franchise Mediation and Dispute Resolution Services

Arthur Pressman is an independent mediator and arbitrator of commercial disputes with a proven track record of helping franchisees, franchisors and investors resolve franchise and other business disputes. He has 35+ years of franchise experience and was a franchisee himself. His approach is facilitative, respectful and grounded in years of experience that have taught him that litigating or arbitrating a dispute – win, lose or draw – is rarely a satisfactory experience for anyone, clients and lawyers included. He’s successfully mediated countless franchise and commercial disputes, and has personal references from the top franchise lawyers (franchisor and franchisee) throughout the country.

Arthur has trained with both JAMS and the American Arbitration Association to serve as a mediator. Since 2012, he has taught alternative dispute resolution, negotiation and professional responsibility at the Boston University School of Law, and in 2018 lectured on negotiation at Chuo University Law School, Tokyo, Japan. Since 2017, Arthur has participated at the International Bar Association/Vienna Dispute Resolution Center Mediation and Negotiation Competition, serving as a team coach and assessor. Previously, Arthur taught the business aspects of franchising in the Babson College MBA program and and franchise law at Temple University School of Law.

During Arthur’s career as a practicing lawyer, Chambers USA consistently recognized him as among the top tier of U.S. franchise lawyers. Chambers wrote that clients described him as “the go-to guy,” a “very good litigator,” “gets things done very efficiently” and “very knowledgeable,” with “… client service [that] is great.” Recently, the International Mediation Institute certified him as meeting its rigorous standards for inclusion on its roster. Its reviewers wrote that ‘Arthur is top notch on law and understanding clients’ egos,” and that “Arthur is a class act. He not only understands the law but gets to know the people involved and their needs.” These qualities mark Arthur’s mediation practice.

Based in Boston, Arthur is available throughout the United States and internationally for mediation assignments. Please review his resume from the American Arbitration Association where he is on both its mediation and arbitrator rosters. He is also on the mediation and arbitration roster at the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, and is a featured mediator at  Arthur’s rates are competitive and he does not charge for travel time unless actually working on your matter.  Please call him at 508 878 8656 or email him at or to continue the conversation about how he can help you.

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