Preparing for mediation


The Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) conducted a lunch meeting featuring guest speaker Richard Grauer (center) on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Andiamo in Bloomfield Township.  Grauer, a mediator and arbitrator, gave a talk titled “Improve Your Mediation Results—Avoid 20 Common Mistakes in Preparation and Advocacy.” Among the meeting’s attendees were (left to right) Julia Dierker of Dierker & Associates PC, MIPLA board member; Luke Simon; MIPLA Secretary Gigette M. Bejin; MIPLA Treasurer Kristin L. Murphy of Rader, Fishman, & Grauer PLLC; MIPLA President Jim Stevens of Reising Ethington PC; and Marc Lorelli Brooks Kushman PC, MIPLA board member.