Mediation Services

Mediation Services

Mr. Meaney has been practicing law for over 40 years with extensive litigation experience. In 2015, he announced his services as a Mediator in commercial, franchise, employment, securities and real estate disputes.

Mr. Meaney's background and experience includes:
  • Completion of a 40-hour mediation course
  • Active law practice focusing on franchising, general commercial litigation, employment matters, shareholder/partner disagreements, real estate matters and general corporate matters related to small and medium-sized businesses
  • Negotiation of numerous settlements through the mediation process, including a multi-million dollar settlement
  • Named annually in the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (Franchising)
  • ColumbusCEO Magazine named him a 2015 Top Lawyer
  • Former General Counsel to a restaurant franchise company as well as the Ohio Petroleum Dealers and Repair Association
  • Former Section Chief of the Ohio Attorney General's Consumer Protection Section
  • Representation of franchisees and franchise systems

Jim says "When resolving disputes it is important to hear all sides and assist the parties in reaching a positive result. Sometimes this requires active understanding with a dose of reality … other times it requires a velvet hammer."

"Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood."
           Stephen R. Covey

Jim Meaney is a lawyer with the Zaino Law Group in Columbus, Ohio. For more information contact Jim directly at 614.975.9876 or




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