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Boston Law Collaborative, LLC has been named a "Tier One" firm on the Best Lawyers / U.S. News & World Report list of Best Law Firms, in three categories: Mediation, Arbitration, and Family Law Mediation.
BLC is a multidisciplinary law firm devoted to conflict resolution and the practice of collaborative law. Our goal is to save our clients time, money, and the emotional upheaval produced by litigation. Do we also go to court? Only when necessary. Many years of experience have taught us that problem-solving and effective negotiation produce better results. And with experienced professionals from the fields of law, mediation, and psychology, BLC offers clients a full range of services and support.
"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail."- Abraham Maslow.
BLC looks for alternatives to litigation – the legal system's traditional, adversarial method of dispute resolution. Our tools are collaborative law, mediation, arbitration, and case evaluation. Our approach is to seek common ground and find better solutions.
BLC was founded in August 2003 by David Hoffman, who was a partner at Hill & Barlow, where he served as a mediator, arbitrator, and attorney. David teaches courses on Mediation and Collaborative Law at Harvard Law School, where he is the John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law.
BLC has won two prestigious awards for its innovative approach. In 2009, the American Bar Association gave BLC its annual Law as Problem-Solver Award. In 2010, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution gave BLC its annual Law Firm Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Articles about BLC have appeared in the Boston Globe and the ABA Journal, among other places.
More information about the firm can be found at www.BostonLawCollaborative.com