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Connie Rakowsky, Mediator, Concord, New Hampshire.

Connie Rakowsky

Rakowsky Mediation
45 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
Tel: (603) 568-7138
Cell: 603-568-7138
Website: www.rakowskymediation.com
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Recognized to New Hampshire Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: Maine, Massachusetts

Video Conferencing
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  • Practice Commenced2000
  • # of MEDS (as of 13/6/24)400
  • # of ARBS (as of 13/6/24)10
Current Practice
Online / In-Person

Biographical

Connie guides people to reach consensus using her deep experience in problem solving real property, business, trusts and estates, and debt matters as a former business lawyer.  In conflict she helps parties turn argument into agreement anywhere.         

For many years, Connie’s facilitative or hybrid mediation approach has helped resolve hundreds of disputes.  She brings a style that puts people at ease and addresses the human side of the dispute equation. Connie spurs realistic evaluations of parties' positions, offering creative options in confidential caucuses to move parties toward mutually acceptable agreements. This approach has been the key to successfully resolving complex legal and relationship disputes.

A natural launchpad to mediation was her decades long business and bankruptcy law practice.  She was a successful bankruptcy reorganization practitioner, where negotiation and quick conflict resolution was required.  Knowledge of how cases and businesses are put together and fall apart are invaluable lessons for a mediator and arbitrator.  

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Taxation
  • Title Disputes
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital

Education

  • Extensive trainings in mediation and arbitration annually including New York Law School ADR offerings along with AAA and local offerings. 
  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1981 with distinction
  • B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1974 with distinction

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association, Mediation Panel and Commercial Panel
  • State of NH Business, Probate, Superior Courts Mediation Roster, Appointed
  • Maine CADRES and York County Probate Panels Member
  • United States District Court Mediator Panel Member
  • Maine Association of Mediators Board of Directors Member
  • NH & Maine USDA Agricultural Mediation Panels Member
  • NH Bar and NH Bar Association 1981

Rates Information

$1500. half day (4 hours at live mediation) and $3000 for a full day (beyond 4 hours) plus $500 per party exceeding 3 parties.  Rates include travel (1 hour or less each way), preparation and mediation session time.  If hourly rate preferred: $375./hourly.  Flat rates include all preparation:  review of materials and summaries and speaking to each side confidentially with and without clients pre-session.  

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