtors.  Jared C. Simmons has litigated real estate issues in the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Simmons & Gottfried, PLLC also offers non-mediation services, including:

Arbitration – Arbitration is a means to resolve a dispute out of court.  However, unlike mediation, the parties agree to let the arbitrator issue a ruling, which the parties can agree is binding.  Some parties start with mediation and then ask the mediator to convert his/her role from a neutral to a decision maker and arbitrate the dispute.  This process is sometimes calls “Med-Arb”.

Facilitation- Facilitation is like mediation, but for large groups.  When a group or multiple groups cannot work together, businesses suffer.    The role of the facilitator is to help the group communicate and work together to resolve conflicts.

Training – Simmons & Gottfried, PLLC can train your business how to avoid legal problems.  We offer seminars at our office or yours, tailored to  your needs.

Investigation – If an employee accuses a business of wrongdoing, the business can hire Simmons & Gottfried, PLLC to conduct a neutral investigation to determine what response to the allegation, if any, is appropriate.

Simmons & Gottfried
a Professional Limited Liability Company
8160 E. Butherus Dr., Suite #7
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Alona M. Gottfried, Esq.
8160 E Butherus Dr, Suite #7 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 776-8271