Bill Stempel's long career as a lawyer and mediator has centered on clarifying options, solving problems, and getting things done in a variety of large and small organizations and in many areas of law and business, including health care, life sciences, intellectual property licensing, and employment matters. He brings to mediation decades of experience helping clients who face difficult problems--in litigation, in business affairs or in personal matters--understand where they are, what risks they face, and what options are available to them, and guiding them to successful resolutions. He has negotiated hundreds of complex and high-stakes business agreements that depended on his communicating effectively, sometimes to people who don't want to hear. In advising on critical and stressful business decisions, he has had to help clients discern what their interests and priorities are. He knows what it is like to make difficult decisions about litigation and other disputes, because as general counsel of both large and small businesses he has done it himself.