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
    "We brought Sig and Carolyn a hopeless impasse and two parties not at all inclined to compromise. We couldn't even speak to each other. At the start I was honest and open about my utter lack of confidence in Sig and Carolyn or in the process. But they grasped the essential dynamic of our conflict pretty quickly, gained our trust with humor and understanding, and found more common ground than I thought we had. And unlike other facilitators we'd sought out for help in the past they kept the inspirational rhetoric to a minimum, focusing instead on the nuts and bolts of compromise. It was a ... miracle."
    - Happily divorced in the District