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B Christopher Lee



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Feedback digest by AAA-ICDR, 26 Sep 2018 This Feedback Digest has been updated to include 12 Feedbacks in 13 Mediations as of January 29, 2019.
Parties and counsel who have used B. Christopher Lee would overwhelmingly use his services again and would, without hesitation, recommend him to others. Typical of the comments reflecting Mr. Lee’s acceptability are: (i) He is fair, listens well and develops creative solutions to settle cases; (ii) Chris is tenacious. He will keep prodding the participants even in very difficult multi-party cases I thought were impossible to resolve. He succeeds. Every mediation with Chris was resolved. I have gone through many mediations. Chris is clearly one of the best; (iii) He is very capable, thorough and very professional/impartial; (iv) He had a good grasp of the issues and was effective; (v) Mr. Lee kept the discussions on track and produced a good settlement; and (vi) He did a great job with multiple parties and disputed insurance issues.
Mr. Lee’s mediation skills and abilities are rated as highly effective. Typical of feedback received in this regard are: (i) Mr. Lee has the ability to get through the initial posturing to the real heart of the dispute and position of the parties; (ii) He has diplomacy, tenacity, stamina and is good natured; (iii) Mr. Lee makes a personal connection wtih the decision makers during the mediation. Once he is satisfied that he understands each decision makers' concerns and "bottom line," he then gets the two decision makers alone to discuss coming to terms. He is very effective; (iv) He has the ability to understand the issues and give a candid assessment of strengths/weaknesses of both sides; (v) He had patience, charm, and knowledge of the industry; (vi) He has good knowledge of the construction industry, tenacity and a professional demeanor; (vii) He applied a tremendous amount of time, expertise and skill to resolving the case; (viii) Mr. Lee’s knowledge of construction and construction law made a decisive difference in the outcome; and, (ix) This case was challenging due to the fact the parties chose to mediate without the benefit of undertaking any discovery. Mr. Lee's ability to bridge the differences regarding the respective Parties belief as to the actual sums in dispute was exceptional.
Mr. Lee is also highly regarded for his ability to effect a positive outcome. For example, one provider of feedback noted that Chris got the parties quickly to a point where it was clear the case would settle after they seemed far apart. He did what a good mediator should do. While another noted that in a mediation involving at least twelve parties, all with diverse interests and polarized positions, Mr. Lee encouraged all parties to make presentations of their respective positions, and then commenced the difficult process of private counseling of the participants to attempt to resolve the case, which was successfully resolved after a number of mediation sessions.
Costs were widely reported as reasonable in the context of the value of the disputes mediated by Mr. Lee, and in general a very high degree of satisfaction was reported.
No reportable negative comments have been received since Mr. Lee’s designation as an IMI Certified Mediator.
This feedback digest was last updated January 29, 2019.
by AAA-ICDR, 9 Aug 2020