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Walter K. McDonough, Mediator, Dedham, Massachusetts.

Walter K. McDonough

ELK Consulting Services, LLC
990 Washington Street, Ste. 208
Dedham, MA, 02026
Tel: (617) 719-7240
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Website: www.elkconsultingservices.com
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Recognized to Massachusetts Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master

Biographical

Wally McDonough has been the President and Manager of ELK Consulting Services, LLC in Boston, MA since 2006. Before starting ELK, he held the following positions: Executive Vice President and General Counsel 1996-2007 at Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. in Boston, MA; Assistant General Counsel 1993-1996 at Perini Corporation in Framingham, MA; Associate from 1990-1993 at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder in Boston MA; Litigation Department Trial Attorney 1987-1990 at Fine & Ambrogne in Boston, MA. Mr. McDonough's in-house positions combined substantial legal experience with the benefit of acting as a senior executive in two large corporations. 

Wally McDonough has successfully mediated over 450 cases in the following areas:

Construction contracts; Construction defects; Surety matters; Insurance Subrogation; Personal injury; Closely held corporation disputes; Real estate valuation disputes; Business to business disputes; Commercial landlord/tenant disputes; Professional malpractice claims; Employment and labor disputes (harassment, discrimination, wage/hour cases); Labor disputes over jurisdictional matters. 

Mr. McDonough uses more than ten years experience as a senior executive and general counsel to drill down into the details of disputes and provide realistic assessments of mediation parties' positions and potential options for settlement. 


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA

Education

  • Boston College Law School - Juris Doctor Cum Laude 1987
  • Princeton University - Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude 1984, Politics

ADR TRAINING:

American Arbitration Association:
Dealing with the Difficult Advocate (2016); Effective Award Writing in Arbitration (May, 2014); Managing the Arbitration Process (January, 2012); Chairing an Arbitration Panel (December, 2010) Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration (March, 2010); Advanced Mediation Training (November, 2009); Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding and Writing the Award (October, 2009); AAA Arbitration Roadmap (June, 2008) Commercial Arbitrator I Certification (September, 2006).

 
Mediation Works, Inc.
Introductory Mediator Training (40 hour course) (October, 2006). 

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association – Member since 1987, Massachusetts Bar Association – Member since 1988, Boston Bar Association – Member since 2002 (Chair Construction Law section--2004), American Arbitration Association, Associated General Contractors of America/Mass. Chapter-Member (2003-Present), Princeton University Hockey Association, First Vice President – 1991 to Present. Back on My Feet/Boston (Volunteer since 2010 and board member 2014-16). 


Rates Information

$400 per hour plus expenses at cost, split equally among the parties.

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