The negotiation of significant disputes ordinarily unfolds in stages. The process has the greatest chance of success, meaning that the parties’ reasonable needs will be satisfied, through a well-planned, appropriate strategy. DiCaprio ADR works with parties and their attorneys to help define principal negotiation goals and interests and to develop a strategy for achieving them. This may include interactive evaluation of a party’s best case/ worst case outcomes and a clear articulation of what a “good” result is. The process may also include identifying issues that are likely to be raised in negotiations, minimizing surprise.