SOURCE: Mark Baer Esq.

Mark Baer Esq.

May 24, 2016 06:00 ET

Mediator and Family Law Attorney Mark Baer Receives 2nd Corporate LiveWire Global Award

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) - Mediator and Family Law Attorney Mark B. Baer today announced his 2nd Global Award from Corporate LiveWire; this year's award is for "Litigation and Dispute Resolution," Pasadena, California after last year's 2015 Global Award for "Family Law." Baer's firm was one of only four law firms in the entire state of California to be recognized for the 2016 award for this category. Mediator and Family Law Attorney Baer goes above and beyond his duties as a skilled lawyer, mediator, collaborative law practitioner and conflict resolution coach as he is very involved in the legal, mediation and collaborative law communities. Baer blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and is considered a "thought leader" in the areas of family law, mediation, collaborative divorce and conflict resolution in general.

The 2016 Corporate LiveWire Global Awards celebrate the achievements of the most successful individuals, companies and organizations in the Americas, Europe, Asia & Australasia, Africa & the Middle East, over the past year. Award categories include a wide variety of specialist fields including biotech and pharma, intellectual property, company formations and divorce law. The Global Awards honor those who standout for consistently showing best practice in every aspect of their work and who have excelled within their practice areas. Previous honorees include Google, Morgan Stanley, ExxonMobile, and Apple, each of which has earned the award through its dedication and performance rather than on a 'pay to play' basis, as in some award contests.

In receiving this recognition, Mediator Baer states, "I am honored to have been chosen this year for the category of Litigation and Dispute Resolution following last year's award for Family Law. Litigation and Dispute Resolution encompasses mediation, collaborative law, and conflict resolution coaching, which are the primary focuses of my practice. I'm interested in helping people and entities resolve their differences by working together rather than fighting against each other, whether that involves familial, interpersonal or business relations.

"This is a very elite award, particularly because Corporate LiveWire focuses on corporate entities' respect and appreciation for mediation and collaboration in business operations and conflict resolution or management. The corporate world relies on these processes for a great many reasons. One such example is when interpersonal conflicts develop or exist between valued managers and employees. Through mediation and conflict resolution, businesses are able to effectively resolve or manage those conflicts, thereby improving work performance, productivity, and job satisfaction, among other things. As many of us know, conflict resolution and collaboration are integral to the long-term success and profitability of businesses."

He adds, "The corporate world understands the value of conflict resolution and collaboration far more than the general public, attorneys included. For years, I have been trying to educate the public that mediation, collaboration, and conflict resolution are typically superior ways of resolving conflicts and disputes than choosing litigation. Litigation doesn't resolve conflicts. Instead, it tends to escalate conflicts and increase distrust, while everyone fights to win in accordance with some or a number of legal principles. Laws are not and cannot be fundamentally fair because fairness is subjective. This is why the laws on the exact same subjects vary from state to state and country to country. When 'legal justice' conflicts with 'fundamental fairness,' which it often does, the consequences will play out in real life, regardless of the winner, and those consequences are typically not pretty."

A five-time Southern California "Super Lawyer," Mediator and Attorney Baer was crowned "Most Compassionate Family Mediator - California" by Corporate America Legal Elite 2015 in addition to being named "Best Collaborative Divorce Practitioner - California" in Acquisition International's 2015 AI Legal Awards. 

Since 2008, he has authored a psychology and Family Law column for the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association's award-winning newsletter. In February 2015, "Putting Kids First in Divorce," a book in which he collaborated with ten other leading divorce, co-parenting, and relationship professionals, was published and quickly became a best seller on Amazon. To order Putting Kids First in Divorce in Kindle format, visit:

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