Ari Kaplan is an attorney, author, and adjunct professor, renown for his expertise in pension and benefits law. He is a legal mediator, an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professional and member of the ADR Institute of Canada. He leads commercial, workplace, and family mediations with Mediation Benefits.
Ari is Canada's first Qualified Mediator (Q.Med) with recognized expertise in pension law. In 2014, he facilitated a $140 million workplace settlement ending 12 years of litigation to the Supreme Court of Canada. See Case Study.
Mediation Style: Ari Kaplan believes that you can have conversations with a disputant to resolve a legal issue. Ari facilitates those conversations with an eye on resolution. He listens and asks questions. He helps decision-makers hear each other and find options to move from impasse to resolution. He offers confidential and impartial assessment and writes reports on request. He also leads arbitration.