Partner and Veteran Litigator Nicholas Smith Will Lead the Firm’s
New Mediation Practice Area
ATLANTA (April 25, 2017) — Buckley Beal, one of Atlanta’s leading
employment and business litigation law firms, announced today the start
of its new Mediation practice. The Mediation practice will be led by Partner
Nicholas P. Smith. Nick Smith has a diverse 15-year track record of experience
including litigating business, employment, insurance, and personal injury
matters, as well as business, operations and financial management experience.
“I’m passionate about problem solving,” said Smith. “With
litigation, you will eventually get a result in a case, but your client’s
problem might not be solved. Mediation is all about solving problems,
finding the best path forward and coming to a solution that is agreeable
to all the parties.”
Nick Smith is a registered neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.
In litigation, he helps individuals and business owners navigate disputes
by gathering facts, identifying issues and claims and developing strategies
for cost effective resolutions through negotiation or as part of litigation.
Smith has a unique skillset that works well in mediation where he combines
strategy, analysis and communication to find the best solution for the parties.
Nick has experience representing a wide variety of clients, from individuals
and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He has represented both
Plaintiffs and Defendants handling issues spanning from business disputes,
including minority owner oppression and squeeze-out, to employment matters
to insurance coverage issues for insurers and insureds, to personal injury,
including products liability and premises liability. One common thread
in Nick’s practice is his attention to detail and rigorous analysis
of the facts. Nick acquired these skills while earning his undergraduate
degree in mathematics. Early in his career, he served as a Staff Attorney
to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit where he gained
invaluable experience in analysis and communication. He has worked for
both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses and understands the pressures
that businesses face and the need for common sense solutions.
Buckley Beal’s mediators are impartial third parties who are committed
to helping those involved in disputes come to agreements that are beneficial
for both sides, by identifying the avenues toward resolution.
To learn more about Buckley Beal’s Mediation practice, visit
www.buckleybeal.com/Practice-Areas/Mediation.aspx. If you are an attorney and are required to, or think it would be a good
idea to, engage a mediator, contact
Buckley Beal today.
About Buckley Beal
Buckley Beal is one of Atlanta’s leading employment and business
law litigation firms. With an outstanding reputation for trying and winning
cases, the firm specializes in handling workplace harassment, unpaid overtime,
civil rights cases, denial of medical leave, executive compensation, and
fraudulent business practices. The Buckley Beal team also handles a variety
of business disputes including partnership and shareholder disputes, tax
controversies and estate and professional negligence claims. For more
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