Testimonials

  • “ Thank you SO much for your assistance in helping the parties resolve this challenging claim. As always, we appreciate your discerning critiques of our positions and your tremendous efforts to bridge the gap.”

  • “Thanks for your hard work today. I was very impressed with your effort, as was my client!”

  • “Thank you very much for your work yesterday. I’m not sure how you did it, but I am impressed. I look forward to working with you again.”

  • “I was totally sincere with my compliments to you today. You pulled me back from the edge of defeat and delivered a victory.”

  • “You moved mountains today. Good for you, good for us and good for them. Thank you.
    Until next time”

  • Excellent and “family” component of commercial dispute was amply taken into account.

  • “Mr. Banack was one of the best prepared mediators that I have seen. It was a pleasure to work with someone who knew the dispute.”

  • “I was more than satisfied with the mediation process. I was impressed! I thought you did a great job and saved both parties unnecessary grief at a later date.”

  • “Very Good preparation. The written summary you prepared, allowed everyone to know that you were very familiar with the facts. It was my first mediation with Larry. I found him to be more prepared than other mediators I have used. I would certainly use him again and recommend his services to other lawyers.”

  • “Your efforts on behalf of all parties in this matter during the course of the mediation can only be described as “Herculean”! You obviously work very hard and this was appreciated by all parties and by all counsel.”

  • “The mediator listened to the parties and their counsel regarding a process and was very adaptive and creative in his approach.”

  • “I had no hope of settling going into this mediation. The clients had appeared unreceptive to my practical advice with respect to the need to settle. Now I feel quite confident that the matter will settle thanks to your ability to get the message through, by means of credibility, wit and impartiality.”

  • “Great Work. Your reputation in this area is well deserved. I look forward to working with you again.”

  • “Mr. Banack is a delight, pure and simple. Very down to earth!”

  • “Was very organized, calm, neutral, acknowledged Plaintiff’s hurt feelings without pressing the defendants to settle on that basis alone.”

  • “Although matter did not settle at mediation, issues were narrowed and positions reassessed. Appears that parties will be at a settlement less than a month after the session. Thanks Larry.”

  • “A very helpful, productive mediation, yielding a very fair result. Resolution would not likely have been reached but for Mr. Banack’s preparation and even handed determination to compromise and reach a settlement acceptable to the parties.”

  • “With your method we feel that something worthwhile has been done, not just going through the motions of a mandatory requirement in a law suit.”

  • “Great job Larry. I would never have guessed that this matter would settle at the mediation. I’m not sure that anyone else could have gotten it done.”

  • Thanks for your hard work today. I was very impressed with your effort, as was my client!

  • “Thank you SO much for your assistance in helping the parties resolve this challenging claim. As always, we appreciate your discerning critiques of our positions and your tremendous efforts to bridge the gap.”

  • “Thank you very much for your work yesterday. I’m not sure how you did it, but I am impressed. I look forward to working with you again.”

  • “You moved mountains today. Good for you, good for us and good for them. Thank you.
    Until next time”

  • “Mr. Banack was one of the best prepared mediators that I have seen. It was a pleasure to work with someone who knew the dispute.”

  • “Excellent and “family” component of commercial dispute was amply taken into account.”

  • “Very Good preparation. The written summary you prepared, allowed everyone to know that you were very familiar with the facts. It was my first mediation with Larry. I found him to be more prepared than other mediators I have used. I would certainly use him again and recommend his services to other lawyers.”

  • “I was more than satisfied with the mediation process. I was impressed! I thought you did a great job and saved both parties unnecessary grief at a later date.”

  • “The mediator listened to the parties and their counsel regarding a process and was very adaptive and creative in his approach.”

  • “Your efforts on behalf of all parties in this matter during the course of the mediation can only be described as “Herculean”! You obviously work very hard and this was appreciated by all parties and by all counsel”

  • “Great Work. Your reputation in this area is well deserved. I look forward to working with you again.”

  • “I had no hope of settling going into this mediation. The clients had appeared unreceptive to my practical advice with respect to the need to settle. Now I feel quite confident that the matter will settle thanks to your ability to get the message through, by means of credibility, wit and impartiality.”

