Deborah has practical insights into how agreements are reached — or not— from her 35 years’ experience in hundreds of negotiations as principal or counsel. She is grounded in the interrelationship of terms and agreements in complex transactions.
Deborah is adept at listening and questioning to understand the multiple objectives of the parties. She frames communications in a way that impacts the recipient of the message. She seeks to identify and understand the spaces between parties’ positions to provide insight into workable solutions.
Deborah is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission for its Superior Court mediation program, which includes its Business Court. She is a member of CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for Mediation and the AAA-administered Disaster Mediation Program for Hurricane Florence for the North Carolina Department of Insurance.