President at Andover Management Corp
About Dementian Guschov
Skilled mediator and general contractor Dementian Guschov has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Andover Management Corporation since 1985. In this position, he provides unbiased dispute resolution services in cases pertaining to the engineering, construction, and architecture fields. Dementian Guschov brings extensive industry experience to this position, having owned and operated his own construction enterprise, D. Guschov Co., Inc., for nearly 40 years. Throughout his career, Dementian Guschov has overseen the construction of numerous commercial properties, including several multi-million dollar projects.
Widely recognized as an expert in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Dementian Guschov has been called upon to arbitrate international cases by the LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) and The Canadian Foundation for Dispute Resolution. In his home state of Massachusetts, Guschov has provided arbitration services to the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation and the Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution. He has garnered citations from the Governor’s Office for his service as a mediator.
Dementian Guschov has acted as a Commercial Panel Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) since 1972, resolving a vast array of disputes from design defects to contract conditions for major public companies. To hone his skills, he frequently participates in AAA training courses and professional engagements. He has also undergone partnership training through the Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Task Force in San Antonio, Texas. He holds a degree in architectural engineering from the Wentworth Institute of Technology, as well as an HIAF Certificate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Online Course - Protocols, Processes, and Protecting the Award
Among its many continuing education opportunities, the AAA offers its members free training webinars, including the online course called Protocols, Processes, and Protecting the Award. The 60-minute training course explores the possible benefits for both the party counsel and arbitrator when a “protocol approach” is used to overcome the obstacles involved in managing a complex case. As the webinar explains, complex arbitration cases present unique management complications, such as award-writing intricacies, differing presentation of evidence options, and irregular requests for relief. The online course offers recommendations to help arbitrators address these complexities, such as establishing time management strategies and securing “confirmation of authority to proceed.”
Presented by attorney and arbitrator Melinda Jayson, the recorded webinar also includes supplementary materials for review.