Eliot Freeman

MediationNewEngland, LLC

Springfield, Massachusetts 01013


Business, Child Custody, Civil, Conflict, Construction, Divorce, Employment, Family, Labor, Real Estate, Workplace

Description of Practice

Specialties in all areas of residential, commercial, & light industrial real estate - acquisition, development, design and construction, management (Massachusetts Mediator/Representative & Qualified Expert Witness for: Construction Dispute Resolution Service/ Albuquerque, NM, specialists in nationwide and international construction dispute mediation), labor/management, business, consumer,landlord/tenant. family disputes/divorce/reconcilliation.

Professional Background

BA in Social Psychology JD (Juris Doctorate" - law degree) Entrepreneur with my own businesses - 35 years' experience in real estate and construction, contracts, developmenet and construction law, as well as in general corporate and securities law, and employee/employer, general/sub-contractor agreements and contracts.


I have considerable experience over 25-plus years in mediating real estate and constrution industry disputes, including between clients and professionals (architects, conractors, sub-contractors, realtors, buyers and sellers, mucicipal adminstrators), consumer disputes with retailers, manufacturers, banks, auto mechanics, commercial enterprises of many kinds, and family/interpersonal disputes involving financial and other issues (neighbor-to-neighbor, etc.)


BA 1979 Harvard University (cum laude) / Social Psychology JD 1984 Northeastern Univeristy School of Law Mediation training/certification, MediationWorks, Boston, MA



Mediation necessarily requires an attitude on the part of the mediator(s) that both/all parties involved are a functional part of the dispute at hand (it ALWAYS takes at least "two"), that both/all parties have "right" on their side and that their perspectives are valid, and that all/both parties can benefit in many ways from ending the dispute - including among others, from relaxation of the stress of conflict, faster and MUCH less costly resolution to the issue(s) at hand through mediation rather than in open Court, and coming to a resolution from "within" rather than from "outside" by Judge or jury.


We consider our fees on a case-by-case, sliding-scale basis, ranging from "Free" when the parties simply cannot afford the services of a qualified mediator to resolve disputes that are seriously affecting their lives, to a standard private party fee of $150/hr paid be EACH (or all) of the parties, to a high of $300/hr paid by EACH party in the case of businesses and/or corporations. Except "pro bono" matters, ALL out-of-pocket expenses are billed at documented "cost", including (when applicable) travel, meals, hotel stay, mediation-space rental, copying, secretarial services, etc. We charge a flat $300/day fee if/when travel to and from a venue takes 4 or more hours in a single day. Generally we require half of the estimated total fees to be paid in advance.

Other Information

Our Commonwealth of Massachusetts certification presently allows us to practice in all 50 States. Please call us to discuss your individual issues and needs.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family (other)
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Maritime
  • Natural Resources
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Trust Management
  • Victim - Offender
  • Work Place

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Online Mediator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Counselor
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Ombudsperson
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Conflict Coach

Eliot Freeman


33 Carlisle Street

Worcester, MA 01602 USA

Phone:508 360-0620

Email: [email protected]