JAMS mediators and arbitrators have deep and diverse experiences in all facets of restructuring, workouts and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. From neutral evaluations and mediation to mock trials and arbitration, JAMS neutrals help debtors and creditors find new channels of communication to address complex and hard-fought positions. ADR helps parties find workable paths forward – either by reducing the number of issues that must be litigated or by avoiding litigation entirely.
In the Chapter 7 context, JAMS neutrals aid clients in mediating disputes arising from exceptions to discharge, objections to exemptions, and non-dischargeability. These discreet issues are often dealt with more efficiently—and more economically—without litigation.
Our panelists are experienced in all facets of ADR, including hybrid processes where the bankruptcy court, in the interest of speed and efficiency, assigns the resolution of difficult roadblock issues to a neutral. JAMS neutrals serving in the role of Examiner may use their expertise to conduct intensive fact finding to aid in the dispute resolution process.
Due to COVID-19, business failures are on the rise and backlogs in the courts are anticipated. The speed and flexibility of ADR mean more businesses can return to productive operations sooner.