  • “Was very organized, calm, neutral, acknowledged Plaintiff’s hurt feelings without pressing the defendants to settle on that basis alone.”

  • “Mr. Banack is a delight, pure and simple. Very down to earth!”

  • “Although matter did not settle at mediation, issues were narrowed and positions reassessed. Appears that parties will be at a settlement less than a month after the session. Thanks Larry.”

  • “A very helpful, productive mediation, yielding a very fair result. Resolution would not likely have been reached but for Mr. Banack’s preparation and even handed determination to compromise and reach a settlement acceptable to the parties.”

  • “With your method we feel that something worthwhile has been done, not just going through the motions of a mandatory requirement in a law suit.”

  • “Great job Larry. I would never have guessed that this matter would settle at the mediation. I’m not sure that anyone else could have gotten it done”

  • “Thank you for your excellent efforts on behalf of all of the clients, Larry”

  • “I liked your style and approach yesterday. I didn’t think we would end up where we did but I think my clients are content with the outcome”

  • “You have an amazing ability to bring parties together and to get a deal done. Thank you”

  • “Your time and hard work today were much appreciated.”

  • “Thanks so much for your good work today and patience on the paper side of things.”

  • “Thank you for your hard work. That was one of the best mediations I’ve seen yet.”

  • “Thank you, Larry – you did a good job and my client certainly appreciates it.”

  • “My daughter Tasha and I want to thank you for finding a solution to what has been a difficult and protracted matter for over 3 years. Your thoroughness, preparedness and patience was a breath of fresh air and was the very reason why this case was settled. As a lawyer and a Defendant its evident to me that you are the best of the best. I know as I have had to deal with other mediators and it wasn’t so pleasant. Thank you again.”

  • “Thank-you! Really impressed with the mediation. You did a great job”

  • “I wanted to thank you again for the fine work you did mediating this often difficult matter, in your usual well-prepared, impartial and effective manner. I am advising people here of the job you did and recommending that we strongly consider using your mediation services whenever possible.”

  • “Thanks so much for your help in this difficult situation. Your words of wisdom are always appreciated. JP”

  • “Thank you for your help. Your opening genuinely impressed my client. Your opening, credentials and demeanor throughout assisted greatly in resolving this difficult and complicated case. I would not hesitate to recommend you as a mediator to other clients of our firm. JK”

  • “I find Larry’s plenary session incredibly valuable. He demonstrates to the parties that they have been heard. SS”

  • “I am absolutely convinced that without your participation and intervention the case would never have been resolved other than with great cost and considerable time. Thank you for the professional way you handled the parties. WS”

  • “Larry, thanks for hanging in there until 10 at night and getting this difficult case settled. I.S.”

  • “Thanks for your help in getting this settled. My client was pleased with the result. A.L.”

  • “Larry, you did a great job yesterday, as always. B.B.”

  • “Larry, your setting out the detailed facts at the beginning and having a full understanding of the case saved a lot of time and allowed us to get right to negotiations. Thank you again. G.B.”

  • “Great Job J.W.”

  • “I was very impressed with your work today as was my client! A.P.”

  • “Thank you for your assistance and professionalism throughout. J. C.”

  • “Thank you Larry, we could not have settled without your guidance and perseverance. We never saw the creative settlement alternative you guided us to. V.K.”

  • “Impressed. Two files resolved. Thanks for your hard work Larry. Hope to see you again on another file. L.S.”

  • “Larry: It was a pleasure meeting you. Do you ever travel? We have very few commercial litigation mediators and it gets old dealing with retired insurance defence counsel. A.F.M. (The answer is YES)”

  • “This was all YOU. I don’t know how,but you did an amazing thing for these parties. Until next time. B.B.”

  • Thanks, Larry. Thanks for your persistence to get this done. I.E.

    Thanks for your assistance. It was a pleasure working with you. I was very impressed with your knowledge of the matter. It was clear that you took the time to “dig into” the briefs and truly understand the dispute. That helped greatly in getting to a resolution as both parties understood that your opinion was an educated, informed view. J.D.

