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Partners Terri Krivosha and Melissa Muro LaMere Author Article for Bench & Bar on Settling Disputes Through Early Mediation

November 16, 2021

Terri Krivosha, a partner in Maslon's Corporate & Securities Group, and Melissa Muro LaMere, a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group, have authored an article for Bench & Bar titled "5 Tips for Settling Disputes Through Early Mediation." In the article, Terri and Melissa describe five proven methods for reaching agreement in tough disputes when possible—thereby avoiding time-consuming and costly litigation.

To read the article, go to: Bench & Bar—"5 Tips for Settling Disputes Through Early Mediation."

Terri is passionate about helping businesses grow, succeed, and scale. As a strategic business attorney, she helps a vibrant network of entrepreneurial and dynamic businesses see the "forest through the trees." She works directly with the business people who lead organizations, providing general counsel advice that is not only prompt and pragmatic, but also customized to fit the stage of the client's business. She is exceptionally skilled at negotiating and drafting multiple kinds of contracts, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures; developing and implementing exit strategies; advising on selling or buying companies and raising capital to recapitalize businesses; and coaching clients on complex governance matters. In a testament to her distinguished career and profound impact in the community, Terri was recently named a 2021 Minnesota Icon by Finance & Commerce.

To answer a clear need in the marketplace for creative evaluative mediators who can assist counsel with dispute resolution, Terri has expanded the services she provides. As a qualified Rule 114 mediator, she brings her high energy, active listening skills, broad experience, creativity, and pragmatic approach to her mediation practice. View CV.

Melissa is an employment and business litigation attorney who enjoys working with clients to protect and grow their business in a competitive marketplace. She focuses her practice on the full spectrum of employment counseling and litigation matters in addition to business disputes involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, business contracts and torts, and unfair competition and trade practices. Melissa also maintains a robust pro bono practice, primarily serving as counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota in employment law matters and in litigation involving individual constitutional rights and government transparency.

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