Don joins a well-established team of alternative dispute resolution attorneys, mediators, and arbitrators at the firm.
High Swartz, LLP attorney Donald Petrille, Jr. has earned certification as an IMI (International Mediation Institute) Qualified Mediator. Mr. Petrille is qualified to deliver alternative dispute resolution services in his practice areas of general commercial law and estates and trusts.
The mediation training, accredited by the International Mediation Institute and the Civil Mediation Council, provides education and training to meet the requirements for various court programs in Pennsylvania. Throughout the course, Petrille delved into the intricacies of conflict psychology, communication strategies, and power dynamics inherent in the mediation process.
The International Mediation Institute is renowned for setting rigorous global competency standards for mediators. The standards are maintained by independent groups comprised of experienced professionals from around the world. To achieve IMI qualification, individuals must complete the program through an approved 'Qualifying Assessment Programs' (QAPs). Don completed the program through Phoenix Dispute Solutions (PDSL), a recognized service provider organization.
As a business lawyer for twenty-five years, Don Petrille dedicates his pracitce to representing businesses and their shareholders as they navigate the complexities of today's legal landscape. His assistance spans all phases of business development, from initial organization through operational stages to eventual sale, acquisition, or dissolution.
A significant part of Mr. Petrille’s practice involves estate planning and administration, as well as handling complex matters in the Orphans’ Court division. In this capacity, he advises clients on wealth preservation, transfer methods, and business succession planning.
"My experience negotiating and litigating business break-ups, contract disputes, will contests and beneficiary claims in the civil and Orphans’ Courts will benefit parties seeking to avoid protracted litigation and find a shared path to a mutual agreement. I’m looking forward to helping lawyers and clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey solve their disputes confidentially and on their own terms." - Don Petrille, Jr.
Petrille's legal experience extends to various industries, including real estate management, alternative energy, market research, pharmaceutical services, telecommunications, construction, and software development. He addresses aspects of corporate governance, contracts, procurement, compliance, human resource issues, and creditors’ rights, ensuring that his clients receive tailored and comprehensive legal support.