Phone: 202-359-6141 Fast, Fair and Effective Conflict Resolution

Who We Are
Recent Matters
Our mission:

Our mission is to help clients reach agreement without the expense, delay, and stress of a trial.   We will work with all parties to bring peaceful closure to difficult situations.

Judge Carolyn Miller Parr (Ret.)
Where we can help:

Commercial Mediation and Arbitration
Tax mediation and arbitration.  Contract disputes.  Real estate issues.
Valuation disputes.

BDA provides neutral, collaboratively-oriented, results-based meeting facilitation.

Family Matters
Separation,  DivorceChild-sensitive custody,  Child support. 
Parent-adolescent disputes.  Probate disputes

Community and International Activities
Conflict resolution.  Fundraising.  Direct Service.

How we do it:

Mediation (we help you reach agreement).

Arbitration (the Arbitrator decides).

Consulting (preparation for direct negotiation, conflict prevention, staff training).

  • Washington Times article quotes Judge Parr
  • We've launched a new division, Tough Conversations, focused on intergenerational family communications. Learn more at:
  • Washington Post article featuring Judge Parr
  • Sig Cohen to receive Capitol Hill Community Achievement Award
    "I've known Carolyn through a spiritual community for about 20 years and have had the wisdom of her drive, insight, integrity, truth-speaking, humor and intelligence. When I was given the opportunity to buy a business with another acupuncturist I knew that engaging Carolyn's partnership could create a lot of ease and perspective with the complex dialogue, negotiations, power struggles, vision and contractual details. Her presence, deep listening and reflection did just that and served not only myself but everyone involved in the process. Now that I'm moving ahead with the business I have the confidence of knowing that I can always re-engage Carolyn if I need to and that gives me great comfort!"
    - Gretchen