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CAROLYN MILLER PARR      Sole Proprietor
Arbitrator / Mediator: Tax and Commercial Disputes
Judge Carolyn Miller Parr founded Beyond Dispute Associates in 2002, when she retired from the United States Tax Court after 16 years of service.  She has been settling cases and resolving conflicts since 1977 as a Judge, litigator, and Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General (Tax) at the Department of Justice.  She is a popular speaker before bar associations and other groups.    more...

SIG COHEN      Affiliate
Mediator: Family and Community Disputes
Sig Cohen has conducted hundreds of mediations for the DC Superior Court in the areas of divorce, custody, landlord-tenant, child abuse and neglect, and small claims.  He has also mediated special education cases for the District of Columbia Public School System.  He is dedicated to seeing individuals and groups resolve their disputes in ways that foster improved communication when dealing with future issues and avoid costly litigation.    more...

"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