John DeGroote is a trustee, mediator
and arbitrator focused on special
situations, significant matters, and
efficient dispute resolution.
Can mediators do more to get cases settled? Can they add value earlier in the process? Can they get mediation back to the efficient alternative it used to be? John has seen disputes from every angle: as the client, as in-house counsel, as outside counsel, as an arbitrator, and as a mediator. He’s clear on what actually gets cases resolved — and how that has changed over the past 25 years. learn more
Special situations are those opportunities where someone new can make a real difference, and they’re where John and his team thrive. Whether it’s an underperforming asset to be maximized, gridlock that has to be broken, or a relationship that can’t proceed without an intermediary, John and his team have a unique combination of operating, financial and legal experience to make a difference. learn more
We all know that the work expands to fill the time, and litigation sometimes reminds us how. It can help to have a professional dedicated solely to exploring the possibility of settlement — special settlement counsel — at the right time, under the right circumstances. learn more