    Thanks for your assistance. It was a pleasure working with you. I was very impressed with your knowledge of the matter. It was clear that you took the time to “dig into” the briefs and truly understand the dispute. That helped greatly in getting to a resolution as both parties understood that your opinion was an educated, informed view. J.D.

    You did a fantastic job today. Thank you for staying late as well. T.L.

    Great work today. Thanks for your patience in staying to get the minutes of settlement signed. B.V.

    Kudos! My client reports sleeping well last night for the first time in many years. M.S.

    A very tough, but ultimately successful mediation – we both very much appreciate your extra effort (going late), and the considerable mediation skills you demonstrated in getting a deal done today. T.M.

    Larry, thank you again for all of your hard work. We couldn’t have done it without you! I.M.

    Thank you, Larry. We really needed your help to cross the finish line. Our clients were so appreciative of your efforts through both stages of the mediation. M.G.

    Larry, you have the magic touch. Thanks for caring so much to stay above and beyond. C.A.

    Thanks Larry – we really appreciate your assistance with this one. P.P.

    That was a great job today. Thanks for the effort. M.D.

    Larry, as always, amazing work by you. Thank You. J.S.

    Thanks for all of your hard work yesterday. I think we managed to achieve a fair outcome for both sides and it was in large part due to your efforts. A. W.

    Thx for your help, Larry. You added value. A la prochaine— P.P.

    Larry, your efforts were greatly appreciated. I’m sorry the negotiations kept you kept you in Waterloo until the early morning hours. Your skill set, understanding of commercial disputes and the “deep dive” you always take into the facts was critical, in my view, to getting a resolution in this matter. J.D.

    You did a wonderful analysis yesterday. Well done! Thanks for your effort. H.S.

    Thanks for your work on this matter. I liked the last move which enabled us to get settled. C. B.

    Fantastic job. I had zero optimism heading into that mediation and even less when ** dug in at $900k. Kudos. P.M.

    Thank you for your excellent work. I honestly did not believe the matter would resolve, and but for your impressive efforts I am sure it would not have. M.K.

    My client and I appreciate your hard work in getting this case resolved. I look forward to working together again in the future. S.B.

    Heartfelt thanks for your hard work, tact and perseverance in bringing this difficult and complex case to this point. It looks like all the banter between counsel over picking the right mediator was worthwhile. A.B.

    Absolutely masterful. Truly

    Many thanks. These clients needed a resolution. C.P.

    You are Top Dog the best. Period

    When the going gets tough call on Larry. R.B.

    “Concerning Mr Banack, I was impressed with his professionalism and how he dealt with the matter. I also appreciated his kindness toward me during the mediation. I am really thankful that he was able to help us to reach a deal.” F. K.

    Good job Larry. That is why I recommended you. C.L

    It was a pleasure working with you and the client is very appreciative of your hard work. Thank you again. N.K.

    Larry, Thank you for your assistance in this matter. It could not have been resolved without your guidance throughout. W.F.

    Thank you for your unbelievable efforts yesterday. You did nothing less than perform magic and I’m incredibly impressed and humbled by your performance and the result you achieved. I did not think it was possible. You don’t need to hear this from me, but you are amazing at what you do, and I have tremendous respect for your approach and your unwillingness to accept defeat when it seems like the inevitable result. It is truly a pleasure to have been present for yesterday. M.K.

    Larry,I thought you did a great job getting a contentious matter resolved, and I truly appreciate your helpful (and accurate) advice towards the end of the day. C.R.

    It was really great meeting you yesterday and working with you. I found your style toward mediation and your litigation experience was very effective. I will certainly keep you in mind for future similar files. A.F.

    Larry, you remained patient and calm during the negotiation process and did an excellent job to resolve a complicated commercial dispute with difficult clients. Thanks very much. R.C.

    Thank you for getting this done. While both sides are unhappy they are relieved the dispute is resolved. They would not have been happier in litigation. That’s for sure. It was a pleasure working with you. C. L.

    Thanks Larry. You were instrumental in getting this done – it would not have happened without you shepherding this through. Thanks for accommodating the timing. J.W.

    Thanks for your help and usual great job. SS.

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