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Nina Gross Giannotti

A mediator, lawyer and international business intermediary, with over 20 years of experience in resolving and preventing complex disputes in various settings and industries. Received a Master of Laws LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the prestigious Straus Institute at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, and another LL.M. in Transnational Business Practice from the McGeorge School of Law and University of Salzburg. Completed the specialization program in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, a certification in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Harvard Law School PON Executive Program, and in International Negotiation and Mediation from the ESSEC International Business School.

Her mission is to facilitate constructive dialogue and foster mutual understanding among parties, to end destructive conflict while respecting cultural and personal differences. Experienced in divorce and coparenting mediation, trust and estate planning dispute conciliation, and in designing corporate compliance systems to minimise litigation.
Founder of The Mediation Retreat, a unique holistic program that combines transformative mediation skills with positive psychology and mindfulness.
Tri-lingual in English, Italian, and German with a background in science and fine arts used to enhance her mediation style and techniques. She welcomes collaborating and co-mediating with other professionals and experts in the field of dispute resolution.


LL.M. Alternative Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Caruso School of  Law,

LL.M. International Business Law, McGeorge School of Law  Salzburg Seminars

J.D., Suffolk Law School, Boston

B.A., Brandeis University, Psychology, Biology, Legal Studies

Boston Latin School

Areas Of Practice

  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • International
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Products Liability
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Conflict Coach
  • Estate Planner
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Ombuds
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Systems Designer

Fees and Provisos

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • LL.M. Alternative Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
  • PONs Harvard Law Advanced Mediation and Dispute Resolution
  • Global Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Geneva
  • 40 hr- ADR Caulkins Mediation Training
  • Ken Cloke -The Center for Resolution- 80hr Mediation Training
  • CDC- 80 hr Dependency Court Mediation Training
  • Harvard Law PONs William Ury - 30 hr training on Negotiation
  • Harvard Law Executive Training 40 hr on Negotiation
  • ESSEC Business Law Negotiation and Mediation
  • LL.M. Arbitration and International Business Law

Professional Associations

  • ABA Probate and Property
  • ABA Dispute Resolution
  • SCMA
  • STEP
  • SCFM

Publications & Presentations

  • Apology, Forgiveness and Teconciliation

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • German / Swiss German